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  • Writer's pictureDominique Young

No better time than today

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

The thing about having a dream is that it never comes into fruition until you do something. You can have all the best ideas in the world but if you never put it down on paper or take the first step, that is all that it will ever be... a dream.

Some people will criticize dreamers. They will condemn them for having their head in the clouds rather than firmly on the ground like them. I mean, look at them. They have everything they need; a good job that pays regularly, a mortgage, a car note, kids making decent grades in school. But not you. You're on your third failed business venture or maybe its your first and you have no idea how to get it off the ground. But at the end of the day, your head is still in the clouds. Dreams and ambitions as high as the stars. Don't let that stop you.

Where would the shoe fashion world be if Christian Louboutin hadn't painted the soles of his shoes red to distinguish his shoe from every other shoemaker in his area?* Or if Jeff Bezos hadn't used his garage for what would become one of the largest companies in the world, Amazon?** Fret not from small beginnings. Remember, it wasn't the worker that buried his master's treasure in the ground that received the reward. It was the worker that put his master's money to use while he was away.

You can't be afraid to start. If so, you'll always be where you started; at the beginning. But if you take the first step, you will get somewhere where you haven't been before. It will be scary. You may fall. But all you have to do is get up and take another step. Before you know it, you'll be running marathons.

Should you do this alone or without caution or knowledge? No. Have a good circle of people that you can go to that have been there before or have knowledge that you don't have. You learn to walk from watching those around you. You learn to speak by hearing others around you. So implement the resources available to you and make your dreams a reality.

*Christian Louboutin, S.A. et al. v. Yves St. Laurent America, Inc. et al., 778 F..Supp.2d 445, 447 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)

**Business Insider. Jeff Bezos originally wanted to name Amazon 'Cadabra,' and 14 other little-known facts about the early days of the e-commerce giant. (February 4, 2022)

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