Bill Gosse column: It's time for dreamers to become doers

12:55 AM, Feb. 17, 2013  |  Comments
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In the corporate world, it seemed plain to me I needed to be a mover and shaker, because they were the people promoted to better-paying jobs and private offices.

These were the people making a difference by leading projects and/or being super-productive.

Were they doing these great things all by themselves, or were they getting help from others?

Are you a dreamer? Are you a talker? Are you a doer?

High school basketball tournament time is about to begin along with other state championships, and we're going to find out who are the dreamers, the talkers and the doers.

Many young men and women dream of winning a state championship. Many young men and women also talk about winning a state championship. However, how many young men and women do what's necessary to win a state championship?

Dreamers are visionaries. They are good at planting seeds and inspiring others. They are positive people who attract other positive people to help get started in the right direction.

Dreaming is the important first step in accomplishing great things. If the vision can't be conceived in one's brain, belief and achievement never will follow.

To win a state championship, dreamers begin out on the driveway, on the playground, in the gym, on the ice, on the mat or in the pool - by themselves.

However, dreamers can lack follow-through once the euphoria of a dream wears off, and they may be tempted to move on to something else. They need help.

Talkers are those who brag about all they've accomplished or are going to accomplish, but aren't willing to put in the effort to earn it. These people can be unreliable when it's showtime and need help of a different sort.

Doers are great at finishing things.

They are dependable, consistent and focused. They don't get bogged down by over-committing and usually are good decision-makers.

The only problem is that doers can get stuck with cynicism and disappointment. That's where they need help from dreamers.

Jake Wood used to be a University of Wisconsin offensive lineman. After college, he joined the Marines and became a trusted leader.

After his stint in the military, he felt there had to be a way for servicemen and women to continue to serve.

He dreamed of a way to fill that need.

It turned out the earthquake in Haiti provided the situation for dreamer and doer Jake Wood to take action - and Team Rubicon was formed.

This team is comprised of veterans, doctors, firefighters, medics, nurses and physician assistants. They specialize in field medicine and assist during natural disasters here in America and abroad.

Team Rubicon's mission is to provide assistance to those in need and also an opportunity for veterans to continue to serve.

Wood dreamed, acted and accomplished his mission.

For the mission of winning a state championship, best wishes to all those dreamers who are fortunate enough to be teamed up with some doers, but not too many talkers.

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