Your dream can become a reality with effort
Do you dream about accomplishing something? Think you have a really hot idea, but haven’t done anything with it? Could be a book, a movie, a trip; just about anything big.
I have a dream. Have had it for years, in fact. You see, I’ve had this movie churning in my head. I think it’s a pretty good one, too. (Don’t we all feel that way about our ideas?)
Finally in September 2012 I started putting words to paper. Currently, the script is merely a collection of scenes; dialog, mostly. The script needs more scenes and transitional segments. The writing requires editing and polishing, then conversion to screenplay form. In other words, I’m a long way off.
Will the movie air? Who knows? Eventually I’ll search out experts who can coach me on this project. What’s important is that I began the project.
Have a dream? Let it go
What about you? Do you have a dream swirling around in your head that screams to be released? Well, let it go. At least start on it. Run with your dream. Don’t let self-doubt hold you back (“Oh, no one will be interested.” “I’ll never get financing.” “It’s not a very good idea.”)
By not acting, you’ll only reinforce your belief. Put another way, there’s no way for an idea to become a reality unless it’s first hatched. Sure, your idea takes time and effort. You may not have the necessary funds and can’t take a sabbatical to focus on your idea. At least get started. Without a start, your dream remains just that: a dream. There’s no hope for it to become a reality.
My goal is to devote 15-30 minutes a day on my script. I realize that if I’m not disciplined, the script–my draft, anyway–will never get completed. Same for you. Commit right now to budgeting 15 or more minutes at least 3 times per week on your dream. (Daily would be best.)
Like diet and exercise programs, a professional regimen requires time to take effect. But once it does, you’ll be in a groove. Each day you will act upon your dream, bringing it that much closer to reality.
Have a dream? Run with it!
What is your dream? Feel free to describe it below. I’m really interested in hearing from you.
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I wrote this piece partly to commit myself to my dream (the movie script). Figured that if I publicized my plan, I would be more likely to stick to it.
Speaking of which, I should open up that file and get to work. Thanks for stopping by.
I like what you said about having a regimen. This requires time to take effect. But once it does, you’ll be in a groove. Each day you will act upon your dream, bringing it that much closer to reality. It’s what I like to call the ‘compound effect’. Over time, you’ll get results and be consistent. Thank you for sharing Tom!