On the days I sometimes forget, someone is there to remind me why I do what I do. It’s not always easy to be left out, or overlooked because you missed the photo op that validated your presence at a significant event. With all the feedback, chatter, and rumors of what went on, you couldn’t help but wonder, ‘Should I have been there?’ But I wasn’t because I was somewhere dreaming.
As tough as it may be (sometimes), I try to never desire the things beyond where I am currently. Its the easiest road to destruction. I know what I want, but too much desire equals compromise. For a lack of a better term, too much desire= thirst. You’re so hungry that if any and anybody waves a steak in front of your face you’ll jump at any cost. I have to consistently remind myself, that what I have is priceless and saying no to any deal that does not meet or surpass that only means another one will come. NEVER SETTLE for less and always have patience, patience, patience! See, there are two routes in life. Either you fit the picture that everyone finds acceptable to get ahead in life, or you paint your own. What’s valuable and uniquely different cannot be duplicated and/or purchased. I sit and I watch many people trade in and sell their authenticity to get their foot through a door. When the image offered, is not yours. Only a few people understand that their uniqueness is their ticket to success. Open doors are great, but they’re nothing to someone who is trying to buy the land and build the house that will hold up that door. “You hate the fact that you bought the dream and they sold you one.”-Drake
On the days you sometimes forget, someone is there to remind you. Who reminded me? Some of the greatest pioneers of film, the recipients, and nominees at the Oscars last night. The actors and actresses whose life may seem as if the path has been laid out for them, had to endure the patience of time, as well as the nurturing of a dream. They too missed events, lay awake a night, and have been once overlooked, to someday enjoy the bliss of standing on a stage to receive an Oscar.
Just as a seed that is sown into the ground may take weeks, months, and even years to reap, so does our dreams. Sacrificing memorable nights, events, and moments are necessary to achieve the highest replication of your dream. Every actor, actress, and film maker/producer with a reserved seat at the 2014 Oscars are well aware of that. Never compromise, change, or sell your dream to fit the image of “acceptance”. Thank you to Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, Steve McQueen, Jared Leto and the many others for reminding the dreamers, why we miss events, sometimes lye awake, and consistently dream-dream-dream.
-Never compromise or alter your dreams. Authenticity is where dreamers dream.