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Know Jack #330 Decisions, Decisions

“Well those drifter’s days are past me now, I’ve got so much more to think about, Deadlines and commitments, What to leave in, what to leave out.”

Bob Seager—Against the Wind

One of my new year's resolutions came about back in November. In the midst of the NaNoWriMo challenge, I decided that in 2022 I would be a publisher who writes, instead of a writer who publishes. As resolutions have a way of doing, five days in, I have hit the place where I am beginning to wonder what the heck I was thinking.

The shine is off the idea… but that does not mean that I’m giving up on this one. It is just an acknowledgment that to accomplish anything worthwhile there is a point where it becomes difficult. That’s why so many resolutions fail.

Ideas are easy to come by. Altering your life to turn them into a reality—not so much. The heart that chases a dream will be sorely tested. King David once said that he would not give to God something that cost him nothing. Turning dreams into reality will cost you. You must decide if you are willing to pay the toll to reach your destination.

The truth is that there are times when the destination is not worth the price. Sometimes you don’t find that out until you pay it. There are other times that you arrive at your dream to discover the joy and blessing you’ve won far outweigh the fare.

You never really know until you try, fall flat on your face, get back up and do it all again—several times. That’s called experience and experience is to be prized above ambition.

The line from the song sounds a lot like the road I’m staring down wonder how I will ever get to where I hope to go. Yeah, deadlines and commitments, what to leave in and what to leave out. I used to think I was a dreamer, not a businessman and builder. I never imagined the dream would become building a business.

Plot twist!


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