Are you willing to be unreasonable?
1. What are you willing to push through the dip for?
2. What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about?
Because that’s what’s going to actually get done.
Seth Godin, one of my favorite authors & online mentors recently wrote that on his blog.
And it’s 100% true.
Being REASONABLE about your dreams means you aren’t dreaming BIG enough.
There is a negative connotation to the word “unreasonable” but when it comes to dreaming I say: Be as unreasonable as you can!
No one got anywhere great by being reasonable!
The other thing I wanted to say is this: It’s fine to have a LONG list of things that sound nice, or fun, or cool on your Bucket List, but it’s another thing entirely to have passion & desire and a knowing that there is something that you want to do, that you need to do – what you MUST do in your life.
Growing up, one of the things I was obsessed with, was dolphins.
Anyone who knew me when I was a teenager knew that my entire bedroom was COVERED in dolphin posters, ornaments and paraphernalia.
I have an entire book dedicated to magazine clippings, postcards, pictures – anything that came across my path that had to do with dolphins would go into that book.
I still have it in a box in storage.
I even had MULTIPLE sets of dolphin wind chimes.
Because everyone that even gave me a gift, defaulted to my love of dolphins for inspiration.
Not that I’m complaining, it was great – I wish I had a photograph of my bedroom back them.
But I grew up in the 90’s where film spool cost money & developing it cost even more. And I had barely any money (other than $5-$10 a month when I’d make for babysitting neighbors kids).
Anyway, back to the dreaming!
I DREAMED of swimming in the wild dolphins, but I had no idea how it would happen.
I grew up without the internet, or a cell phone, so I really didn’t know much about how one would go about doing it. But I guess I figured one day it would.
And one day arrived unexpectedly over a decade later.