It’s today. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start singing “Mame” at all of you. But seriously, today is today. It’s the only today you have. Are you doing something today that Matters? I don’t just mean all of the stuff that you already do that matters. I take it as a matter of fact that most of my blog readers are good people, upstanding citizens, and kind and compassionate with their loved ones. I mean the artsy stuff, the meaty stuff. Can you look me in the eye, and tell me that, yes, today, you are doing something that matters?
Take a look at your artistic goals, your dreams. Are they different than they were a year ago? Or are they stagnating? Is there something small that you can do today, right here and now, that will push you one baby step closer to making your dreams into reality? Can you sit yourself down at your computer at the end of a long workday, and say, “you know what? I will write that grant proposal tonight.”, or, “I will choreograph that dance. I will write to that artist I’ve wanted to meet. I will hold myself accountable for my dreams today”. Can you? Will you, please?
Maybe you write down the one thing you did today that will move your big goals and dreams forward. And maybe you do the same thing tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day. Suddenly, every day matters. Suddenly, your dreams start appearing right in front of you. And let me tell you, when your dreams are wild, crazy, ambitious, and ridiculous dreams, and then oh my goodness, they start materializing, you’ll be thrilled you invested the extra time. Dreams and goals are not magic. They are made out of effort, time, energy, love, and matter.