I am a “go big, or go home” kinda gal.
It doesn’t always work out in my favour.
I think it’s a societal thing, really, but I’ll go ahead and take full responsibility for my impossible-to-keep-up lifestyle. Why volunteer for one organization when there are five who need an extra set of hands? Why aim for a five pound weight loss when you could lose twenty? Rather than taking the small, necessary (and feasible) steps toward something, I have a really bad habit of leaping off the edge without thinking things through. W’hoops. Needless to say, I’ve landed on my ass about 77 billion times.
At some point, though, I think reality has caught up to me. Instead of setting outrageous goals I’ll probably never really achieve, I need to make smaller ones. I mean, not even mega-planes can fly forever without stopping to refuel. Cars need to pull into rest stops for oil changes, new tires… why is it so hard to accept that I have to do these things too? I can’t race through a day without stopping for at least one meal or bounce through my week sans sleep. Instead of taking over the entire universe in a day, I have to break it down into one region at a time.
Dreams don’t have to be gigantic, they can be as small as a pin. They’re mosaics, made up of millions of little pieces: more attainable pieces, pieces that fuel you and motivate you to accomplish that next goal and catch that new dream. Some dreams take days to realize and others will take years. Some will take minutes, seconds even. Some are the result of good fortune, but most are the result of hard work and dedication, love and conscientiousness.
But, you’ll never realize a dream you gave up on, so go for it! You won’t be sorry.