Grand Illusion (0:29) You don’t need to be challenged today any more than you already are because according to you, “everything is just fine.”You don’t need to make any practical choices or decisions today that will take you out of your comfort zone because according to you “everything is just fine.”You don’t need to do any “tech” research or read any worthwhile books today because according to you “everything is just fine.”You don’t need to take any noteworthy action today that will move you just one foot closer to your big goal or impossible dream because according to you “everything is just fine.”Who are you kidding? There are no four words in the English language more harmful to an artist/trep than “everything is just fine.” There are also not many words in the English language that carry so little value than “just fine.”“You're fooling yourself if you don't believe it,You're kidding yourself if you don't believe it,Get up, get back on your feetYou're the one they can't beat and you know itCome on, let's see what you've gotJust take your best shot and don't blow it.”— Tommy Shaw, Styx, Grand Illusion album, 1977.
J Michael Dolan

Grand Illusion (0:29)

You don’t need to be challenged today any more than you already are because according to you, “everything is just fine.”

You don’t need to make any practical choices or decisions today that will take you out of your comfort zone because according to you “everything is just fine.”

You don’t need to do any “tech” research or read any worthwhile books today because according to you “everything is just fine.”

You don’t need to take any noteworthy action today that will move you just one foot closer to your big goal or impossible dream because according to you “everything is just fine.”

Who are you kidding? There are no four words in the English language more harmful to an artist/trep than “everything is just fine.” There are also not many words in the English language that carry so little value than “just fine.”

“You're fooling yourself if you don't believe it,
You're kidding yourself if you don't believe it,
Get up, get back on your feet
You're the one they can't beat and you know it
Come on, let's see what you've got
Just take your best shot and don't blow it.”
— Tommy Shaw, Styx, Grand Illusion album, 1977.


COMMENTS


Posted By Rachel Walker
When everything is not fine
Dreams are made for this :-)


Posted By Aaron Wolfson
No Grand Illusion
Success is not a destination, it's an ongoing process.


Posted By Rippy
Amen!
Amen! Amen! Amen!


Posted By R.P.R.
Grand illusions
If I tell the truth about it I am a huge victim of Internet distractions and daily procrastination. It’s easy for me to put off my ideas because I am not financially strapped, therefore I’m not very motivated. I know that may sound arrogant but as far as money is concerned “everything is just fine.” However wealth carries a double-edged sword, because inside, the voice that irritates me the most is the one that constantly reminds me “I can do much better than this.”


Posted By David Thiel
Woke up!
Many many days I did fool myself into thinking “everything is fine.” I was really really stuck in making a buck. I was SO stuck that I forgot my dreams behind on some “back burner” thinking “someday” I’ll get there. Then my wife and I were (vacationing) on a beach, and she said, “Remember when you used to talk about the grandiose things you wanted to do? What happened?” OUCH! She reminded me of who I used to be. She woke me up, not OUT of a dream, but back INTO a dream.

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