Chasing Your Dreams

by Nate Croft

Like our strange little dentist friend in the picture above, we all want to be that happy doing the work we have dreamed about doing. Most of us come preinstalled with a desire to do work that we enjoy. It is as if we know that it is possible to provide for ourselves and not hate doing so.

Unfortunately, most of us are also completely terrible at pulling this off. Even if we have pretty good jobs that we mostly like, it seems like that magical dream job is always dangling just out of reach. Why is that?

The next time you hear someone talk about their dream job, listen to how they describe it. Most people I've heard usually have a very vague idea of this dream of theirs. There are usually one or two concrete ideas buried under a mountain of happy and unspecific warm fuzzies. A lot of feelings with little substance.

Let's get up, look fear square in the face, kick it in the nuts and go on chasing down that dream and make it ours.

I think this is a defense mechanism. Dreams are just that. They aren't real and it's fun to talk about them. But if your turn one of these dreams into a goal, well that's scary. Goals are definite and require us to get off our butts and do something. When you turn a dream into a goal, you are now squarely in the realm where failure is a possiblity.

And aren't we such funny creatures that we let fear of failure boss around our dreams like some middle school bully?

You get to do life one time. Once. Uno. Let's get up, look fear square in the face, kick it in the nuts and go on chasing down that dream and make it ours.

Write down that dream of yours. Right now! Put it on paper and post it somewhere you have to see it. Turn that thing into a goal. Set a hard date and be very specific about what success looks like. You can do this.

Practicing What We Preach

It's very easy to write that kind of hard stuff, but it is a whole different thing to walk it out. But that's what we've been doing. We've done our yearly business review and set out some crazy goals for ourselves here at FortySeven Media. Man, it's tough chasing down a dream! Those things are like trying to tackle a buttered cheetah.

But it isn't stopping us and it won't stop you either.

We've set out to have our best year ever and we want you to have your best year ever too. If you need some help getting started, check out the Best Year Ever course at Kicktastic for kick start. We are going to be digging into every part of our business to make it the best it has ever been and we're inviting you to join us and do the same.


You got this.

February 13, 2013

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