"I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences."
When I think about the word "dream," I used to imagine grandiose, pie-in-the-sky, seeming impossibilities. Those kind of images usually haunt my sleep when I'm on cold medicine -- like riding a purple-spotted hippopotamus down the middle of Main Street after winning the World Series. Never. Going. To. Happen.
But the word dream can also mean a hope. Or a condition or aspiration I long to achieve.
These kinds of dreams include things like family harmony, health, financial stability ... and publication. If I think they are impossible, I'll only sit around wishing and hoping, but never achieving. In order to make these dreams a reality, I need to take the advice offered by Les Brown at the beginning of this post.
I believe my dream of publication is possible. So I'm at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference this week and weekend. The inconveniences to overcome? Three kids at home, lunches to be packed, carpools, school activities, a Special Olympics track meet, not-so-restful-sleep away from home, my introverted comfort zone, and the fear of rejection by editors and agents. Yet, I am determined to overcome them in order to reach my goal (and am extremely grateful for the help of my mom and husband to cover things on the home front).
What about you? What is your dream? What inconveniences will you need to overcome in order to achieve your dream?