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I Talk to Me Not the Trees

b2ap3_thumbnail_j0438571_20140226-210911_1Sounds kind of weird, doesn’t it?  However, the title of this post is a play off one of the great old songs of the early 1950’s.  The title of the song was, “I Talk to the Trees,” from the Broadway play of 1951 and a movie shot much later, Paint Your Wagon.  The song is the creative work of the famous team, Lerner and Loewe.  Here’s a link to a YouTube video of Clint Eastwood singing the song from the movie.

The essence of the story told within the lyrics of the song is that one can talk to the trees “but they don’t listen to me.”  The lyrics go on to suggest the stars nor the breeze won’t listen either but a person with emotional connection with someone will listen.  In the song, however, the person listening is a love interest and not the one singing the lyrics.  The bottom-line of the song is that the singer sees his dreams come true as a result of the deep love shared with the other person.

Here’s my point…if you want to realize all of your dreams you can’t sing about them to the trees, so to speak.  In fact, the most important person in your life to sing your dreams to is yourself!  It is your self-talk, first, which will raise you to the level of emotional commitment to reach your dreams.  A slight adaptation to the last stanza of the song’s lyrics illustrates my point:

I tell me my dreams
And while I’m
Listening to me
I suddenly see them
Come true

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