“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.”
— Thomas Dewar
Have you ever seen an idea or a plan and thought, “This is the most awesome logical thing I’ve ever seen,” only to have everyone you share it with shoot your concept full of holes? When as a culture did we stop dreaming? When did we become naysayers and closed minded dream stealers? Aren’t we the nation who led the way on out of the box ideas and thinking? I guess for some a closed mind feels safer, or maybe they’ve been numbed by the programming of our society. As a culture, have we grown to embrace the security of mediocracy?
As for me, I’m ready for a little limb walking. I never want to tell someone their dream is crazy or impossible. I want to be their cheerleader and shout, “You can do it!” I want 2014 to be my most out on a limb year ever, and I want to encourage those who are crazy enough to dream new dreams with me. This year, instead of a resolution list, why don’t you allow yourself to create a dream list? Dare to dream again! It’s not too late.