The Pebble is the Trouble.
Mohammad Ali was a destructive boxer. An incredible athlete whose physical punches in the ring were matched by his verbal knock downs outside in the public.
Most of us, dreamers, are constantly afraid of one thing. The dream.
How can you be excited yet scared about the same damn thing?
We are excited because we want ourselves to fulfill that big dream, be it acting in movies, travelling to 201 countries, playing electric guitar, or being an Olympic swimmer.
And at the same time, we are equally horrified because of the same reason that the “dream is too big”.
It’s an unsolvable deadlock if you keep thinking that way. The challenge isn’t in the size of your dream, it’s in the power of your mind. Let’s not constantly worry about the trouble. If it’s there, it’s there. You can’t change the fact that it is hard. But what you can mold is your mindset. Your attitude. The way you look at the problem. The way you prep yourself before facing it. It’s not the dream that’s actually the bigger challenge to overcome, it’s the worrying part.
Back to Mohammad Ali again, here’s what he thinks about this topic.
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” - Muhammad Ali