To all the dreamers out there -
I hope you realize that I write these posts as much for myself as anyone. I'm no expert at anything - writing, success, life, you name it - just an average schmo trying to work it all out. I need encouragement along the way, just like you do. We're all on the same team, and if a cheering crowd can spur an underdog to victory, then this is me yelling at the top of my voice!
One of my biggest downfalls is that I've always been an end-gamer. Most dreamers are, which is why we get stuck dreaming instead of realizing our dreams. We envision the touchdown, the victory dance, and the glorious party afterward, without much thought for the years of rigorous training and hours of grueling punishment that go into getting there. The first time we take a hit, we may smile and try to shake it off. The second time, we're a little wobbly getting to our feet, maybe even wondering about the wisdom of staying in the game. Each subsequent blow leaves us reeling - where did that come from? - and unsure how much more we can take.
But...here's where the cheering crowd comes in. You CAN do it. You CAN win at this game. All you have to do is keep playing, keep inching forward. Yes, you'll have battle-scars when all is said and done, but hopefully, you'll have champagne, too.