Do you know that everything you’ve ever accomplished in your life was at one point unrealistic? Think about it. The position you’re at in your career would have been totally unrealistic when you had no idea what to do with your life in high school or college. If you’re happily settled down and married (maybe even with kids!), this would have been totally unrealistic to think it could bring you joy back when you were running around chasing that next girl or guy. The fact that you’re reading an email about becoming the best version of yourself would have been totally unrealistic to a younger, less ambitious you. Everything is unrealistic. And that’s the point.
Would it have been realistic for Michael Jordan to think he would become the greatest basketball player of all-time after he missed a game winner at North Carolina early in his career? Nope. Would it have been realistic for Mother Theresa to think she could leave ripples across the globe with small acts of kindness in a desolate corner of the world? Nope. Would it be realistic for you to think you could achieve greater heights than you’ve ever thought possible sometime in the next 5-10 years? Nope.
But guess what? Michael’s unrealistic goals became reality. Mother Theresa’s unrealistic goals became reality. And your unrealistic goals will become reality. The question is – how unrealistic will you allow them to be?