As many guests have said on this show, there’s little value in an idea that’s not executed. The Onion illustrates this concept perfectly in a recent news brief:
CHARLOTTE, NC—After almost two decades of dreaming on your part, 34-year-old Stephen Hochenko achieved your goal of opening up a small bookstore and café last Thursday, coincidentally in the exact location you had planned to open yours.
“This proves that no matter what your dreams are, someone out there can achieve them if they just do a little homework, save their money, and believe in themselves,” said a satisfied Hochenko as he arranged tables and chairs for a Monday night wine tasting and reading featuring acclaimed author Neil Gaiman. “I’m happier than you can even imagine or will probably ever experience yourself.”
Hochenko joins a long list of people who have achieved your dreams, including the creators of YouTube, Grand Prix motorcycle-racer Valentino Rossi, and the people who married your longtime crush and potential soul mate in April 1998, June 2001, and last Saturday.