be determined

We all have something we want to do. Or certainly, there have been times in your life when you had a dream.  Sometimes the dream is simple like buy a house, or get a new car, or a great job. Maybe you want to get married, have children, have the dream career, travel. And sometimes on our way to that dream we encounter difficulties, or we get distracted or change our minds. And it was hard to keep going. And the dream went away. But if it is a real dream. It doesn’t go away. It stays there just under the surface. It becomes an “if only”… I had enough money, met the right guy, lived somewhere else.

Over the course of my life, I have had multiple dreams. I wanted to get married and have children and have a career in Hollywood and I got to do all of those things. And each of those dreams took effort, and planning and persistence.  That’s why the most important thing you need to remember when it comes to dreams is to KEEP GOING.

There have been times when that meant just blindly putting one foot in front of the other.  It meant taking a job to pay bills while I worked on a screenplay.  It meant moving to a different location. And it meant taking risks. The risk of failure, of being wrong, of being too late, or too foolish.  But if you really have a dream – those risks don’t matter. Because you have to keep going.

Do you have a dream? Maybe it’s something you don’t even want to say out loud because it feels so unrealistic. But people who are not overly bright, or talented, or gifted achieve their dreams all the time.  Because they kept at it.  I read somewhere – don’t know if it’s true – that Edison created a hundred failed prototypes before he finally created the light bulb. He just kept at it.

I believe that God has a dream for you. That He created you for something very specific in the world. He has given you specially chosen gifts, and opportunities and experiences to train you for what this dream is. And I believe that when you get really quiet within yourself and seek Him you will find out what that dream is.

Maybe you are already on your way to your destination. It’s also important to know that once you have completed one dream – there will always be another waiting for you.

So get out there and dream and then do something about it. And most of all KEEP GOING.