Be a dreamer.
If there’s a piece of advice that I would ever give to my future son, it simply would be a three-word phrase:
“Be a dreamer”.
The world can be a shallow and nasty place sometimes. The path to your glory is not rosy and cozy. It is full of unexpected challenges, hardships and toiling but most of it all is the inner battle you have to constantly keep fighting with fear.
To add salt to the wound, the world may act so critical and cynical about your dreams and ideas. It is not easy to stay put on your route if you are being hit by a blizzard of negative energy every time. That is why you need a small tribe of positive people to nurture and support your ambitions. Either find them or create them but you will surely need them,
For about 1900 years, we had cynics who would prophesize that the skies are meant for only birds.
But 2 young brothers in America thought differently and said, “If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can’t we ?”
Next time you board a flight, thank a dreamer in your life because they are the ones who run the world. Not the cynics.