We all have a dream, right? Where does that come from? It seems as if when we are young we are so ambitious and imaginative, there are no boundaries or limitations to how we dream, but somewhere along the way that changed, didn’t it?
So what happened to us as adults? How come we are so hesitant to dream or even pursue those dreams?
Our guest on the show today was Greg Walker. He is retired and now travels to speak to audiences about his story and the strategy he’s used to dream and grow rich. Here are some of the takeaways from our interview.
Dream: At a young age, Greg was following the same path as his family; on his first day of high school the principal pulled him aside and told him to drop out of school because there would be no chance that he would succeed. 12 of his siblings before him all dropped out of high school, but when he was on his way out the door, a teacher pulled him aside and set him straight. She helped him realize that just because the 12 who came before him gave up does not mean that he has to give up too. She helped him to realize that he can achieve any dream so long as he believed it to be possible. Greg went on to be the first to finish high school in his family.
Grind: There was a point in Greg’s life where he spent all his waking hours at the restaurant he owned. Four years go by and Greg was still sleeping in the restaurant and working long hours away from his family to make his dream a reality. There’s a lot of talk about dreaming, but dreams remain dreams until we put in the work to make them a reality. To achieve anything worth working for requires sacrifice and hard work.
Hustle: It’s not all about working hard, it’s also about working smart and consistently. You can’t just “grind” for a day and expect everything to fall into place. It takes hustle, consistent, persistent, diligent work towards your dreams regardless of what challenges arise!
Listen to the interview with Greg if you wish to be inspired by the depth of his story, it will help you to realize that you can do anything. Greg is no smarter than you or me, but he has committed to success and that’s something a lot of people will not do.
By: Bren Dubé @brendube
Based on Episode 29 of The Implicit Show