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I must be the last person on earth to be reading Tim Ferriss’s “Four Hour Work Week“.
But after only reading 1/5 of the book I bought a copy for my team + my parents + Jenna’s parents. It’s a game changer. There’s so much wisdom in this book that I could write blogs for months just about this book.
But what I wanted to talk about today was something that Tim talks about in this book that I also believe spurred me to want to write you.
The basic idea is that most people spend most of their time trying to be “realistic”. Ferriss talks about how when we are kids our parents tell us, “We can be anything we want.” And yet when we are 25+ they tell us to “be realistic” and get a real job.
So which one is it?
Well, I’d like to quote Mr. Wayne Dyer, “I am realistic, I expect miracles!”
Because Wayne knows what’s up. And so does Ferriss.
Ferriss goes on to point out that since SO many people are brainwashed into “being realistic” that the majority of people are all fighting over the same “realistic” jobs. And therefore there is actually LESS competition for those who dream bigger than for those who think smaller!
Think about this… there is LESS competition for BIGGER dreams because most people are their own worst enemy and write off that achieving something that big is even possible!
Whenever someone tells me to “be realistic” I now understand that they are not defining what is possible for me. No! They are admitting what is possible for THEM!
So, if we are to “be realistic” from the point of view of Ferriss or Dyer – we get to dream BIG! And then let go and let The Uni-verse guide us one step at a time.
So, is there anyone in your life who is telling you to “be realistic”? Can you see that they are not defining you, but rather admitting what is possible for them? What would you do if you took Dyer and Ferriss’s advice? How BIG would you dream? The action happens in the comments below, so let me know what you think down there! The WHOLE TDL Community comes alive in the comments, so join us!
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Mastin Kipp is the CEO and Founder of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.
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