Ever talked yourself out of a dream?
It’s easy, especially if we’re wired to overthink things, to rationalise our way out of those ideas that have been building and growing within us.
Those ideas that might just impact the world we live in, even in a small way.
Not long ago, I came across Daniel Flynn through a work project. He’s the founder of a massive consumer movement in Australia called Thankyou.
Every time someone buys one of Thankyou’s branded products, they help fund a water project in developing nations.
Flynn is passionate about inspiring everyday people to live out their dreams, no matter how small – and whether or not they think they are ‘smart enough’ or ‘talented enough’.
In his book, Chapter One, he shares a quote from the movie Jobs, which charts the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is: everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”
Jobs’ accomplishments were possibly more lofty than the to-do list we might be mulling over.
But his point is that our number one biggest obstacle is often the belief that we are not ‘enough’.
Who decides that, though?
What are the obstacles holding you back from pursuing your dreams and ticking off your goals?
What are the belief systems which tug you away from taking those baby steps towards a future that is more fulfilling and purposeful?
What is one small thing you could do today to step forward in the direction of your dreams?