The question


Life, Non Random Links / Monday, April 5th, 2010

It’s the question that drives us.

And when you lose your drive, maybe you can ask yourself the question. What question, you ask? Maybe one of these. Or you could come up with your own questions. One of the questions I love asking is what do you dream about?
What do you want to do with your life? 
What’s the one thing you dream about often? The one thing you couldn’t stop thinking about, and the one thing you always wanted to do, and are going to do one day or some day? The dream you have but are scared of sharing with others, because you think people are going to make fun of you. Or start asking you about? You don’t tell them you want to write a book or start a company because then you would have to answer questions like when and what are you doing about it?And though you can fool yourself with someday and one day, when you tell others – these words sound hollow. And empty. And meaningless.

We hold our dreams as tiny candles within our hearts, a faint flame flickering in a vast space, and we wonder why our dreams don’t come true. They don’t because we don’t bring our dreams out to reality – what’s the point of having a dream, it’s our escape from our reality. But it’s actually an escape from our current reality, so if we were to make our dreams real – we’d be able to really escape our current reality. The first step to that is bringing your dream out into the open and seeing what it would take to make it happen. Facing up to the work required, because it’s what we are committed to – and because it would all be worthwhile to make that happen.

That mythical some day is never getting here. There’s only today.

So what is it you dream about?

And what are you doing about it.

2 Replies to “The question”

  1. And if someone were to ask you what you want in/from life and not what you want to do with it…what would you say?For instance, I might have (or have not)a dream (which I may or may not fulfill in future) but do not have a clue of what I want from life (not in materialistic terms)…what then?stumbled upon your blog…nice read 🙂

  2. I believe all of us want the same things – to contribute and to be connected – we find our own unique expressions; what we get from life is a reflection or by product of how we fulfill on these two aims!

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