“You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.”
– Emma Stone
Really fantastic points. Take your dreams and make them a reality, folks. Take your future into your own hands, regardless of what it is you want to do. From the sciences to the arts. Stop waiting for someone to hand you an opportunity and start creating your own. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and provide jobs for millions of people across the country. Take control of your life.
The Aspiring Actress.
I cannot wait to take the plunge and properly start my business. There are many reasons for this:
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“In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream, and in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
– Michael Jackson
Who else cried watching his hologram perform at the 2014 Billboard Awards? Despite what anyone might think, to me, he is still the King of Pop. An innovator, dreamer and artist who inspired millions of people around the world.
There’s a line, you see. Let’s picture it like this: the line up to your city’s most popular and exclusive club. But this isn’t your typical line. This isn’t your usual ‘first come, first serve’ kinda line. No, this line is different, because every day its sequence changes at random.
It doesn’t change based on how much you want to get into the club, whether it’s your girlfriend’s birthday or how much you’re willing to bribe the bouncer (although that helps…a little bit). It doesn’t even change based on how much you’re willing to do to get to the front, though it is taken into consideration so it does help your chances over not doing anything at all. It’s more like..the club’s going to owe you favours. Not favours big enough to like you know, get you in to the club but things that’ll help you get there.
But even then, you could easily be pushed down the line by someone who’s been there for a way shorter time than you, who has done way less to ‘deserve’ it and vice versa, you could do the same to someone else who’s been there longer and paid more dues. Things have to be fair to keep people coming and staying, after all.
There will be plenty of people who come and go out of this line while you’re there, not everyone has the same patience or tenacity that you do. Plenty of people will walk past you and scoff as they make their way to the establishment down the street, that’s niiiice but not quite where you want to be. It just doesn’t quite hit the spot of what you’re looking for.
Ignore such people that come into your life.
If you’ve decided this club is exactly where you want to be, and can’t possibly imagine waiting to get in anywhere else then here’s my advice to you:
Buckle down, work hard, pay your dues, look to your neighbours for words of wisdom, never be afraid to ask for help and stay looking your best while you’re doing it so that when the day does come that you are chosen to be front of the line, you’re ready and you know you’ve deserved it.
We don’t know what the order will be tomorrow. All we can do is get in line, do our part, try to stay inspired and just wait. Don’t just wait around STARING, contemplating whether you should get into it. You have to be IN the line to get the chance to be at the front of it. So step in. It doesn’t bite. And for the lucky few of you out there, you might even have a nice friend who’ll let you budge.
And for the even luckier few, if you’re patient enough, you’ll be in the club, partying with the best of them soon enough.
So dream on, my dreamers. And I’ll see you lot in there.
The Aspiring Actress.
Unless you do.
– John C. Maxwell
Hustle sold separately.
My favourite saying and mantra.
“20 years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.”
– Mark Twain (Author; Best known for penning “The Great American Novel”: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)