To dream BIG and keep smiling?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Everyone has a dream, a mission, a goal. No matter what size your mission is, sometimes it seems impossible to complete the task.

Is it possible that we aim too big that we forget that in order to get that far, we have to work on it one step at a time?

If you want to write a book, you know that you have to start with page 1 before you can get to page 100. So set an attainable goal every week, and then go from there.

If you want to lose weight, don’t focus on losing 20 pounds in a week. Set a goal to lose 1 pound a week, and then go from there.

If you want to learn to play a musical piece, divide the task into multiple chunks, and then go from there.

If you want to run a marathon, don’t run 26.2 miles on the first week of your training. Start with 1 mile, and then keep increasing until you are comfortable running 30 miles!

So remember, in order to get to the finish line, you have to take one step at a time. Keep increasing your steps until you hit the finish line.

Last Saturday, my 16 year-old son, Jonathon, put together a benefit concert for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Here’s a clip. (Enjoy!)
 ( First 3 minutes: "Arctic Journey", original composition by my 15yo; At pointer 3.0-7.8 "Hey Jude"; At pointer 7.9 Fred Hersch's Valentine)

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  1. how wonderful! you must be so proud of him.

  2. Thank you. Yes, he's a kid with a big heart.


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