Dreeeaam, Dream, Dream (Not The Everley Brothers :-)

Who really knows what is best for you, who is your best friend? Advice is great, but isn’t it a ‘cop out?’ If you take someone’s advice and it all goes wrong then it’s not your fault is it? How many times have you heard the statement, ‘If it wasn’t for you, him or her, I could have…….?’ My students often ask me how they should do something instead of trying to figure it out for themselves, even to the extent of asking what page something is on in a text book. I ask them if they have ever heard of an index? The anticipation of failing is much worse than actually failing, trust me, I’ve failed a lot πŸ™‚ When I was fifteen I was told I couldn’t be a motor mechanic because I didn’t have my CSE’s so they stuck me in a factory, one year later I had an apprenticeship with a local garage.

I left my hometown at eighteen and travelled to Jersey on a one way ticket, everyone told me I would be back in a week. That was forty three years ago, I guess they are still waiting. They told me I couldn’t make a living out of DJ’ing, I did, for twelve years. My neighbour told me when I was fifty five I was too old to retrain as a teacher, I’ve been teaching for six years. So be true to yourself, do what you want to do. You know yourself better than anyone else and you are your own best friend. Stick to your guns, dream your dreams and then follow them. If you fail it won’t be anyone’s fault, not even yours, if you gave it your best shot. Dream again and again because only those who dare to dream, will ever truly, live the dream πŸ™‚

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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59 Responses to Dreeeaam, Dream, Dream (Not The Everley Brothers :-)

  1. velmadunkin says:

    Reblogged this on fiercefabulousfunny and commented:
    Charlie has the right idea! Dream your dream and go for it.

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  2. Love the positive attitude, Charlie. In a world of moaning minnnies this is a refreshing post to read.

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  3. Hi. You’ve had an interesting life. Where did you DJ? What sorts of music did you play?

    See you —
    Neil S.

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    • Thank you I did write a post on it From DJ to Disco King, but I played everything. As the gigs I did were from primary schools to private school proms. 18th Birthdays to 60th birthdays Summer Balls, weddings, Dinner Dances, even Ballroom and Barn Dance nights lol πŸ˜€

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  5. what an interesting post πŸ€” I think it’s wonderful that you followed your dreams and retrained as a teacher, how inspiring ☺

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  6. Thanks for the inspiration. It’s just the thing we need right now!

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  7. Carolyn Page says:

    Nothing less than I would expect of you, Charlie; an honest to goodness go getter.
    What you’ve failed to mention is the fall-out of this attitude, which encompasses loving the successes of those with whom you’ve come into contact. Those that spring to mind are the beautiful dances you highlighted not so long back. Well done!
    Success attracts success.. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you Carolyn, yes I do have a tendency to miss things out lol. I think it’s because I try to keep posts short, but now you mention it the attraction for me was that they were so successful that they would not be swayed on their journey πŸ™‚

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  8. Grady says:

    This is such a great post! Thanks for those wise words!

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  9. Ria says:

    Pretty good advice for a dream lover like me πŸ™‚

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  10. Follow you dream. Do what your heart and gut tells you to do. I have had to that lesson dearly.

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  11. Cherryl says:

    A very powerful, wise and true message – it’s all in the mind – deciding to go for it, taking a chance, not being held back by anxieties and fears. Thanks for sharing this – you didn’t let other people’s negativity hold you back πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ’« hopefully you inspired them.

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  12. Wonderful post, inspiring and encouraging. Thanks for sharing your inspirational life experiences. What’s an ‘index’again?πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

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  13. Rakkelle says:

    Oh, how I love this!!! πŸ’“

    I missed you…You hadn’t posted in a couple of weeks, now I know why. You’re a teacher you were preparing to head back to school.

    Good to read you again.

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  14. Jay says:

    It’s true, motivation must come from the inside.

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  15. Rameen says:

    You know yourself better than anyone else….Wow, that’s such a wonderful post. And your life journey is so cool. Respect for you for having the courage to do what your heart always says.

    Liked by 6 people

  16. Bhawu says:

    Truly inspiring βœŒπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 5 people

  17. sushilove51 says:

    encouraging post! good to hear someone who can look back with no regrets!

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  18. I wish I’d read this forty years ago. Totally agree with you, even if I did come to it late. Took me until I was 30 to leave work and become an antiques dealer (after which it was all downhill). At 59, when the Quercus project closed people told me I was too old to find a job. I was then headhunted by our local coin shop…

    Which all goes to prove what you say about positive attitudes. If it works for an idiot like me it can work for anyone. πŸ™‚

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  19. K E Garland says:

    I totally agree. And I loathe unsolicited advice!

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Sia Billion says:

    That’s a great post sir. πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰That’s phenomenal I reckonπŸ‘

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