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Following Your Dreams

By December 6, 2011 4 Comments

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

I love this quote because I consider myself a dreamer. I remember when I was a child, I’d daydream during class about all the amazing things happening around me and pictured myself taking part of all the excitement.

The future is now. That is the one fault in this quote. The biggest challenge I’ve learned while starting up the San Diego Bucket List Group, Forward Motion, is that you have to make it easy for people to take part of it otherwise people will wait till the last minute. A lot of individuals need that extra motivation to make that jump. I have and still struggle with this mentality. The time is now. Don’t wait.

The first jump is always the scariest. Where do I go? What do I do? It’s not stable! I can relate to this mentality when I did my first skydiving jump. I did a tandem jump at 10,000 feet in the air. It was such a rush and a thrill! I recently started my skydiving certification and did my first solo skydive. To be honest, it wasn’t as much as a thrill. Don’t get me wrong though…it was insane nonetheless; however, i’ve jumped before. I can only imagine the following jump to come naturally. It’s always the first step that’s the hardest.

Make that first step.

Ok, I hear that. But imagine money isn’t an issue and tonight was your last day on this Earth. Do you picture where you are now? If not, what steps will you do to make the picture you see come alive?

If that means putting a little extra effort into your current position or perhaps it’s time to make that switch. I think it’s hard to imagine unless you’ve actually come close to death. You have to follow your heart. This is your one and only life. Make it count!

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream.”


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  • Tim King says:

    Well, you know what they say – “live everyday like it’s your last – and sooner or later it will catch up with you”

    To play devil’s advocate to myself – “living life on the edge provides you with the best view”

    Totally worth it.  Can’t tell you how stoked I am for the upcoming year.  Excited to see the things to come for you man, it’s gonna be crazy!

    • Ryan Lum says:

      That’s true! Well in the words of Jeb the Wingsuit guy, the end game for us all is..dead. It’s the journey not the destination.

      I would agree that living on the edge gives you a grand perspective. Likewise, I’m excited to see what the future holds for you as well! This is going to be a crazy and very memorable life!

  • Maria says:

    “The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true.”  
    Good luck with the challenge!  :)

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