You never know who's watching you.
No, this is not an admonishment, nor is it a warning to paranoia. I'd just like to bring your awareness to the simple fact that no matter what you do, you never know who's looking at you as a role model or pathfinder. This also applies when you don't know where you're going. And it even applies when you're not trying to lead.
We can all get distracted in our goals by daily demands. It happens to all of us. But we can't let that stop us from reaching for our dreams. Dreams and goals are important. There is a difference between a dream and a goal. A dream is something vague and unfounded. A goal is much more concrete and attainable. But, we need both. Some say that dreams are silly because they are not as tangible as goals. But goals would not exist, were it not for dreams.
Everyone has dreams and desires. Even those that never voice them - for fear of breaking the spell and superstitiously negating their chances of attaining their fancy. Still, the silent ones listen. They listen to the dreams of those with a stronger voice. And those that dare speak of dreams are not necessarily endowed with more desire or a stronger constitution. They simply have a stronger voice - and some are just whistling past the graveyard.
I speak often of my dreams. And I encourage others to do so, too. Sometimes the utterance of a dream creates opportunities that may not have existed before the words were spoken. And once the opportunities present themselves, dreams become goals.
And people watch those who create and achieve goals.
So I made a few goals and achieved them. I didn't know anyone was looking. I was busy creating my next goal. I didn't know that someone believed I was in front of them. I didn't know they were watching. But they were. As are others, still unknown...
So for those who are watching -- push yourself a little farther today. Take a little extra time to work on your dream. Bring that dream a little closer to reality today. You never know who's watching you lead...
Posted by BlueWolf on September 23, 2002 08:29 PM