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Rome Wasn't Built in A Day

Author: Daniel Stringer
Published: June 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Perspective changes everything. They say hindsight is 20/20 because now the perspective you are looking at the situation with is full of clarity and understanding. Many times we look at our current and imminent challenges, goals, and dreams feeling completely overwhelmed due to lack of perspective. Maybe we don’t know where to begin because the size of our dream or goal is so big in our minds that it becomes incalculable. It’s been said that if you “think” you can do it, dream bigger. But where does that leave us when the dream is so big we are now left just simply… dreaming?

Rome began in the 9th Century BC as a little Italian village. Legend has it that two brothers, Romulus and Remus, decided to build a city together. It is said that after an argument, Romulus killed his brother, Remus, and named the city Rome, after himself. I’ll bet that Romulus never even dreamed the city would one day become the vast civilization that dominated the Mediterranean region for centuries to come. He didn’t set out to build the dynasty that would one day become the Roman Empire. He focused on building a town, then a city, and the vision was carried forth generation after generation becoming one of the most famous cities ever to have existed in human history.

Like I said, perspective changes everything. As entrepreneurs, it is our job to dream. It is our job to cast vision and to forge ahead towards it. But we must choose the right perspective to support the long-term viability and sustainability of our dream. Am I discouraging you from dreaming big? Not at all. But I am encouraging you to break down your dream into realistic steps, phases, or stages. Focus on what you can accomplish today, first. Then, plan your week, month, and year. Put together realistic goals that move you in the direction of the ultimate vision that captivates your heart.

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Daniel Stringer is a successful entrepreneur and musician and has traveled all over the world. While touring with the Phoenix Boys Choir in 1999, he recorded the world-renown CD, Penderecki's Credo at the Oregon Bach Festival, which later went on to …

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