What did you dream about becoming when you were a kid?
If you were like me (and perhaps you've read these facts in my book), the possibilities seemed endless, as it may have involved being an artist for Disney, playing basketball in the NBA, or becoming famous for your music and acting in movies.
As adults our dreams seem to change.
Suddenly dreams of fame and glory are traded for staying sane and living without worry.
Whether you are the risk taker in your adult age, still swinging for the fences, or have found your groove and are fixed on staying there, to launch big ideas that may fail publicly keep many dreamers from ever taking flight, grounded for fear of humiliation in the event an idea isn't successful.
What inspires me is seeing those who are willing to put themselves out there, who keep reaching for the stars, the childhood glimmer of belief easily recognizable...and it can almost be enviable while admirable (such a catch-22.)
I often see others living their dreams and ask myself:
Do I have the guts to do that?
Could I reach that far?
How could they go that route, I thought they were doing this one other thing forever...?
To put that song out there for the world to mock, or record that comedy others may hide behind their screen name to heckle;
To launch that business, write that book, reinvent oneself, do a Facebook or LinkedIn Live, write a blog very few may read - but you still send it out to thousands every week...
I am fully aware that many reading this blog are The Dreamers, The Doers, The Leaders.
That is why you're here.
And so it is, with great pride, excitement, and anticipation, that I announce a dream many years in the making -
* and now finally: ACHIEVING!
The Promise Institute was created by four dreamers who want to use their collective skills to make the world a better place. The Promise is simple: It is the highest level of engagement we commit to in any experience. This is our promise.