“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
– Jim Carrey
I am a dreamer.
There, I’ve said it – I have vast dreams and big hopes that I aspire to accomplish one day.
And I’m not the only one with big dreams. We all have dreams and aspirations. However, a lot of us choose to put those dreams on hold because we’re afraid of where that road will take us should we choose to go down it.
It’s difficult putting ourselves out there day after day and getting rejected. It’s much easier to take the safer, surer route – the jobs that promise stability and perhaps monotony. We would rather settle for what we don’t want than try for something that would be so much more fulfilling.
Some of us dream of big houses, some of new technologies, some of changing the world, some of starting a family, some of living on a beach, some of going to space.
Well, let me tell you that people have lived in big houses, people have created new technologies, people have changed the world, people have started families, people have lived (and still do) on beaches, and people have gone to space. That is to say, people have accomplished these things! People have become famous musicians, world leaders, and perfect parents.
Our dreams are only as far out of our reach as we decide to put them.
Everything that has been accomplished, is being accomplished, and will be accomplished by the human race has been thought up by a human being – unless you believe aliens are behind everything, then maybe this post won’t help you so much.
The fact that the human mind can imagine and then implement that imagination into reality in order to give us everything we have and to accomplish the things mankind has accomplished is an amazing eye-opening thought. Our capacity for incredible acts and achievements is astronomical.
Steady as She Goes
Fear is an enormous deterrent when we consider our dreams.
What if I fail?
What if I can’t get enough money?
What if this isn’t as practical as getting a steady job?
What if people judge me?
We can come up with a million reasons not to do something and end up in the same place or try something new and daring, learning from the experience and perhaps even achieving what we’d set out to do.
Having the right thoughts and goals, pushing through the failures and the slumps, believing in yourself and your dream, and being flexible are all great ways to find what you’re looking for in life.
One of our biggest faults as a human race is our inability to believe that we could be the next Einstein.
Don’t believe me? Then listen to this minute-long commencement speech that has gone viral over the past several weeks given by Jim Carrey at Maharishi University of Management – it is some of the most inspiring stuff you’ll hear and I know you won’t be disappointed by the end!