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.
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.
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