What Happens When You Mix Old Dreams and Hard Work
Whenever I visited my Aunt Susan as a kid, I begged her to let me borrow her camcorder so I could produce “TV shows.” A lot of my productions were my best imitation of NBC’s Today Show. And during the show, I did things like interview my brother Caleb about the Sears catalog, interview my cousin about the artwork on the wall, or engage in aimless monologues.
When I played the videos for family members, I watched to see how they responded, listened for laughs, and took note when they got bored. And with each video I made, they got a little better.
Even as a child, I liked the thought of getting my ideas in front of a big audience to see what would stick. So I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that after years of writing, speaking, and sharing my ideas, I finally made my first appearance on a legitimate morning show last weekend. On Sunday, I appeared on Sunrise, the Australian version of the Today Show, and talked about my recent Fox News article, Yes, Your Spouse Should Give You a Performance Review.
The whole thing was kind of surreal, and on the day of the interview, it dawned on me: You never know what will happen when you combine lifelong dreams with a ton of hard work. So I would encourage you to listen to the dreams you’ve never let go of – even the ridiculous ones. And if you’re serious about it, invest the countless hours required to open the doors you’d like to walk through. You might be surprised what happens.
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