‘Mine of course’ — You say! — Who else’s could it be right?
Well that’s what I thought and of course you’re right — It is your life
Was it the one you designed or was it designed for you
I remember as a child day dreaming of my adult life
Right down to the car I would drive — Yes I know too many movies!
Yes I’ve had a few beers in this pub – Yes this was the dream car – but I digress!
I went through school, University and into work with the dream
For me it would be the country practice, the open road and the soft top
No more city life after 5 years in London — Give me the fields
The country pubs, the scent of honey suckle in the cool of a summer’s evening
As the hangars closed on another day of flying
The family home, a cottage of sorts, open fire, golden lab, children playing
Idilic? Absolutely and it was until it wasn’t! I was building the dream
Then someone came and offered me his dream — His vision for the future
It seemed so romantic, enticing, travel the world, relocate, do the job
An opportunity too good to miss — BUT — It wasn’t my dream it was his!
How often have you heard, if you don’t build your own dream
You will spend your life building someone else’s.
It’s been the mantra of many companies enticing you into their dream
A dream fuelled by the idea that you can create your own future
And — You can
But it has to align with your dream, your design, your vision
It has to be on your terms, within your reality not someone else’s
You see before you set out on the entrepreneurial endeavour or a profession
A trade — a vocation it’s worth looking at the map first
Your map — To be certain you are going in your intended direction
Once you are sure of the destination you can embark on the trip
Keeping your vision, your dream your reality focused
Not — Confused by what others are doing
Not comparing yourself to them
Not wanting what they have at the expense of your dream
Not being enticed, romanced, persuaded or cajoled
But building your own reality — Your own place in society — On your terms
So the thought for the day?
“Unless it is beneficial, don’t let other people bring their reality into your life!”