No Sitting On Dreams

no sitting on dreams

It’s easy to get distracted in life. It’s easy to sit on the sidelines and tell yourself how it would have gone and how you would have played it. It’s too easy. It’s hard to put yourself out there. It’s hard to hear ‘No.’ It’s hard to ask the same question again on a different day. It’s hard to go out on a limb and feel it bend beneath your weight. It’s hard to flap your wings and fly. It’s hard to wear your cape and spandex in public. But no one said it would be easy. If you know what you were born to do, count yourself lucky. And get to work.

One way up.

one way up

Here’s a new drawing for a new year. You’ve got stuff to do and I hope this drawing helps you do it. Here’s to a productive year!

No one coasts their way up to the top. There is only one way to the top and it is up. It is push-ups and pull-ups and sit-ups. It is standing up for what you believe in. It is getting up when you get knocked down. It is giving up something that’s good enough to take a shot at something spectacular. It is dreaming up a plan and then staying up late to make it happen. It is thinking up things that have not been thought up before. It is walking up to Opportunity’s house and knocking on its door. It is up to you. This is it. This is your chance. You’re up.

Sing your song.

sing your song

Ella Fitzgerald was so nervous at a talent contest that instead of dancing like she was scheduled to, she sang.

Roy Orbison wore dark sunglasses to hide from the crowd during performances, and he wore them so often that people thought he was blind.

Henry Fonda started his acting career at age 20. At age 75, he was still throwing up before each stage performance.

Everybody’s a little bit nervous. Sing anyway. You’ve got a song that we want to hear.