Creating Your Dream

Failure is not final ~ it is the courage to continue that counts.

I am successful enough to visit places like this.

For a little while I had this weird idea that I would never make plans again ~ that I would just drift along like some Californian beachcomber, taking whatever each day, each hour, gave to me.  No goals, no dreams, no program, no plans, no schemes…..  And what a fucking damn stupid idea that was.  I’m better than that.  Anyhow, without a solid program I’d just drift deeper down into the Dark Abyss.

Without dreams and goals, plans and schemes, my life would be grey and meaningless, and who would want to know a guy like that?  Without plans how could I have a truly rewarding relationship, and how could I take my favored travelling companion on a road trip to see the world?  Rely on chance, fate, luck…..?  Relying on luck to create my future seems like a bad idea to me ~ a bit like relying on winning the lottery to solve one’s financial problems.

The future is not something we enter.  The future is something we create.  ~  Leonard I. Sweet.

Truly successful, really interesting people, never rely on chance or fate.  You might look at an extremely accomplished, charming, Renaissance-type man and think he just got lucky ~ just being in the right place at the right time maybe?  You know what?  Every piece of what seems like good fortune is usually the result of hours, days, months, years of hard work and preparation.

The more I practice, the luckier I get.  ~  Gary Player

So, I’m going back to making plans.  Actually, I already have goals and dreams and plans and schemes ~ and they’re mostly written down.  But it isn’t enough simply to have goals and dreams, a plan of how to achieve them, and some idea of what things will be like when you’ve reached your goal.  Putting a plan into action involves believing that you can create your own future, that neither luck nor fate nor somebody else will determine what happens ~ your future is in your own hands.

What we think and feel are the lock and the key to our future success.  Not allowing anything that happened in the past to determine our present and our future begins in the mind.  We should not allow others to bring us own, and we should never rely on others for our happiness or our success.

Some say that their lack of success is all their parents fault.  And that chasing a dream is too risky and just a waste of time.  All I know is that a goal without a plan and hard work is just a wish.


jack collier

In the sunny USA I usually plan on driving a Mustang convertible

3 responses

  1. I wonder if it would behoove you to reevaluate the definition of plan? Planning is important. However, drifting can have its benefits too.
    Is it finding a balance?
    I’m in the process of making new plans, but enjoying that bit of aimlessness that summer provides. Is it balance? I dont know. What I do know is I love to plan and execute, but I also love unstructured time.
    You’ve got this, Jack. No matter what ‘this’ actually is.

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    1. WOW! So thoughtful and thought-provoking. Now I’m not quite certain what ‘this’ actually is either. Maybe I’ll consider ‘balance’ and what that means.
      Thank you Robynbird. 💖💖✌

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