At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Púbol, known as Salvador Dalí, painter
You cannot a single article, interview or advice from any entrepreneurship medium without coming across that famous line:
“Start small, dream big.”
The entire entrepreneurship world shouts this in your ear. And the omnipresence of tremendous success (in startup media but also on social platforms like Instagram) creates the illusion of everyone else hitting the jackpot.
I admit, I always liked and followed this rule of starting and dreaming.
But here is the trick about this: I find it tremendously difficult to start small and dream big without being depressed, unhappy disappointed…all the time!
Because: whatever you achieve is/feels like just a small piece, a stepping stone, a preseason win…
It is impossible to celebrate your successes… You cannot acknowledge the way you’ve come… Never really get there… - because you learned to dream soooo BIG.
In a picture:
Because you are shooting for Pluto instead of for the moon it often feels as you would never leave the launch pat not matter how fast you fly!
It is definitely tough to stay patient, keep hustling, never stop pushing, … - and not feeling miserable along the way.
But we (the dreamers) all share this and I have not come across any alternative yet.
I absolutely love the month that precedes the season premieres of big brother. All the conspiracy theories about what the season’s theme will be, fake house guest leaks, the over analyzation of these people’s social media accounts, the realization and relief that these people aren’t going to be on the show, real house guest leaks, the depression from the people that they actually cast, the intense url hoarding, pre-season interviews, the preseason picks to win, the ladies of the talk doing a week of big brother on their show, the big brother drafts, ASDGJSLFJLDKH!!! I just really love this show and the community on here and can’t wait for the first “but first of the season”!!!