Nike is right: just do it!

Sweet reminder.

MUSIC TEACHER LIFESTYLE

So you’ve got this dream about doing something extraordinary, something that could change the world, that would leave a mark and people would remember you for it. But it seems so big, so out of reach, you just can’t imagine how it could possibly come to life. So you just wait and wait and wait for “the right time” and “the right opportunities” that would push your dream into reality.

I’m gonna break it to you right now: the first thing you do will not be the best thing you do. You will fail and you will try again and again, but you gotta start somewhere. There’s no time like the present to make all those mistakes. They are the required sacrifice for your dream to become.

Because, you see, your dream is alive and it’s waiting for you to get there. Your dream is perfect, complete and it’s already…

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