Sunday, June 16, 2013

Chasing Your Dreams?

It's an old adage, "Chase your dreams." Great advice if you don't delete the adjective "your". Most of us end up running all our lives, chasing everyone's dreams but our own. Boyfriend's dreams...parents' dreams...corporate vision...images created by, for, and about someone else. The directive "to chase" indicates the dreams are separate from us and somehow beyond our control. So we chase them and hope they are not to elusive for capture. Actually, what we do is carry our dreams. They are on our backs like Atlas' world going wherever we go until we set them down to chase someone else's goals. The problem is that we sometimes stray so far from them for so long that we forget where we put our dreams. Don't do it. Run back and touch your dream as often as possible. Move it every week: an inch or a mile closer to reality. Sure, you have to put down big, heavy dreams sometimes to help others carry theirs. That's okay but good friends and loved ones will do the same for you. If not, carry your dreams and chase some new friends.

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