Don’t listen to people who say you shouldn’t dream big. That idea is dumb.
Instead, take all the energy you’d normally spend on worrying about what others think and use it to create the foundations, habits, and actions that will bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
Don’t pay attention to anyone who says your castle shouldn’t be so big or so high in the air. And don’t worry about ignoring them, either—you can always give them a ticket to come visit the castle you build later.
Just focus on building the right foundations. That is your major responsibility.
If you ask anyone you consider to be successful how they got to be successful, they will inevitably say something to the effect of, “I worked my tail off.”
When you make up in your mind that you are going to do something and work tirelessly to bring your dream to life, one of two (or both) things will happen:
1.) You will achieve the outcome you set out to create.
2.) You will learn a crazy amount about yourself, your passions, your world.
Either way, you win. Given these two outcomes, you are guaranteed success by default the moment you decide to pursue the crap out of what you love.
So keep dreaming. Keep creating possibilities. Keep getting your hands dirty with the work it takes to bring those possibilities to life.
The future belongs to you.