Protect your dream.
Your dream is fragile, easily broken, easily taken away from you if you aren’t paying attention.
There will be the naysayers. The family or friends who say you are crazy.
The jealous athletes who will silently cheer on your failures.
The many meetings and distractions that will slowly plan your dreams demise.
They will all say that your dream is “impossible”. They will try to convince you that you are dreaming too big, or too far down the line, or too intensely. They will tell you that you don’t have the time, or the skill to pursue it.
You must protect your dream from all that – whatever it may be, no matter how far off it is, or how crazy others think you are – you must shield it, nurture it, and then accomplish it.
Your dream is not impossible. Rich Froning won three titles in a row. Felix Baumgartner survived a 24 mile high skydiving jump. We put a man on the moon for crying out loud and then did it again…five more times.
Do you think they let anyone tell them their dreams were impossible? That their goals were too big? That their aspirations were crazy?
No. they just kept on going. And kept on improving. And kept on protecting.
To them, nothing was impossible, because it was their dream, a dream that they shielded from all the outside crap.
A dream that they achieved, that they used to show the world that “impossible” is just a state of mind, an excuse, a lie.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” ― Muhammad Ali