Tuesday, 29 June 2010
No Unreasonable Dreams at 40
But if I have regrets, if I have simply existed, rather than savoured life, then it will inevitably be tinged with sadness and regret.
My 40th is a exactly a month away, as my younger brother emailed to tell me today! Perhaps now is as good a time as any to take stock. What are my regrets? And what are my deliciously, unreasonable dreams?
Who would I like to be when I look back in a decade?
I once read that "there are no unreasonable dreams - just unreasonable timeframes".
I love that! It does mean that anything is possible, if we persevere. Edison and Abraham Lincoln must be two of the greatest examples of perseverance ever.
I also read a quote from Anthony Robbins who said,“Most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!”
Who would I like to be? What experiences would I like to have had? If I have no vision to guide my actions, I'm much less likely to have those experiences and become that person... Good job I've a month to think this through!