Define Your Vision, Go For Your Dream

Are you waiting to go after your dreams?

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Best-selling author and leadership guru, Seth Godin, shares a personal experience about going after your dreams. Seth believes that many people wait for the "right timing" or for things to "be perfect" before taking steps to go after their dreams.

Seth advises that to reach our goals, we should be intentional about building our experiences and skills to be better prepared for opportunity. Even if your greatest dream hasn't come along, he says, going after it means first doing something good, then advancing to doing something even better. Eventually, you will do a great thing -- but it all begins with taking the first step now.
The question that I wrestle with every day, which probably isn't relevant to everyone else, is, "What other magic words, what other stories, what other examples will unlock the potential in the people around us?" That it's so obvious to me what we are capable of. I ran into a woman at a mall yesterday, at one of those little kiosks selling hats and stuff, and she was very personable. And I said, "So do you own it?" She said, "No." I said, "Well, are you going to start one?" She said, "Why? I have bigger dreams than that."

And I wanted to say, "Well, you been doing this for a while? And if you have better dreams than that, what are you waiting for?" That the excuse of, "I don't want to do a good thing now because one day I'm going to do a great thing," it doesn't work that way. Do a good thing now and do a better thing tomorrow. And soon you will be doing a great thing. And I am working overtime to figure out how to help people like that see that she is someone who is capable of making that sort of difference.
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Seth Godin

Seth Godin is the author of 17 books that have been best-sellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dipand Purple Cow.

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