51 - Build Your Own Dream

Posted October 19, 2020 by Mark Perna

Episode: 51-build-your-own-dream


Are you building your own dream—or someone else? Coming up next, we’re going to find out. Stay tuned!


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Hello, and welcome—you’re in the Perna Syndicate! I’ve got two questions to kick off your week: What’s your dream? Are you building that dream—or are you building someone else’s?


Shortly after graduating from college, I realized that we really only do two things in this world: we either build our dream or we build someone else’s. That’s it. 


It all comes down to where we spend our time. I started to ask myself every time I watched TV, went to a movie, or attended a performance—whose dream was I building? Yes, that of the studios, actors, producers, and others. Whose dream was I building when I watched a sporting event? That of the well-paid athletes, owners, and TV networks. Whose dream was I building when I put my money down for a video game, played it all night for two weeks, and invested my hard-earned dollars in online gaming fees? I was building the dreams of the entire group associated with that game. You get the picture.


There’s nothing wrong with building someone else’s dream, going to movies, watching sports, or playing video games—as long as we invest a significant amount of time to build our own dreams as well. 


You can choose today to carve out the crucial time to focus, plan, and take action to build the life you want to live. And that’s how you will live your dream, not someone else’s.  


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Mark C. Perna is an international speaker and bestselling author. He also serves as CEO of TFS Results, a strategic consulting firm at the forefront of the national paradigm shift in education and workforce development.
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