There’s a special place in hell for people who tell us to be realistic.

Just kidding! (Not really)

But seriously, being realistic is the most absurd idea I have ever heard. The people that say that are those who have given up on their own dreams and do not think it could ever happen to them. Most of the people that you talk to have done all that they’re ever going to do. They raise a family, earn a living, and then they die. They become comfortable with their lives and tell themselves that this is their reality.

So many people graduate from high school or college, find a job, and become blinded by that first paycheck. They feel as if they’ve made it. They stop growing, they stop working on themselves, they stop pushing themselves and they end up becoming very cynical about life and they throw in the towel on themselves, on their families and on their dreams.

This is a delusional mindset that I have seen this so much recently. I am two weeks away from graduating from high school and so many of my friends are choosing to stay in town and go to college or not even go to college. They don’t see the unlimited possibilities for their life like I do. They don’t think there is much left out there to see or do. If they would move away, they would be exposed to so many new experiences that could reveal to them a new future. Unfortunately, society has instilled in us this erroneous idea that going to school and getting a “safe” job is the only option. Sure there are people that desire to have normal jobs because that is what they love but I believe most of us are not going after our passion and purpose. We choose to go with the flow and end up getting stuck in job we hate, only looking forward to the weekends, because that is what everyone else is doing.

I refuse to accept this stupid mindset. As a result, I have committed myself to never work a normal job. I want to be weird. I am an entrepreneur and I don’t ever want anyone else to sign my paycheck but me. That is why I want to be the #1 motivational speaker on the planet. I get to help people doing what I love and the level of my income is in my hands. Plus, I have worked with a friend and we have sold stuff online and are continuously looking for other products to sell as well as other streams of income. We are not only big dreamers but we are big doers. I don’t think people realize that we live in a world where you can make money doing basically anything. (Including what you love!) So find out how you can turn your passion into profit.

I remember Jim Carrey talking about how his dad wanted to be a comedian but he didn’t think that was possible. So he got a “safe” job as an accountant and was later let go from that job. The family struggled financially. Jim Carrey said that was one of the biggest lessons he had learned: that you can fail at what you don’t want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. His dad chose to listen to the lies of the crowd, telling him to be realistic.

You’ve heard me say that I want to be the #1 motivational speaker on the planet. You can say that will never happen but I have deep knowing that it will. I tell my audiences of my goal when it comes up or people ask me about me dreams and just recently I had someone tell me that I may not want to do that because it may not happen. I took it into consideration but I can feel it in my soul that it will happen. Sure not everyone will think I am, but I believe it is my destiny to become a top speaker. The way I see it, if I don’t tell people my vision then they won’t know what it is. You see, when people find out what your mission in life is, they will come along side of you and give you assistance. That’s just God’s way of making a way for you and your big dream.

Dream BIG no matter what people say or think. I want you to dream big like a kid. Being realistic is just a word used by the average to justify their level of living. You see, I have dreams of becoming a millionaire, owning a jet, yacht, multiple houses around the world, multiple businesses, etc. But my biggest dream is impacting millions of people’s lives. That is what fulfills me, not the other stuff. All the rest is just a side effect of the value I add to the world. That is what must come first. Your reason for living, your God given purpose. Without that, everything else is worthless. I do not believe that any of us have dreams that were not given to us by God for the purpose of accomplishing those particular dreams. He’s a pretty big God so those dreams must be pretty big as well. Don’t ignore them and definitely don’t let anyone tell you to be or think realistic. Your life is determined by your thinking, so expand your mind and you expand your life. You can’t fit a big dream in a small life.

I’ll leave you today with a quote from Henry David Thoreau, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

 

You are blessed and highly favored!

-Brandon