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Good Luck With That...

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Good luck with that.

I've heard this said many times and I know I've said it before.

You know what I'm talking about. You've said it or heard also.

Good luck with that.

Someone has said this to me when I shared an idea or dream with them... Good luck with that.

I know I've said it when someone indulged me with their dreams or ideas.

Good Luck with that.

When did it not be okay to dream? When did it not be okay to have ideas and something your passionate about and try to make it realized?

What is the age when we are supposed to conform to everyone and everything else around us—when are we not supposed to dream or scheme anymore?

Is there a limit on new songs and song writers? Is there a cap limit on new authors and books? Is there a number limit on new restaurant openings? Is there a limit on entrepreneurs allowed to live out their dream of starting a business?

If we were to be truthful to ourselves and to the people who dare to share their dreams and ideas with us, we would all realize many times when we say Good luck with that; What we are really saying is we don't have the guts to follow through with our dreams or ideas.

There is enough room for everybody to dream and try. Everybody has the gift to succeed or fail—just some people don't have the courage to try.

So what if someone else has already done your idea or is living your dream! We don't have your new book to read or your new restaurant to eat at, and we don't have your new song to sing. So go ahead and try it.

 

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Dreams, ideas, and passions worth trying are never easy to actualize. It can be downright discouraging when your trying to make your dream happen. But I think that's the point. The value comes from the blood, sweat, and tears of trying to make your idea or dream a reality.

If someone tells you we don't need another book or another restaurant or another song to sing—they are lying to you. They are lying because we don't have your dream.

So in all sincerity, good luck with that. Good luck with your dream, your passion, or your idea.

Good luck. Because, whether your succeed or fail, you will become a better person for trying. When you become a better person then we all become better people, which makes for better and more beautiful community.

For an ever better blog post on this subject:

Read Jon Acuff'S  Nashville has too many musicians, but we are missing one.

Favorite Opening Lines From A Book

There is nothing like a great opening line from a book. Opening lines either grab my soul and imagination or can make me disinterested.

I love reading. I love books.

Some opening lines from some of my favorite books:

‘When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home’ – S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders

“When I was three and Bailey four, we had arrived in the musty little town, wearing tags on our wrists which instructed – ‘To Whom It May Concern’ – that we were Marguerite and Bailey Johnson Jr., from Long Beach, California, en route to Stamps, Arkansas, c/o Mrs. Annie Henderson.” - Maya Angelou, I know Why The Caged Bird Sings

"All children, except one, grow up." - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only." - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

What about you?