Living The Dream

Remember the answer you gave as a 10-year old to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Well, where are you? Are you living your dream?

Yesterday, as I walked the course at The Atlanta Athletic Club, I watched Scott Stallings living his dream. He is preparing to play in this year’s final major, The PGA Championship.

It was fun remembering times when I played golf with him when he was still in high school. Even then, the dream was on the forefront of his mind. And today, it is still the same.

Scott has shared the glamorous, as well as the unglamorous, side of being a professional golfer on his blog. As the recent champion of The Greenbrier Classic, he talks with some of the best golfers in the world … as a peer. But, unlike other professional athletes with a multi-year contract and guaranteed salary, Scott must consistently play well in order to even be invited to play. His dream is a journey, not a destination.

Watching Scott live his dream was inspiring. He made me want to redouble my efforts in pursuing my dreams, and in some cases, just take the first step.

For some of us, our dreams mature and thus must change. For others, our dreams are put on hold or simply forgotten. It takes stories, like Scott’s, to reawaken our dreams. It takes time and energy to refine our dreams and take the next step.

So, if fear and money weren’t issues, what would you do with your life?

What are you going to do about it?

P.S. The best part of my experience yesterday was to be part of a group cheering for Scott. While we may not split the purse with him, we have shared in his dream as friends. Friendship may be the most needed ingredient for you to live your dream.