Greetings from Washington DC! I am over here speaking at a conference with only about 2,000 people!
While here I received an email from one of our tribe asking:
“I wonder your thoughts. A person I know said that he thinks it’s wrong to tell people/youth they can do what they want to do, be whatever they want to be.
He thinks it gives them a goal they can never reach, or a dream they can never fulfil, if they dream too big, or hope too high, they’ll never achieve it and be full of grief and hopelessness.
I say, dream as big as the stars and then have as much fun as you can getting there. Who’s right?”
You know the good thing? You are both right!
Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t you are right”
So by this person telling anyone, “Don’t think too big, play a smaller game, you will never make it” they will make it true. AND they will be surrounded by people who think smaller, are self limited and typically unsatisfied and grumpy.
But amazingly awesome people like YOU who say “Anything is possible, dream big and strive towards it” create fabulously positive people! Let’s be honest, they may not make it, but they chance that they will make it is far higher. Maybe they won’t make their goal but they will make it far closer that the person who listened to the person saying “don’t try” and they will have one hell of a ride along the way.
I like to think that we are building a better world by talking about what’s possible not what’s impossible.
In Washington President Kennedy said, “We will go to the moon.” He didn’t say, “We’d like to but it’s too hard, too expensive and we may not make it.” Just recently, a satellite flew past the furtherest “almost” planet Pluto.
“We will go to the moon” has taken us much father than “that’s really hard and it may not happen.”
So what about you? Where is your head at?