So You Wanna Be a Dreamer?
Do you want to be like me, in a perpetual state of plotting, planning, and pondering?
Do you want to live fearing every step you take is in the wrong direction, away from your “destiny?” Do you want to examine, cross-examine, re-cross-examine your every move and end up not moving at all.
Do you want to hesitate, over-analyze, and end up missing out of potentially fulfilling opportunities?
If your answer is “No,” then don’t be a dreamer, be a doer.
Are dreams important? Absolutely. But dreams don’t change the world, action does.
“I don’t know what my dream is.” --Majority of Millennials
If you are one of the majority of Millennials who have no idea what to do with their life, you’re in great shape. I wish to be in your shoes!
Why? Because you aren’t burdened with the unnecessary weight of having to fulfill a specific “destiny.”
Do I believe in destiny? Somewhat. Do I believe you have a destiny? Sure.
But that’s beside the point.
If you don’t have a dream (or maybe you just have a vague dream), you are in the best position to actually accomplish something.
You are free to DO.
You can do things without any preconceived desires to step in a specific direction. You can throw things at the wall and see what sticks. You can get messy, you can make mistakes, you can learn what things you hate doing and things you enjoy doing.
Without an agenda you are free to do anything. You are free to discover you.
Then, and only then, will your “dream” begin to manifest itself. Your destiny will appear on the horizon as the misty haze blows away.
Experiment. Make art. Do random things. Learn.
Don’t be like me. I don’t try to mess up anymore. I keep seeking perfection. I’m scared any choice of action I take will detract from me reaching my dream (of self-employment) sooner. So I sit and dream of my future, instead of actually going out and getting it.
Just DO something.
I actually did do something, I wrote a book: The Millennial Way: Step Up, Step Out, Step Forward.
You can snag a copy for your Kindle here for only $2.99. Check it out and give it some internet love.
Also, check out my friend Todd’s awesome post about how to think like a Millennial: