Living the dream doesn’t mean getting what I want.

Dear Self,

I’m living the dream.

I don’t have everything I want but I am living in a way that makes the things I want possible. Living the dream isn’t getting the things I want. It is spending everyday in pursuit of them.

I suppose it also really matters what I want. Because if what I want isn’t aligned with who I am and the things that matter to me then pursuing them every day won’t be living the dream.

What I want is to use my gifts, the resources I have and the opportunities I am afforded to help people connect with themselves and each other, engage creatively with the world and do things that make it a better place.

I have big dreams about how that might look. Sure, they haven’t all come true (yet!) but everyday I do things that nurture their potential.

When I reach some goal I set for myself then I create more big dreams because that way I have a reason to continue to live each day filled with their potential.

For me living the dream is wanting the right things and living in pursuit of those things every day.

Luke

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