I never want to hear another person try to rationalize about how I can’t do something because “It doesn’t work that way”, or “It’s not that easy”, or “You can’t A because B”. Save those lame excuses, and leave the impossible to the dreamers. Nothing great was ever achieved with that attitude – the attitude that says things have to work the way they’re supposed to work; the same attitude that says, “It’s not that easy,” while the other side has to hide their dream, saying to themselves, “It’s not that hard…”
See, Dreamers play on the other side of the fence as those negative-realists. The Defeaters, or Pessimists, or Assholes – whatever you like to call them – are a type of monster that live within everyone. Some have managed to overcome this negative influence and now aspire unhindered towards their dreams, but it is a much more tragic outcome for most.
I’d say most people have been defeated by their own pessimism. Even worse, others have been taken over completely, and now wander the Earth, alone, terrified, and secretly suicidally depressed, laughing at others dreams and saying things like “It’s not that easy”…
That is why Dreamers have to be smarter, stronger, and more prepared to take this abuse than ever before. I see it now, even as far as we’ve come, getting worse. People have lost their ability to dream, think for themselves, and truly feel the inspiration that drives people to do amazing things. They’ve lost sight of fun and experimentation – which is the heart and soul of creativity. This is why we must be as strong as ever, because dreams are fragile things.
Like Will Smith says in The Pursuit Of Happiness, “Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”
The light is something that we all carry, but some people have had theirs near completely extinguished. Don’t let it die. You might not save anyone, but you can protect yourself by keeping your head full of childish, impossible dreams, then fighting for it – enjoying it, every step of the way – in order to obtain them. Through great effort, great things can be achieved. Never let anyone tell you it’s not as easy as it sounds. No one ever said it was easy, but you said you were going to do it, so do it.
You want something, you go get it. Period.