Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dream Your Dream

So, I am on The Ladders mailing list, as I am keeping my options open in the never ending quest to reach my full potential. Occassionaly Marc Cenedella, CEO of said website makes an attempt to send you something inspirational as a gentle reminder to get off of your ass and make something happen. Today, this one spoke to me.....

Let me set the scene.

You're a dowdy 47-year-old from Northern England. "Never been married, never been kissed." No love in your life. No job. No luck.

But you have a gift within you. And you know it.

And you've somehow managed to make your way onto a TV Show called "Britain's Got Talent" and you are now standing on a national stage.

The crowd is hooting with derision. That smarmy judge on the left is snickering at you. Simon Cowell is rolling his eyes. Everybody is pretty much certain that "little old you" is going to crash and burn in a way that will be hilarious to all.

You've "never been given a chance before." And it's pretty easy for everybody to understand why. You're an odd-looking lady from the North. They are serving you up to the laughing wolves for the sake of the television audience. This is going to be funny.

What do you do?

What do you do?

Well, if you're my new personal hero Susan Boyle, you wrap your two hands around the microphone and slowly focus and...

Then you sing your song to the rafters. Your lift your voice to the heavens. You give a life-defining performance, and you sing an audience of millions into tears.

You hit your high note and bring a lump to the throat of the judges.

You bring the audience to their feet and watch as they realize they can't possibly reach their hands high enough in the sky to applaud you.

You inspire a planet.

You knew you had the gift within you. You just needed to be given a chance, that's all you ever wanted.

And when you got your chance, you shined brighter than any starlet or supermodel ever could.

I know I've learned a very important lesson from Susan Boyle this morning...

Dream Your Dream.


Elizabeth said...

Aw man. These hidden British gems. They make me cry every time. Like my boy Paul Potts here - get a little weepy every time (read that last part again with your best british accent): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEo5bjnJViA&feature=PlayList&p=C367938CBB074840&index=0&playnext=1

Good for Susan. Hope she gets kissed. I wonder if Mark Ruder is a soprano singer undiscovered...

Big Blue said...

Someone hacked your blog and put up SPAM.

Anonymous said...

Oh Paul Potts! Another tear to my eye! I think FP Brewer could give him a run for his money though! :)

And as for Mark Ruder, perhaps we should take him out to Gong Show Karaoke and let the magic happen....

And BV, is that you?? No SPAM here...I was actually somewhat inspired. Are you dreaming your dream??