Sep 29 2011

Too Many Dreamers/Too Few Do-ers

Category: FROM THE MIND OF MARC LACYadmin @ 8:27 am

We often encourage the youth to dream and dream big.  Usually the encouragement is concluded with a statement like, “Never let anyone take away your dream.”  Many parents and grown-ups marvel at the fact that their children want to be this or aspire to be that.  It is then a bigger story when the child’s dreams are conveyed to co-workers and other grown-ups via the parents.  There is nothing wrong with this.  As a matter of fact, it is as typical as clouds in the sky, when it is raining.  HOWEVER, I’m wondering if anyone is considering indoctrinating the dreamer on WAKING UP to do the WORK that is needed in order to fulfill the dream?  Is anyone interested in showing kids that there is no substitute for hard work and elbow grease?  Are we so drawn into “I want better for my kids, than I had” that we are content with spoiling first, then thinking later? 

Don’t get me wrong.  It is a wonderful thing to take our youth to ballgames, concerts, banquets, movies, and other place where they can see high paid professionals doing their thing in their respective field of interest. BUT, an equal amount of time needs to be spent in the gym, lab, office or wherever one can go through intense preparation in order to POSITION themselves for success.  In essence, if you are going to show them a fancy crib, show them how to either earn it, or build it from scratch.  It is as simple as that.

You have just read the mind of Marc Lacy.

Have a pleasant day!