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The (really) impossible dream

August 26, 2014

I wonder if penguins dream of flying.

I wonder if eagles dream of swimming.

I wonder how often our dreams reflect something we could potentially do if we work hard enough, and how often they reflect what we can’t do, and were never built to do.

This is America and we like to tell our kids they can be anything they want.  But that’s not true.  If you’re color-blind, you aren’t likely to be a great interior decorator.  If you’re tone-deaf, you’re not going to be a music star. It’s not that someone is trying to kill your dreams.  It’s just that your dreams don’t fit you.

Watch an episode of American Idol auditions and you’ll understand what I mean.

We probably don’t dream big enough most of the time.  But I find myself wondering how often we waste time and energy pursuing dreams that we’re not built to achieve.  And I wonder what incredible things aren’t happening because we’re too distracted to bring our real game to a world that needs what we were really designed to offer.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2014 7:53 am

    Great post! This is so true but never thought of it this way.

  2. August 26, 2014 8:25 am

    This is good insight. This discussion necessarily factors in so many other things fed to us, like American Dream ideology (the excess of it) and much more that society and friends perceive is what we should be pursuing. That burdens us from discovering our true wealth and contribution.

    • August 26, 2014 10:39 am

      “Should” is the enemy of so many truly marvelous things, isn’t it?

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