I love this.
I don’t do this enough – I don’t count myself as a dreamer – but I encourage my children to do this. I want them to be the MLB Shortstop, the famous Fashion Designer and world renowned Environmentalist. They have Gigantic dreams – I will do everything I can in my power to help them reach those dreams. I won’t be the parent who tells them they are unrealistic. I won’t be the parent to tell them they are farfetched. I will not be the parent to tell them that their dream is out of reach.
I have a career that has taught me to be pragmatic. I’ve seen the best and worst of people – sometimes all in the same day. When people ask me for career advice I give them the safe answer, because I know the reality of life – their dreams are longshots – most people are not willing to come close to the effort they need to exert to reach their dreams – so I give them options I think they are willing to work for – which are less than Gigantic.
Every day I have to consciously turn this off as I drive home. You see the reason we have dreams is because we have a belief that there is something more, something better. Dreams can be Gigantic – and you reach them through Gigantic effort.