Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Dreaming at the Readers’ Café

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A sidewalk café in Carouge, near the French border
(Photo credit: Janet Burgess)

Hello and welcome to the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. Because it is another beautiful summer evening, the patio is also open. Make the most of summer while it lasts!

Thank you for coming. I invite you to help yourself to a beverage of choice, get comfy and join in the conversation by posting comments below. Hit your vacation browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
~Walt Disney

Today’s question is:

What are your dreams for your future?

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

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Comment by Darrell

August 1, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

My dream is to have a successful and profitable business. A fulfilling home life with great joy & to help as many people as possible reach their potential.

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

What an awesome dream, Darrell!

Comment by Darrell

August 1, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

works for me

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

Any ideas on how to turn that dream into action so your dream will come true?

Comment by Darrell

August 1, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

I am working on that :)

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

That IS the tough part, isn’t it? But, sometimes, the work and journey can be as rewarding as having reached your dream. Do you agree?

Comment by Mike

August 1, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

Hey Glenda,

We missed each other at Liz’s last night, so here I am to say howdy at your place!

One of my dreams is to have a financial services company that is the engine of wealth creation that helps thousands of people make their dreams come true!

Mike

Comment by Rick Cockrum

August 1, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

The dreamers (other than Darrell) must still be on the beach. :)

What’s your dream, Glenda?

Comment by Jody DeVere

August 1, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

Dreaming of 500 + reviews by women on my new social networking site CarBlabber.com!

Jody DeVere
President
http://www.askpatty.com
http://www.carblabber.com

Comment by Darrell

August 1, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

Hi Rick

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

Hi Rick! Since completing my autobiography, which was my thirty-year dream, I’m in between dreams, waiting for the next big one to be planted. And you, Rick?

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

Hey Mike, welcome! And, Jody too.

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

When does wishful thinking become a dream? Or are those two different things rather than on a continuum?

Comment by Susan Reynolds

August 1, 2007 @ 4:41 pm

Hi all, Just stoppin in to say hi and wish Glenda well on her event.

How are you all doing?

Comment by Rick Cockrum

August 1, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

Hi Darrell! And Glenda!

I have kind of a tough time with dreams. One side of me sees a dream as something you want, but don’t think will happen. One of my dreams in this sense is the ever popular peace on earth, brought closer to home with two sons in the military.

On the other hand, I do have dreams as goals to set my sights on and guide my daily life. Like you, I plan on publishing a book, one based around some of the material on my blog. I want to get the theatre income up to the level that I could quit working in 10 years if I want to. I want to keep a good relationship with my wife. Finally, I want my house to be self-sufficient as far as energy and water go.

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by. What is your dream?

Comment by Darrell

August 1, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

wishful thinking is good, Dreams can start that way see where it takes you

Comment by Susan Reynolds

August 1, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

Hey Rick – that self sustaining home dream is a good one!

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

Interesting point, Rick. So, when are dreams actually far off goals?

Comment by Susan Reynolds

August 1, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

Oh I don’t know, Glenda, I’m not so much focusing on myself tonight. Getting you some attention for your blogging for a year campaign is just the dream o the day :)

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

That is so sweet, Susan. Thank you.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

August 1, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

Right now we’re in the conservation phase, Susan. Electric usage down to 8-10 kwh per day, gas usage and water usage declining – all without personal sacrifice. Now if I could just get the boro to let me put in a windmill.

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

That sounds cool, Rick!

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

Rick, have you looked into solar panels?

Comment by Mike

August 1, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

Rick,

Where are you located? A number of states passes laws in the 70s allowing citizens to set up wind generators and mandating that power companies buy excess capacity from you.

Mike

Comment by Rick Cockrum

August 1, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

I tend to go with Glenda, except the process of working for your goals is even more interesting than actually achieving them. Once you achieve a goal, you ask “Now what?” But without trying to achieve them, you go nowhere.

I think the difference between a far off goal and a dream would be your belief in the achievability (is that a word?).

Comment by Mike

August 1, 2007 @ 5:00 pm

Rick,

Achievability is a word I’ve used before, if that counts for anything. ;-)

Mike

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

Achievability, I like that! Does that make “believe” a factor in dreams? I think so many people give up on their dreams because they don’t believe its possible.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

August 1, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

Glenda – I’ve looked into solar panels. I’m waiting for the photovoltaics to come down some more in price, which they’ve been doing and with some of the research that has been done they’ll continue to do. I live in southwestern Pennsylvania. We get about 30% sun and 70% clouds here, so I would need quite a few still.

Mike – I’ll have to check into that here (Pennsylvania). But in all actuality I have houses within 40 feet of mine and a 70-90 foot sycamore in my back yard that I refuse to cut down on the grounds that it was here before me. To get decent winds you need to be above the nearest obstructions. The windmill is a dream, but it’s actuality would be non-efficient hobbyist generators. Solar, even with the lack here, makes more sense. Solar hot water is perfectly feasible, and some solar heat.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

August 1, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

It’s a real word (he says in his best Pinocchio voice)!

Don’t you think belief is a factor in achieving your dreams, Glenda?

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

Most definitely belief is a factor, Rick. I’m wondering if there’s a way to nurture or encourage it in people who lack belief.

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

Is it that belief factor that makes people hopeful?

Comment by Rick Cockrum

August 1, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

Re encouraging belief in our own possibilities – That’s what I’ve been trying to do on my blog for a year and a half. I think you’re right about it instilling hope.

Comment by Darrell

August 1, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

Belief is needed if you dont believe you wont try, if you dont try you know you will fail

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 5:31 pm

Both Darrell and I know people who lack that factor and we’ve discussed how we can encourage or teach or instill it, but we haven’t come up with an answer yet.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

August 1, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

From your lips to our ears, Darrell. :)

It’s time for me to say good night. Take care all!

Thank you, Glenda. See you next time. (And I’ve been voting for you!)

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

Very true, Darrell. So, how can we help others to believe?

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

Good night, Rick. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with all of your dreams and goals.

Comment by Rick Cockrum

August 1, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

As I pop my head back in for a minute – If you mean people who lack the belief in their own potential to guide and make a difference in their lives, I know some people like that, too. It’s hard to try to convince people it is in them without sounding like you’re lecturing unless it is someone like a child who sees you all the time.

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

Thanks Rick, I definitely hear ya! Wonder what the solution is.

Comment by Mike

August 1, 2007 @ 6:56 pm

Glenda,

I had to do some kid chauffering, so I’m sorry I missed so much.

Mike

Comment by Mike

August 1, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

Rick,

It sounds like you’re a little hemmed in for wind. Photovoltaics are improving, but they’re really only viable in places like my home in Scottsdale.

Mike

P.S. I noticed you have The Science of Getting Rich as a free eBook on your site. You might also link to the audio version I just put up on the Internet Archive.

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

No problem, Mike. I was about to thank everyone for coming and to wish them luck in following their dreams.

I guess we’re the two left coasters here too.

Comment by Mike

August 1, 2007 @ 7:06 pm

Glenda,

The solution takes one of two forms:

1) An imminent disaster for which the person has no solution

2) A sudden attack of inspiration to soar with the eagles

That’s why it’s hard to pull off; the window of opportunity is so narrow…

Comment by Mike

August 1, 2007 @ 7:07 pm

Isn’t that the fun way it always works out?

Thanks for having us over!

Mike

Comment by Loree

August 1, 2007 @ 7:14 pm

Hey Glenda, and guests! Am I too late again? I can never seem to understand the eastern time thing, lol.

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 7:50 pm

Hey Loree, never too late here! Help yourself to a cool beverage and share your dreams for your future.

Comment by Glenda

August 1, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

Mike, interesting solution. Do you think that the disaster is ever too devastating or too overwhelming that some people just give up? And, if so, how do we reach them? Or, should we even try to reach them?

Comment by Karen Putz

August 2, 2007 @ 6:49 am

Hi Glenda!

Sorry I couldn’t join last night– I was too busy pigging out on food! The hubby and I had a rare night out with a bunch of other deaf couples. Looks like a good conversation here!

Comment by Mike

August 2, 2007 @ 7:11 am

Hi Glenda,

Yes, in many cases people lose hope. When that happens, I think you treat them like a drowning person: you offer them a life line, but don’t try to grab them and drag them to safety because they’ll likely pull you under.

Mike

Comment by Glenda

August 2, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

@Karen – good food, good friends, good conversation – sounds fun!

@Mike, excellent advice! I’ll need to remember that.

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