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The Dream is Always Just Out of Reach


Just Rolling with It

July 29 · Issue #102 · View online

Pursuing our dreams, not theirs.

Ideas on pursuing our individual dreams, not the dreams of others. Learning to hear our inner voice to guide us toward them while filtering out the noise of modern society’s dream pushers.

The dream is always just out of reach. It’s almost attainable. Yet it remains just out of our grasp. This is how the dream pushers like it. They need it to be this way.
They give you just enough to keep you hooked. Then they keep you chasing the Dream. They never do let us catch it though.
Sometimes it feel like we caught it. Then the dream starts slipping away again. Then we start chasing it again. And so it goes.
And goes.
And goes.
Around and around.
Then around again.
We keep spinning too. Unconsciously.
We keep spinning so we don’t notice we’re chasing any longer. We get tricked into believing the chase is living.
The dream pushers keep giving us a taste here and a taste there. They keep us hooked.
Yet there’s never enough.
It’s never enough.
Even when we catch it, we’re not happy.
We’re still unsatisfied.
Then we start chasing again.
We convince ourselves happiness is tied to the dream. We buy the things the dream pushers tell us to buy. We convince ourselves the fleeting happiness these purchases provide is all the happiness we need. And deserve.
We become too “busy” to question any of this.
And that’s how the dream pushers like it. It’s how they need it to be.
They need us to stay unconscious. They need to keep us distracted. Otherwise we may start questioning the dream. We start questioning if the dream is in reach. We wonder if we actually want to reach it. We wonder if it will truly make us happy.
We wonder if it’s possibly to be happier pursuing our own dream, rather than the dream.
This is my intention for JRWI. May it help us slow down, think a little bit differently, get off the dream cycle and start pursuing our own dreams, not the dream.
Is JRWI serving this purpose for you?
Why or why not?
Please let me know by replying directly to this newsletter.
Catch you next week,
Semi-Random Thoughts
I’m experiencing a curious summer tension. It’s the tension between pushing at my usual pace, while the summer heat and sun are doing their best to slow me down. Last week I took Friday off, which felt like a stretch after being away for 2.5 weeks.
The world didn’t fall apart when I did and I felt happy to spend the day at Rockaway Beach with my partner and our son. I’m thinking of taking this Friday off to and possibly taking most summer Fridays off.
Basecamp is known for doing this. Maybe it’s where I received the inspiration.
My challenge is, if I grant myself permission to operate on this schedule, is to then not kill myself trying to “make up” the time during the week. This brings its own stress 😬It’s an experiment. Let’s see how it goes…
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Current Reading List
Jerry Colonna is the CEO, and co-founder, of, an executive coaching and leadership development firm whose coaches and facilitators are committed to the notion that better humans make better leaders.
Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World by Oliver Bullough
The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan by Andy Couturier
Current Playlist
Rough Recordings Podcast Episode033 | mixed by Dub Striker by Rough Recordings | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Out store session : DJ Deep by yoyaku | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Todd Edwards - 2nd July 2019 by Rinse FM | Free Listening on SoundCloud
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