When a person dares to dream, they often find that their dream originates because they are dissatisfied with something in their life. or they witnessed something in someone else’s life that could be improved. Think of all the inventions that have been created because someone saw a need for a new tool or gadget that would make life better. The lightbulb, the cotton gin, traffic lights, and even washers and dryers.
Other people may have a dream that seems to come out of nowhere. An idea just pops into their head and sets them on fire!
The Louisville Book Festival, which is coming up on November 10 and 11th, 2023, was once a dream for founder Deedee Cummings, but its origin resulted from other dreams that she had. Here’s a recent Q & A with author and serial entrepreneur, Deedee Cummings.
Did your various professional dreams just pop into your mind or did you see changes that needed to be made that inspired you?
Did more dreams spring from this?
So many dreams. I used to look back at my career and think it was such a hodgepodge of people, places and things and then one day I looked up and it all made sense. It was like pieces of a puzzle coming together. The entire path- the whole journey. It all lined up. I was meant to be here. I was meant to do this work. This is the power of finding your passion and your purpose.
I founded It Pays to Read to encourage kids to find and read these books- which has been truly lifechanging. And then from that came the Louisville Book Festival, which is now, unbelievably, entering its fourth year.
Take time to listen to your heart. Don’t get stuck living your whole life doing what you have to do. Make a way to do some things you want to do. This is where you will find your passion. This is where you will find the reason you were meant to be here.