An inert zombie waiting for time to pass

Emerson wrote that good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed. 

It’s a loving invitation for us, in whatever endeavor we’re chasing after, to push towards that precious point of no return. Where we stop longing and start making it a matter of transaction. 

Sadly, some people never make it to that point. They remain trapped in their dream world, gradually grinding down their grand hopes for genuine fulfillment. They never make it to the world of transaction. They drag their sadness behind them like a turd on a stick. 

One question that has always helped me catapult out of my own inertia is:

Okay, who is the one person that would be most powerful in moving this dream forward? 

Because in most cases, it only takes one person to make the difference between isolation and connection; between idea and execution; between dream and reality. 

That real life transaction, that human exchange, strengthens our capacity for future action. 

Of course, there is no guarantee that each person we reach out to will change our lives or even help us or even respond to us. But dreaming, like so many things in life, is a numbers game. It’s ours for the asking. If we want to transform visions into actions and actually execute on our insides, we can’t do it alone. 

We need to keep reaching out to the people who can help us become who we need to be until something clicks.


If your immediate and natural impulse is not to force yourself into action, whom might you call upon to help move your story forward? 

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Scott Ginsberg

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