We went to a place of dreams yesterday. Chapel Hill. University of North Carolina basketball. We stood on the court where dreams have come true. So many young men dream of making it to the next level, this university has made it happen. With a record or 52 NBA first round picks, beat only by Kentucky, UNC consistently produces the best of the best.
Michael Jordan being one of those people. Sometime, if you aren't familiar with all the inspirational quotes out there by him, do a search. He is one of the most inspirational athletes - besides being one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
He was cut from his high school basketball team.
He never gave up.
He never let failure or other people's opinions keep him from his dreams.
He gave his all in everything he did and saw the gift of all the lessons, even in pain. "I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." ~Michael Jordan
He made a decision. A decision to succeed. So that is what he did.
All you have to do is take steps toward your dreams. Hell, never did I think I'd be living in an RV with my art, taking it all over the US. Meeting people, finding new opportunities, new friends, new clients. But, I took the first step and here I am.
Is it scary, yes. Especially when it is completely up to me to make the product that makes the money. But, I won't quit. I am committed to making a difference in lives all over the world. This is just the beginning of that.
"Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." ~Michael Jordan
Make the decision. It is possible. It is time.
It's time to move on from North Carolina. It's too cold here. But I will be back. Fair Game Beverages in Pittsboro is an amazing destination - art, brews, organic foods...a whole oasis with wonderful people. But, I am drawn south. So, day 38 is another travel day. Who knows what wonderful things we will find.
I love you all. Have a beautiful day!
I had a dream that I was traveling all over the world. In less than 6 months, I sold almost everything I own...bought a Toy Hauler (the "garage" is my art studio) and am now living wherever, whenever...just me, my art, and my cats.