Yesterday my family & I played the roles of treasure hunters at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.  Little did I know I would find this unexpected gem.   Each of us  focused on our goals,  my primary aim was the perfect coffee table, hiding somewhere in the sea of booths.   We traipsed aisle by aisle, in 90 degree heat to look through antiques, records, glass bottles and other curiosities.

The first thing I noticed about Matt Wilcox’s booth was this hard-hitting, laser-cut plaque:   


 In case you can’t read the text (the pic isn’t the greatest) and because it’s worthy of a repeat:

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”  

-Dhirubhai Ambani (or Tony Gaskins) [this quote seems to be accredited to both guys]

This quote hit me like a punch to the chest.  I almost bought it on the spot, but was saving my cash for a coffee table – which I scored later.  

Thanks Matt for reminding us that we need to make OUR dreams happen (or be content working for someone else’s)!

(Oh and I will be ordering  soon, Matt!)

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