You have goals, right?
A goal or dream that may have been with you since childhood. It may have come by recently.
A hobby you wish to master(I want to learn Mandarin). That BMW, or luxury cruise for you and your wife. There’s the YOU now and a YOU in the future.
Doing something dope.
But, how to get there?
Along the years I’ve come across many dreamers. School mates, colleagues, close friends and family—myself included—who don’t know whether or not the YOU now will become the future YOU.
1. Fear of Consistency
Three nights ago, I spent a bulk of my evening searching my contacts for many talented individuals(Some who I had met as recently as six months ago).
As I hammered and clicked, searching the web, droplets of rain crashed against my window.
Eager for my attention. I stared out the window for minutes after coming up short(more like empty handed) and continued naturally. Maybe I missed something…
After an hour of the search I stopped, my mind crashing against the wall. Anxiety! The people… Where were they?
All of them couldn’t have just VANISHED.
Closing my search, I found a few, however… out of any of those creatives and business people(I’ve amassed a contact list of 1,132 people) only 1 out of every 10 people is still active today.
Consistently following their dreams.
Consistently grinding to perfect their craft.
Consistent in trying new things.
2. Fear of Change
Most of you know school mates or colleagues, or professionals that faded from the radar.
Perhaps you felt the need to stop or take a break from your dreams. Maybe members of your family or community try to persuade you from acting on your gut. Against the norm.
— 侯 Hash•€moto 🏯🎎 (@TheSygns) February 3, 2017
3. Fear of Creating
Which should actually be Fear of Critique. 😁
One of the things I’ve learned from the music world is that nothing is granted. The entertainment industry is fueled by DIY attitude and hard work. There is no gate keeper except your willingness to create more.
Where talent fails to work hard, hard work will always beat talent.
But, please. Don’t Give up.
Three simple steps will always keep you on the upward swing:
Feeling as if somethings will not happen, complaining that things will not happen or blaming institutions or other people for your inability to proceed at your endeavors should stop immediately.
Anytime you feel doubtful, or if you know someone who says “maybe tomorrow.” Then pay it forward and share this with them. It may just change their lives.
It’s simple enough to say but a walk through history lane will tell us that DOING is better than NOT.