“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”― Oscar Wilde.
Let’s face it, “reality bites.” Why else would Winona Ryder star in a movie of the same title? Being realistic is great, but it can also limit you. Imagination coupled with ambition or chutzpah is far better. Granted being realistic is good, I find a balance between reality and imagination is far better. If I were realistic, I would’ve missed out on some of the best things in my life so far. Realists be damned, but taking a leap of faith in the direction of your dreams is far more rewarding then being practical! Perhaps this makes more sense to the dreamers, but whatever you are too much “reality,” will limit you. Because, there’s nothing like reality to take the wind out of your sails. Over the years and even more so now I’ve culled an almost innate ability to ignore the naysayers. The proof is in the pudding, because each time I took a risk that I was warned about and it worked out this just fueled me to take more. I suppose I’m very blessed that they worked out. However, aside from the supernatural I found that higher thinking also helped. You’d be surprised how much you can do when you put your mind to it and ignore your fears. Our brains are pliable nearly our entire lives(it’s called neuroplasticity) this means we can continually learn and shape ourselves. To take advantage of this try to think outside of the box and don’t be afraid of the word “No,” or failure. Even if your on the bottom, you can only go up! One of the larger things I’ve noticed during my recovery, is how often I see perfectly capable people hold themselves back solely in their minds. A fact that has continually bothered me because I have witnessed people with missing limbs not even be held back from running so to speak.Many people are blind to the fact that they have the world at their fingertips. If I could magically do one thing, I’d like to open their eyes to this reality of having limitless possibility. Imagine how much farther you’d go if you heard or said “Yes,” more. Reality has a way of trying to clip your wings if you let it, so don’t let it! Submerge yourself in the possible instead of impossible. Even making a goal list, beginning with small things will help you gear up to conquer the larger ones. It’s funny how beginning with “Do laundry today,” can lead into get a motorcycle license. Because that goal can be just as simple or mundane as doing laundry. A mountain is only as large as you see it being.
Cheers and have no fear!