Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Mom, I'm Going to the Pros
How many times have we heard that come out of the mouth of young boys? Far too many times to mention. Every boy who is involved in any type of organized sport dreams of the day he will make it to the big time. Every girl dreams of being the next big hip-hop diva or star of the silver screen. How many of them actually get there? The sad truth is, not many. But who are we to squelch their dreams? As writers, are we any different? Well, yes, most of us are adults who have long since given up the notion of making millions with our dream. But aren't we still holding onto that dream? Aren't we still writing every day in the hopes that our big break will come along? Of course we are. Why shouldn't we? No matter the odds of success, the journey in itself is priceless. What a person gains from striving toward a goal can't be matched by any form of compensation. So, I say let us dream. Let us think bigger than life. And let us have that chance at success. After all, if no one chased the dream, there would be no pro athletes, no movie stars, no Olympic gold medalists, no Emmy winners, no Oscar winners, and nobody with heart. So, here's to all of you! Don't ever stop chasing the dream. (Yeah, I know it's random, but get used to it. This is what it's going to be like around her for a while.)
Posted by Susan R. Mills at 8:00 AM
Labels: Pep Talk
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LOL, "Get used to it" :)
Yes, I agree with you that a sad number of kids that have hopes of becoming IT do not make it to that part. However, without trying we would never know. I tell myself, "Would you still write without publishing, fame or fortune? YEP!"
Here here...I second that notion...Just do it.
Random is good, and so is this post. Great message, Susan!
I was thinking the same thing last night as I watched American Idol. I get how badly they want it, how much they're willing to do to make it. Although, unlike a certain guitar player, I'll be keeping my shirt on :)
Woo hoo. Here's to chasing the dream!
I like random. And loved those shoes. I sometimes think the journey would be much sweeter if it ended in success. It's like climbing a mountain--you get an awesome view and you can see the work it took to get you there. Happy writing.
I'm raising my pen to you in salute! Absolutely, I will never stop dreaming!! =)
Here's to chasing the dream! Go Susan!
With two boys who play basketball, I know exactly what you mean, except we have a better chance because our writing ability is not based on being in top physical condition, only mental.
Random is good! I think we can all use messages like these once in a while. Dream catching is hard work!
I raise my glass to dreams and may we all find some measure of success. :)
The world would be a boring place without dreamers. :)
I love encouraging posts like this, random or not. We need some good motivation and positive thinking sometimes. To dreams!! :-)
This is a great post. So inspiring. Why give up? And why not you? Those are the things I ask myself. And it helps me keep going. :)
When counseling school kids, so many of the boys were determined to be the next Michael Jordan, even though they'd probably never come close to being tall enough (or have the talent). It was a real challenge trying not to squelch their dreams. Not all great basketball players are super tall, right? Heart has a lot to do with success.
Dreams are very important. Not only are they important, but also the fact that as we continue through life our dreams can be subject to change. There's nothing out there that says we have to stick to one dream for the duration. I think not only is it important to dream but to dream often.
You are so right-- we are nothing without our dreams. Goals give us something to strive for, and if we aren't reaching, we aren't growing!
Glad you're back!
It's ours for the asking!
This is not random! It's just what I needed today!
Yay for dreamers!
I'm used to it already! :)
Great pep talk :) and fun post.
Randomness is never a bad thing. (says the most random guy in the northeast US).
Love it! And, I totally agree. And, would you believe ... this very morning, my son told me (you can tell we've been watching the Olympics) that he really hoped there would be a scooter competition in the Olympics someday that he could compete in! :-)
Ha, ha! It is a long shot, but at least the process is fun. :)
I love this post! At least rejections don't give us bruises (well to the ego maybe), broken bones, and screwed up knees. They're nothing chocolate can't cure! (Can you tell I was just watching the women's alphine event?)
Susan, I think I just commented like 500 times or not at all as my computer is a little screwy but thanks for the pep talk!
We should all always dream tall!!!!!
Thanks for an inspirational and awesome post!!!!
I like it! And I shall! Thanks!
I love dreaming, and sometimes they come true :o)
I agree with you. We have to dream.
i second that -- and where do you find these pics?
Great post Susan! Well said. Dream on, baby. Dream on ;o)
I think we might be kindred souls! Beautifully put! I love that writers are dreamers and for the most part have never lost their sense of child-like wonder. Dream on, friend!
I totally agree with you! What are we without dreams?
All right. I'll get used to it. Love your post too because I am a dreamer and am enjoying the journey.
I agree--don't let go of a dream.
Love this post! Yes, be random! It is a a lot of FUN! :o)
Amen! My thoughts exactly--we don't give up--we go for it all and someday...:)
Very true!! If it weren't for dreamers, we wouldn't have half the fun stuff we have now! :)
I love random, BTW! It always makes for lively conversation. *wink wink*
If there's one thing harder than chasing the dream, it must be chasing the dream in high heels.
As someone once said: Dreams are like stars...you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.
:-) I've already written my Oscar speech. The chances of ever getting to use it are about .000000001%, but I'll still keep going for it.
That's right... dream big... aim high. Woo hoo!
One of the reasons athletes are so inspirational is that they don't hide behind excuses. They don't JUST dream -- they take the actions to turn their dreams into reality.
Also, thanks Susan for stopping by my place and becoming a follower! I appreciate it.
I will chase my dream,if I catch it, I will be happy but chasing is good too!
I'm definitely keeping the dream! It's too rewarding on most days not to. Thanks for the inspiration, Susan!
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