I love this concept. It feels hopeful and aspirational.
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 tell myself I won’t be the parent who tells them they are unrealistic. I won’t be the parent to tell them they are far-fetched. I will not be the parent to tell them that their dream is out of reach. I have to keep telling myself this because as a parent it’s hard.
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 and 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 usually less than Gigantic.
Every day I have to consciously turn this off as I drive home. You see the reason we have dreams is that we have a belief that there is something more, something better. Dreams can be Gigantic and you reach them through Gigantic effort.