Your responsibility

Your responsibility November 25, 2013

It’s great to have a dream. And for that dream to have value, you must be willing to take responsibility for it. You can’t expect someone else to reach your dream for you. You can’t expect someone else to put forth the effort, and to make the journey. Because if that happens, what you get is not what you really want. Your dream is yours because you long to achieve it. You long to go through the process, to make the effort and the commitment, to do the learning and choosing and sacrificing, and to be the person who achieves that dream. That’s why the dream is yours.

And that’s why you must take responsibility for it. You must first figure out what it is that you truly want. It can be anything. There’s no limitation on what that can be. What you truly want to be, where you want to go, how you want to live, that’s all within you. One of your greatest gifts is the dream you have. And you have to figure out and understand what that is, authentically, not borrow it from someone else. And then you must step forward and make it happen. You can’t expect someone else to bail you out of your problems or bail you into your dream. Because to the extent that you do that you’re not going to ever really reach that dream. When you expect it to appear magically, without any effort on your part, without any commitment, without any responsibility on your part, you’ve lost it. It’s no longer yours.

Your dream is valuable because you can do it, and because you will do it. That’s what gives it value. So step forward, take responsibility for your dream, and do everything necessary to make it happen. Only then will you achieve what will truly fulfill you.

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