“Let’s be realistic,” is a dream killing phrase, and I hate it. Don’t be realistic. Be foolish.
Do that thing everyone says don’t do. Try that crazy idea that everyone says will fail. Go to that place everyone tells you not to go to.
Failure is better than regret. With the former you learn. With the latter you only wallow.
In a “realistic” world we wouldn’t have personal computers, iPhones, Google, the internet, beautiful art, music, all of the things created by innovators, artists, and those unrealistic dreamers that we all love so much.
In this world where everything seems like it’s going to fall apart at any moment, where it’s unsafe to go out—dream. Create a new world inside of your mind.
Dream big. Dream small. Whatever you do cast your thoughts into a pool of possibilities and wade in it, bathe, swim, play. Submerge yourself in it. Emerge baptized and new.
And when you arise, attempt that “unrealistic” thing you dreamt. Try it. Make it.
You’ll likely fail, but keep at it, learning with each failure.
And who knows you may fly, create the next big thing, realize your dreams.
But whatever happens, you can be sure of this.
You won’t be the same.
You’ll be better.