A really cute couple, who began their dating life over 7 good minutes, recently shared with me a taste of their wedding vows. One of them made mention of the power of “dream and do.” Dream and do, remember, is so much more powerful than it’s close cousin of “do or die.”
So, friends, remember this – dream and do.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, will make Fargo on a Sunday seem like the best place to be. Nothing but your big dream. You see, nothing changes your perspective quite like your big dream. In 23 days five or my friends (old men) will tackle the French Alps, not because we have to but because it’s another example of following our dreams. Today, I’m up early riding with a few because I can’t wait to get out there and enjoy the beauty and the pain – especially with a few friends. Today, head coaches from OSU will think that BTL practicing with them is the realization of someones big dream, because it is. Two business owners, later that same day, will get my best because it’s part of my big dream to give it to them. And, come 5 bells Eastern, my favorite Chicago CEO (ok, you’re my only one), will be practicing with me and getting my best because he’s now a part of my opus too. Today will be another manifestation of dream and do. Yesterday was too.
So, friend, do not delay, delegate, or delay the authoring of your opus. Stop playing small or settling. You are meant to live the dream – your dream. And once you have this clarity, doing Fargo on a Friday will be to your hearts delight. You’ll see. Dream and do. Dream and do. Dream and do some mo. Stop settling for bright lights if you dream about countrysides and quiet times. Stop settling for the small audiences if you’re aiming to impact millions. Stop playing anothers tune when you know you’ve got so many songs inside of you. Stop toiling in the soil unless you really love getting dirt under your nails. You are meant to dream and do, dream and do, and dream and do some more. Hard labor you disdain as you tire. Hard opus you sustain as you perspire. Pain is inevitable. Misery is a choice. Good.
Live hard. Love harder (Thanks, Teeks)…