The wilderness. That’s what they say it feels like when you finally step up and start working towards a dream. Dream-building can be lonely. Results come with time and in today’s world of instant-everything, it’s fast becoming almost impossible to wait for anything.

But the truth is that there is no such thing as instant success, no matter how much we all want it.

The thing is, when you first put yourself out in the world you’re likely to hear…crickets.

Which is, of course, when most of us give up.

Which is exactly what we shouldn’t do.

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

We live in a drive-through world, but dreams are not served in ninety seconds or less. Dreams take time to grow like those seeds you tuck in the ground in May that won’t serve up their bounty until August.

But if you water and weed and tend and work that patch of ground eventually you’ll be picking supper.

Harvest time will come, but only if you’re patient and you don’t mind listening to crickets during the growing time.

It can be hard to remember that what you’re working for may just be growing underground where you can’t see. Hard to believe in the beauty of your dream when you can only see it in your mind, and harvest time is still way off in the future.

But your dream is beautiful, and yeah, you need to remember that. Believe in that. Because when crickets are chirping and work is producing what looks like nothing, that’s when the real growing is happening. Right there, underneath, where you can’t see. That dream is starting to sprout and pretty soon you’ll see a bud or three.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

I believe your dream is beautiful.

And I hope you do too.


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