A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein
"To accomplish great things, we must
not only act, but also dream, not
only plan, but also believe."
- Anatole France
Recently my family has taken the time to make some goals. To setup some dreams for our life. They are not too ambitious, but considering the economy they are ones that we need to have some patience with. If my job situation changes then that will make a big difference in making these goals come closer to being reality. In the mean time I have some goals or dreams that I hope to work toward.
I want to become a better Hammer Dulcimer player so that I can play for others enjoyment and possibly to make a small amount of money on the side. I also repair computers on the side. That makes me a little bit of money, but that is few and far between. I am not expecting to become a pro Dulcimer player and do that for a living. I wouldn't even know where to begin for that. I just want to be better at playing so I can play for others and have them enjoy the music. Sometimes I want to open a computer repair and sales shop too. I don't have the time or the money to do that either. Most important to me is to have a place of our own. A place that my wife and son can call our very own.
I think it is very important that people have dreams, goals, wants. It makes for an interesting life. It makes for a life that is not boring, hum drum, stagnant. Everyone needs to have something to shoot for. A target that they can reach for. Not something outside their grasp, but within their reach. Something that makes them grow, stretch, make a mistake or two and in the end achieve something they did not realize was possible. So I think the two quotes I put at the beginning are rather appropriate.
To all you out there just living and getting by, Get up and Try something. Figure out something you want, don't hurry, just sit back and see what you can figure out, but figure something out and go for it. While playing the Dulcimer I find some things don't work and I keep trying until I find something that does work. Life is full of trial and error, don't give up or give in. Keep trying and keep moving forward.