Monday, May 23, 2016
Monday Musings and Mumblings
Instead of dwelling, I'd like to impart a lesson I've learned on those younger than I. If you have a dream, make it happen. Now! Now while you're in your younger years. Don't wait until your sixties like I did. We all know the saying, "Follow your dreams." I don't really like it. I'd followed mine for nearly fifty years...a lot of good that did me.
No, instead, I say "State your dreams, then live your life so bodaciously that they have to work like hell to keep up with you."
My first published book was in 2011. Since then, I've published nine more books plus six novellas. I've moved from a smaller publisher to one of the Big Five. I'm preparing to self-publish books I've gotten rights back to. I have other goals. Goals I'm almost embarrassed to share for they make me seem better than I really am. It's just I'm living my life bodaciously...at least until my dreams catch up.
So, what are your dreams? The thing in the secret part of your soul you feel you MUST do to be truly happy? Is it a practical one for you and your natural inclinations? Forget whether an expert says you have talent or not. How many experts have been proven wrong? Sometimes we just have to listen to the outcries of our soul. What it longs to do. What it requires to flourish.
Don't put it off. Don't allow other's opinions or expectations of what you should be doing instead stand in your way. Live your life bodaciously, work hard so your dreams have to scramble to keep up.
You might be surprised with what you can achieve.