This short clip is from the 2009 movie “Up in the Air” starring George Clooney. George’s character is delivering bad news about a layoff.
Dreams. We all have them. When we were children our heads were full of possibility, dreams, and fantasies. Most of us knew no limits, other than what we were told we could or could not do.
As we got older our conditioning from family, friends, society and school brought us down to reality, to what was practical and reasonable. Many of us embarked on careers, expecting them to last a lifetime only to discover that times had changed and we had to change too or become obsolete.
We sold out on our dreams. The fantasy died and along with it, our imagination, hope, and excitement about the future.
Most people spend so much time earning a living that they are too tired and exhausted to think about what they really want in their heart-of-hearts. We accept quiet lives of desperation, boredom, and drudgery.
Enough! Go back to the dreams you had as a child and set them on fire. Chase them with vigor. Dream of things impossible and in the process, you will find others moved by the same passion for sharing the journey with.
Make your passion your life’s work. Build your source of income around what you love. Include the people you love to spend time with. Spend less time with assholes who only drive you crazy. Design a life that is worth living.
Leadership Advocate and Co-Founder of the Goldzone Group. I help leaders to master the new rules of leadership for the new economy. Over the past 30 years, I have visited over 500 cities in 54 countries to explore, learn from, and help many of the world’s leading companies, leaders, and luminaries in the fields of science, technology, health, finance, entrepreneurship, and leadership.