All your dreams aren’t possible

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While growing up, a common question faced by a child from most adults in their life: what they would like to become when they grow up?

Interestingly, a child’s exploratory mind pushes them to take a fancy to most things they come across, and the answer to the ambition question changes regularly. Obviously, there is a certain thrill to seeking novel experiences and it is difficult to stop the mind from venturing in this manner.

Most people carry this experience hunting tendency to their adulthood. The fascination with having multiple dreams is riveting, but it can also be a showstopper.

Compared to other life forms on the planet, we definitely received an evolutionary advantage in terms of thinking faculties, but some of our reptilian tendencies continue to linger; our innate need for seeking comfort.

Most people build their dreams based on the success accrued by professionals in that particular field and are oblivious to the amount of work that went into achieving that level of mastery. Some of the accomplished players in a certain field have dedicated their entire life to honing skills and becoming an expert. They fully understand the time the craft demands and are willing to persevere.

Armed with a tendency to achieve multiple dreams, when an obstacle is encountered during the pursuit of one of them, the comfort-seeking nature of the brain simply stalls progress and pushes in a direction for the next dream.

The central theme of the book ‘Do one thing’ by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan is an extremely simple truth: do one thing at a time. People want to believe all their dreams are possible, but time and energy are finite.

The title of this piece definitely didn’t follow the essence of how all dreams are possible. It is an attempt at leveraging helpful honesty to shine some light on the darkness of the dilemma that cripples most people from achieving mastery in an area because their basket is full of different dreams!