Whenever I read a motivational article or get an advice from others, I hear the same. Keep a cool head, set realistic goals, and organize your time.
I believed this was the best way to live for a while. In fact, I started creating to-do lists and a detailed step-by-step action plans that would help me achieve my goals. In the meantime, I tossed aside all the goals that seemed ‘unrealistic’.
But then I realized – the people who succeeded most in life surely did not think their goals were 100% achievable, nor did they give up when things did not go as planned.
And look what happened. Steve Jobs quit college and invented Apple. Oprah beat all odds after a producer told her she was ‘unfit for TV’. J.K. Rowling got fired because she was spending a lot of time on ‘Harry Potter’. Someone even said that Walt Disney ‘‘lacked imagination and had no good ideas”!
Ridiculous isn’t it?
It is indeed. And if these people gave up or tried to set more realistic goals, we probably would not have Apple, Harry Potter and our amazing Oprah to watch and inspire us. And what would our life be like without Disney’s characters if he stopped dreaming big and believed in what others said?
I am a dreamer and I’m not ashamed of it. Dreaming involves hopes and chances of a better and successful life. Getting there is not easy, but it is surely worth it when your dreams come true.
If you are like me, I believe we are kindred spirits. No one should ask you to stop dreaming big, and if they do, please feel free to say no. If you don’t dream big, you are just another boring person trying to reach all things in a to-do list.
In the end, it all begins with dreaming.
‘’All our dreams will come true, if we have the courage to pursue them’’ – Walt Disney