This post is not game nor game development related. It’s just a reflexion about “Dreams”, about “What can I do with my life?”. It applies to everyone’s life. Notice that is a bit abstract and a try to be motivational, but totally inspired by an Austin poetry video (video below).
Don’t you dare waste your time!
If you aren’t working right now in your best idea or in favor of your dreams then you are doing everything wrong.
In my everyday’s rush in trying to get more and only the best things, and noticing the chaotic world we live in, I notice and feel even more the need to DREAM. We need something to sustain and keep our bases strong, something that must keep us STRUGGLING.
Wake up everyday, work, lunch, work, dinner, sleep, go out with the family on the weekends. Loop through it. Repeat. It’s a pattern. Almost everyone is happy and satisfied with that. But even this repeating cycle has a meaning (even although it’s completely abstract): happiness. But where does this take us? The same cycle for 10, 20, 50 years?
I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME / MONEY / SUPPORT / [INSERT ANY OTHER EXCUSE HERE]
You’re WRONG. It’s not a matter of chasing and struggling for your dreams when you have more time, when you have more money, when you are in the right place, when you have a bigger house or a better computer. This time will never come, because by then you will want a even bigger house or a even better computer, you will always think that you won’t have the time because you need to work to bring food home, and then you will keep locked in this repeating pattern. Maybe you think that working in your dreams looks like that you will lose the power to feed your family?
Here’s a tip: if you are in a place that you want to leave or if you are in a bad moment, adopt that as a reason to fight for a dream or for something you can do best: this way you will be able to leave this bad or repeating situation.
If you are still waiting for the “right moment”, sorry to say but it won’t come.
THE TIME IS NOW.
Yes, now, in this very own second. Start by changing your behavior, acts and thoughts – drive them accordingly to your dreams. You will se how things will start shining. Everything will be more pleasant and enjoyable.
Turn your dreams into your reason to live and bring them into your everyday’s activities. This good thing will spread to everyone around you, and then, they will start supporting and taking part of what you do and think. And everything will look even bigger.
Life is so fragile and at the same time, so short. I ask you, right now, what are you waiting for? Why aren’t you being everything you can be right now? *
One more time: If you aren’t working right now in your best idea or in favor of your dreams then you are doing everything wrong.
* Words by Gabrielle Bouliane that died by cancer last year and like a night before she gave a motivational speech about enjoying everyday as it was the last, and that you should never AVOID NOR DELAY something, because death can come anytime.
Her last speech, but ultra motivational video:
I originally wrote this text on Apr 20th, 2010. Additional inspiration from REWORK (controversy sometimes).
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