Ripples v8.06: Ripples of DREAMING INTO ACTION!
2/6/06: your FREE weekly splash from Paul & The Ripples Project
It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
-Paulo Coelho, submitted by Trevor M. San Luis Obispo CA
The life that conquers is the life that moves
with a steady resolution and persistence
toward a predetermined goal.
Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly
learned the immense importance of plan in life,
and the tragic brevity of time.
– W.J. Davison, submitted by Linn W., Milwaukee WI
I am sending this issue of Ripples out from Hollywood, California where I spent the weekend at the U.S. Tennis Association’s Community Tennis Development Workshop. The event was held in the same complex as the Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards show. My closing session (that was held in the same room that occupies the Governor’s Ball which takes place after the Oscars are handed out!) included an opportunity to have the workshop participants look through handouts and notes they collected throughout the weekend of presentations and meetings to identify a few specific items they wanted to follow up with. I believe that actually taking the time to jot some notes and setting a goal or two can transform a meeting or conference into a valuable opportunity for growth.
Can you take a few minutes today to think back on a recent session you attended and perhaps review your notes or at least your memory to identify some follow up actions you could take? Perhaps you will want to send an email to someone you chatted with, or try to implement an innovative technique you learned of. Maybe it is as simple as a lunchtime conversation with a friend to talk through what you liked about the presentation or meeting so you could bring the topic back into your consciousness. From there you might DREAM something big and then take ACTION on it! Who knows, perhaps you could win an award (sorry, I’ve got Oscars in my brain)!