Points to Ponder with Saint Pierre

Dreamers: When the Dream Dies

June 18, 2023 Saint Pierre Season 2 Episode 3
Points to Ponder with Saint Pierre
Dreamers: When the Dream Dies
Show Notes Transcript

There is life after the dream dies. 

When The Dream Dies


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Welcome to points to ponder.

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With Saint Pierre, I am Saint Pierre, barely.

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Verily, I say to you that the death of a dream is not the end of a dream.

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Your dreams can live again.

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And you can find powerful.

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Ways to resurrect them.

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Let us ponder for few.

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The death of a dream can come by many methods, three of which we will discuss here.

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A dream can die by failure.

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It can die from neglect, and it can even be killed by dream killers.

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In this canceled culture we live in, no matter how your dream died, know that you are equipped.

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To bring it back to life, there is life after failure.

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If you heed the lessons, there is life after neglect.

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If you take responsibility, and certainly there is life after the actions of a dream killer, if you know your power to rest.

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That power is found in the CPR applied to the dead dream.

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The C is for consistency.

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The P is for persistence and the R is for resilience.

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Here is how we apply CPR to revive our dead dreams.

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Imagine that you had this unique business idea for, let's say, a mobile lemonade stand.

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And let's call it rolling lemons, rolling lemons.

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Is going to change the world because it will deliver lemonade on demand at any time in any place.

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So you gave it your all you tried everything you knew to do, spent more money than you made, and now you are in bankruptcy.

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You are now forced to close and liquidate all your assets rolling.

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The official cause of death?

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Death by fire.

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Failure is defined as the lack of success.

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This means that failure is relative.

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What might be failure to you may not be failure to someone else.

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Therefore, you must define for yourself what failure of your dream is.

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You cannot do this though, without defining what success of that dream is.

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Success can be measured.

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By the combined effects of the.

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The elements there must be expectations.

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What you want to happen there must be milestones within a set time frame.

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What happens and by when?

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And finally, what is the end goal?

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What does success look and feel like when achieved?

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There are other components such as organization and adaptability.

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But if expectations are not defined or are not met, then failure is inevitable.

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If you do not set milestones for your business's journey, then you are reaching into the dark destined for failure.

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Also, if you do not determine what success looks and feels like, then how will you know when you've arrived?

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So here lies rolling lemons.

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You can give up on your hopes of making the world a sweeter place with your famous lemonade, or you can apply CPR to rolling lemons and bring it back to life.

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Apply the consistency by deciding to do it all again, no one sorts out a pro, but consistency can get you there.

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Be consistent at doing what you believe you should and be consistent at doing what you know works, but also examine your failures to look for the lessons in the law.

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Your formula should be start, fail, examine, restart.

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Be consistent with that and you will always learn from your mistakes and will undoubtedly keep getting better at your dream.

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Next, apply the persistence.

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Once consistency gets you to restart now, persistence pushes you forward.

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A major component of persistence is patience.

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You keep your eye on the goal and allow patience to do is perfect work.

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Persistence is about the journey, with a focus on the destination, no matter how long it takes you to get to your goal, you passionately believe that you will get there.

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And you refuse to let failure stop you.

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Rolling lemons might have failed a few rounds, but you still see it as dominating the lemonade market some day.

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So you keep moving forward.

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That is persistent.

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Then apply resilience.

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My favorite resilience is that bounce back attitude.

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It is mostly about the determination or the tenacity in your comeback.

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There is something powerful about someone who has been knocked down many times, but gets up every time and quickly.

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This is when you see your failure as an obstacle to overcome instead of the end.

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All resilience won't let you give up.

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Hang on to that. Doctor Seuss had his first 27 books rejected before he found a publisher that would accept him.

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He had 27 dreams die by failure, but did he stop? No.

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Henry Ford failed at his first few attempts to invent the automobile, but did he stop?

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Jay-Z, the rapper. If you didn't know who that was, had a challenging time trying to get a record label to sign him.

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Did he stop?

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No, these three and others didn't let failure kill their dreams forever.

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They let consistency, persistence and resilience.

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Do their part.

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You can research any one of these to day and learn.

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Of their world wide impact and success stories because they applied CPR to their dead dream.

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Moreover, just like there is life after failure, there is life after neglect.

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When a dream dies of neglect, it's your fault.

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It means that the dream did not get adequate attention, time and resources from you, the dreamer.

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Your dream died because you did not care for it.

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Your lack of organization.

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Our structure is an example of neglect.

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If you do not perfect your craft, or if you just haphazardly attend to the dream, you are being negligent and your dream is sure to die.

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Neglect can be in the form of ignorance, though you have not studied or practiced or disciplined yourself for the dream you desire to realize.

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Get this ignorance is negligence.

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There is a plethora of information, cautionary tales in academia that can help you learn what.

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You need to.

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For your dream.

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YouTube is full of it.

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If you do not become a student.

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For your dream, then you will never graduate or be awarded its success.

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If you cannot tell the difference between a lemon and a lime, then you are probably not going to succeed in a lemonade business.

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Ignorance is negligence.

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Recovery from negligence is quite simple.

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If you apply the CPR necessary to revive failed dreams.

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But once you revive it, you must not neglect it again.

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This will keep you from letting your dream die over and over.

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You have the power to do at least your part to keep it alive.

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If Tiger Woods didn't.

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Immerse himself into years of golf, or if Serena Williams didn't master her tennis game, would either of them be the Champions they are today?

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Would we be blessed with the music of legends like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston if they never took the time to develop their gifts?

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Greatness is achieved when you master many little things.

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Don't neglect the little things.

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You could be doing everything right though.

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You're giving your dream the attention it needs.

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You know your gifts and have studied, practiced and mastered them.

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You could be even enjoying the fruit.

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Of your labor.

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And then some one else comes along.

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And derails your success.

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Maybe an accusation was made.

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Maybe a lawsuit was found, or maybe a customer was simply unhappy and decided to defame your name all over social media.

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Now, overnight your dream is in shambles.

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It is the victim of cancel culture.

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Because blogs and social media and news.

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Outlets are running with a story that you are not worthy of your dream and that your dream is an offence to civil society.

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So boycotts and smear campaigns and news exclusives lead to the cancellation of rolling lemons.

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But there is life after cancel culture.

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This requires some deep introspection to determine the root cause.

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What really happened?

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Did you really do what they said you did?

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Is an apology or some significant retribution required?

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Maybe people became ill from some of your products.

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Maybe there was a security breach.

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Customer data or maybe you the owner of Rolling lemons, have discriminatory practices in your hiring methods.

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These are all good reasons that society might cancel your dream, but it is not.

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The end of your dream if you apply the CPR to the canceled dream, if you do the introspective work to see where the adjustments, the apologies and the affirmations are needed, then there can be life after cancel culture.

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But there is no life after cancel culture.

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If there is no accountability.

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And no positive change own up to the lemons and you can surely make lemonade again.

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Now how you do business is just as important as why you do business.

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When motives are pure, mistakes can easily be forgiven.

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But if the dreamer or the dream.

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Has questionable intentions, harmful actions or inhumane attitudes.

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Then cancel culture is necessary.

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Whatever the dream, if it dies for any reason, it can live again.

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Don't give up.

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Failure is not the end.

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Neglect is not the end, and certainly cancel culture is not the end.

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There is life for the dream.

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After each of these, consistency steadies the dream.

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Persistence pushes the dream, and resilience pulls the dream.

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Let these three keep your dream alive.

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Keep dreaming for music, encouragement and more of.

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The points to ponder podcasts.

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Visit www.pierrewilliams.com. Thanks for listening. Keep pondering. This is Saint Pierre.