Lately, I keep telling myself off for getting carried away daydreaming about things that probably aren’t going to happen. Think rationally about things that are well within your reach so you don’t fall flat on your face. Boo. No one great found their spark inside their comfort zone. Most of the best things that have happened in my life happened when I jumped (or was dragged kicking and screaming) out of my comfort zone, because those things are the new and the crazy things that are ridiculous, and exciting, and bold, and creative.
When did I start thinking that my hopes and dreams need to be realistic? The whole joy of dreaming is being able to grasp hold of the improbable, and even the impossible. So why are my career dreams based on what qualifications I think are well within my reach?
When I dream, I can be ridiculous, and exciting, and bold, and creative. Being honest about what I want doesn’t make me unrealistic – it just means that I want to follow in the direction of my dreams. Taking steps towards all the weird and wonderful and unlikely things I want to do will make them a little bit less impossible.