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If you find that you thought you wanted big dream, but then you realize that your dream didn't include all nonsense that goes along with one of those in exchange for your "other dream(s)," (perhaps your family or job?), it is TOTALLY alright to adapt your dreams to accommodate each other. Unfortunately, some dreams require 24 hour dedication to maintain. (Ask any professional who is a megastar in their field.)
PURSUE THE DREAM Don't give up. That's first thing ANYONE successful who is giving advice says, so it MUST be true. (Ok, it's pretty logical that if you DO give up, your odds will go way down...) What I'm really saying is leave no stone unturned. Take advantage of all opportunities, work, work, work at it.
LIVE THE DREAM Remember that each time you sing, play, write, perform, discuss, pitch, etc., you are creating a reality that supports your dream. Don't forget to applaud little steps, as well as big. You write a birthday song for your sister-in-law, and it makes her cry with your kindness. Your song is used in a campaign for adoption, and though it didn't earn a dime, it was perfect, and said so much to so many. A peer complimented your writing at a recent song pitch. You were hit of community musical. GOOD FOR YOU! It all matters.
All these things make us more professional, and give us reasons for doing work. They are as important as royalties, and enrich our life of music. Don't overlook them.
APPRECIATE YOUR DREAM Did you know that most of your little steps are someone else's big dream? Some people would give a great deal to have opportunity to perform ONE karaoke song in front of an audience...or have anyone use a song for any reason....or play a great guitar lick...or own a computer...or you name it. Appreciate skills and opportunities God has blessed you with that you might even have a dream.
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