Chase Your Dreams

Friday, March 8, 2019

Author Terri Guillemets wrote, “Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.” What a powerful statement! My passion was simple as a young adult, and that was to make money. I even pictured myself running down a dimly lit street chasing that last bus. That bus was full of money.

I made money. Lots of it. I made so much that it literally became my “God.”

Even then, as successful as I was, I was failing, and I knew it, but I didn’t know why. The people who loved me were literally begging to be a bigger part of my life, but my heart was empty and all the money in the world couldn’t fill it.

The only way I could possibly stop chasing that bus was to lose my money, and I did!

After our world totally fell apart, I let Jesus into my heart. I kept chasing that last bus of the night, but I was chasing a new passion — my family and friends. My wife, my son and I became closer than we had ever been, working through those difficult times together, creating a bond that will never be broken.

Only a couple of friends hung around, and many family members stopped talking to me, but those elite few that hung with me will be my family for life. God has a way of exposing folks for what they are, just as He did me.

I will continue to chase my passion, but I choose to do the work God intended me to do, and I truly believe He is giving me “the desires of my heart.” There are big things in store for my family, friends and me because, thanks to the unconditional love of God, we are headed in the right direction!

Be sure you’re chasing the right bus.

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Rick Stanfield is a syndicated columnist, motivational speaker and author. His latest book is “I Can and I Will.” For more information, visit his website at