Dreaming big feels good.
Even if you don’t really have a concrete idea of what you want.
This is why we love movies so much.
They’re sort of like our own lives, but they are an absolute best case scenario.
Even far fetched sci-fi movies have human elements that we can relate to.
We watch the characters handling things, and wish we could do the same.
Or we see them messing up, and we wish we could tell them what to do instead.
Wondering “What if?” is perhaps our best skill.
This is what creates inventions, medicine, better, faster and cheaper transportation.
At the same time, wondering, “what if” can be constraining.
That’s the flip side of dreaming big.
We tend to dream SO big, we don’t know how to get started.
We watch movies and read books and that kind of “satisfies” our urges.
Sure, it’s nice to dream about building a huge empire, but how the heck do you get started?
Every empire that was built was built by somebody.
And there was a time in that person’s life where they had no clue what to do.
When we see the result, we see the results of their successes.
We don’t see any of their failures.
Even a small local business that feeds a family.
From the outside, it looks like they must be some kind of geniuses.
But every success is built on failure.
It’s the only way humans learn.
Sure, we can learn academic stuff in books.
But learning HOW to do something HAS to come from trial and error.
The secret is to start as small as you possibly can.
Once you start, the process is on.
And the more it goes on, the better you’ll get.
Pretty soon, “empire building” is just part of your daily routine.