I know this can suck, but people might say that your dreams are literally impossible or completely unrealistic.
And to that we say… BIG DEAL.
Take Tommy Caldwell, for example.
At 23-years-old, Tommy was a world-class rock climber until an accident with a table saw SEVERED his left index finger.
For a rock climber, this means your career is over.
The physician who tried to save his finger explained to Tommy that he needed to come to terms with the fact that his climbing career was over.
What did Tommy say to that?
“Fuck that guy. He doesn’t know what I’m capable of.”
That was in 2001. Fast forward to 2015, Tommy and his friend, Keven Jorgeson, were the first men in the world to free climb the 3,000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan, previously believed to be impossible (even with all ten fingers) in the climbing world.
Good thing Tommy didn’t believe that doctor, right?
Don’t believe people who say that what you want is impossible, unrealistic or crazy.
You’re gonna have “those people” in your life who don’t get what you’re doing.
People are gonna make comments, especially when you’re following your heart and doing things differently from the norm.
But, most of the time, they’re gonna tell you what they believe to be true for them — not you.
They might tell you that money doesn’t grow on trees.
Or, that you can’t quit your job.
Or, that following your dreams is unrealistic.
They might actually tell you their story and how hard it was for them.
And, these people might even be an “authority figure,” like a physician or your mom.
But, what if you took the Tommy Caldwell approach and said, “Fuck that. That’s about them, not me. They don’t know what I’m capable of”?
Because you are capable of the “impossible.”
You can dream big and make it happen without killing yourself.
You can find strength in self-compassion.
You can say, “fuck that,” even to the self-sabotaging, limiting, mean voice in your head.
You can have a mindset that says you manifest opportunities into your life as easily as good parking spots.
You can see the world through the lens that says:
“This world is good. It’s abundant and so am I. I’m going to find my path. I’m going to find MY way to my dreams through following what feels good, believing in myself, and being kind to myself along the way. It’s gonna be okay. I’m gonna be okay.”
This is the difference.