“If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to all the alternatives”

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As I was surfing around on the world wide web today, trying to find some inspirational ideas on how to follow your dreams and make them come true ( I know it sounds very cliché) I came across this brilliant webpage/article… I am not sure what to call it. Anyway, so I just felt it was just too good to not to be shared. You might have seen/read it before, but hey, good things can never be shared enough, right?

Here are few examples from this article that caught my attention… And if you want to read the rest, just go here.


“If you want to follow your dreams, you have to say no to all the alternatives

Our brains behave like a beachball filled with bees. Hundreds of conflicting impulses, pushing us in different directions.

People never want to do one thing. We want to do all the things. We simultaneously want to exercise and to learn Spanish and to go out for pizza. Our desires are countless, independent agents, working to nudge our beachball in their own selfish direction.

And so usually, that ball is going nowhere. It’s controlled more by the terrain than by the will of what’s inside it.

This is how most people live their lives. We feel endlessly conflicted. We never have enough time. And what happens to us is stronger than our ability to combat it.

The curse of the ‘great idea’

Imagine if 20 years ago you were a genius who had the idea of starting up Google, and Amazon, and Facebook. You just invented three of the best business ideas of the last century, and if you had started any one of them you could now be worth billions. But if you were determined to do all three simultaneously you’d be absolutely nowhere.

It’s not enough to have great ideas. Lots of people have great ideas. The problem is that too many great ideas cancel each other out.”

My thoughts on this:

Imagine having this dilemma all the time. To have a brain without a filter. To never be able to make a final decision and when or if you do you immediately regret it. Always wanting to do something new or different instead. To never feel content, no matter how much you achieve. To have thousands ideas at the same time and almost never be able to just chose only few. To feel stuck most of the time…

Let me tell you, it is pretty exhausting.


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