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All men dream…

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.

T. E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia)

Trip Lee on dreaming big

Even the sun goes down, heroes die eventually
Great careers end in the industry
Empires implode; you may go down in history
But everything will go down eventually
Look, you can stack bread, but you can’t stop death
And there will be no comforter for you in that bed

We all get laid out, the games get played out
In a maze headed to the grave, and there’s no way out
You can’t outlast life, it fades out fast
Death is coming for us all, everything’s gonna pass
So look at it from that angle, dang
My dreams gotta be bigger and greater than that

Trip Lee, The Good Life

Where are you going?

It is crucially important to understand the purpose and outcomes you will achieve by accomplishing the goals you have set. The last thing anyone wants is to reach the top of the ladder and discover that it was set against the wrong wall! Many people have very clear intentions and goals and yet have not carefully identified what all the hard work and determination will ultimately yield.

Very often people realize that the goals they have been working so hard to achieve are taking them to a place they don’t really care much about.

Scott Blanchard and Madeleine Homan, Leverage Your Best, Ditch the Rest (New York: William Morrow, 2004), 20.