I have heard "If you can dream it, you can achieve it" so many times throughout my life that I have come to truly believe it. However, pursuing a dream is not magic. It takes determination, support, planning and hard work.
I think my own path stands as testimony to the fact that when you have the passion to 'follow your bliss' the universe conspires to make your dreams a reality. Opportunities become available, doors open, the right people are put in your path and off you go. This does not mean that the journey is easy, but it is most certainly worthwhile and fulfilling.
In speaking with others on this topic I find that the most difficult aspect of making dreams a reality is finding your dream. Discovering the one thing that ignites the fire, feels right and makes you realize that life is sweet.
My friend Mike found his with photography. He currently has a photograph (see below) entered in the Mad Men television show casting call contest. Here is where the aforementioned support comes in to play. The contest is based on voting. In order for the actor in the photo, Paul Howard, to get a walk-on role and for Mike to get some attention as a photographer they need votes.
If you feel this is a strong photograph please click here and give the photograph 5 stars. It's as simple as that. You can vote once a day until August 11th.
Let's help one another realize a dream.