If you ask someone on the street, “Hey, can I make your life’s dream come true?” RARELY would you hear a No.
But surprisingly enough, most people never actually try to be a fireman when they do grow up. There’s a comedian named Nick Swardson who does a joke about how crazy the world would be if everyone grew up to be whatever they decided on first. The world would be a crazy place filled with Princesses and Astronauts and Ninjas and… you get the picture. Now, as funny as that sounds, it really made me wonder why so many people do that to themselves.
Here’s what I think: We are afraid that we won’t be able to handle the success we dream of. Whether it be the fear that we will mismanage our first million dollars or miss the high note on American Idol‘s Final Episode, we get scared. But what that fear doesn’t tell us is that whether you fail or succeed in accomplishing that dream, you will end up somewhere great. If you shoot for the moon and miss… you still land among the stars.
THE TAKEAWAY: Shoot for the moon… and every step of the way ask yourself, why not? You really only need enough fuel to get out of the earth’s atmosphere. After that, there’s no more gravity… There’s nothing to pull you down.