Why be Realistic?

“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. Why would you be realistic?”  
Will Smith
Will Smith ImagesI watched some of Will Smith’s videos on the Hustle.Believe.Receive. tonight and so many of the things he said moved me.  Inspired me.  But this quote in particular stands out in my mind. This is the single most important component to creating the life you want in my book.  The ability to be unrealistic.
It’s hard.  It goes against our nature. It feels like walking naked up on stage in front of an audience laughing their asses off, judging and pointing. It’s not comfortable to be “unrealistic”.  To have dreams bigger than “normal peoples”.  It makes you feel awkward when you say them out loud.  When you put them on your vision board, or write them down as goals.
It makes you feel…. arrogant. 

Like you believe you deserve something the rest of the people milling about, think your not entitled to.  Think they, AND you have no right to desire, or work for, or ask for,  or… deserve.  You feel like you’re the only one stepping up to the mic and asking for what they want, while the world laughs; “look at that asshole, where did they get the nerve!? Who do they think they are?”

Sometimes it feels like that.
I’m willing to bet that if that’s how you felt when you put your dreams, desires and goals out into the universe, and then spoke them out loud for the first time, and then (gasp) made them known to your circle… if you felt like that? I’m willing to bet, you’re one of the few who are going to get what you asked for.  You’re one of the ones who are going to be manifesting your life, by design and not default, while everyone else is still stagnant, and not laughing quite as loud anymore.
will smith quote
No one ever said it’s easy.  No one ever said you wont lose people who you thought were your friends in the process of cleaning up your life. In fact, I can about promise you it will both be difficult at times, and you will also lose people in your life who just don’t get it.  Who don’t support your path.  And I learn with each one that falls off this journey with me, that the few who have stayed, are worth so much more than the many who have fallen away.
So who cares what the masses are doing? Who cares what they think of your dreams and your vision for your life.  Who’s life are you living? Theirs or yours?
Own your life.
Charge forward in the direction of those dreams every single day, regardless of who tells you it’s not possible.  Or that it’s unrealistic.  Remind them that “being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity” and that you didn’t set out to live a mediocre life. You set out to own your life. To claim what is waiting for you. What is rightfully yours. Go get it.
BTW… think I need to meet Will Smith… just sayin’!


Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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One comment

  • October 16, 2012 - 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad I found your blog. Changing your life is hard work, so it’s good to come here and read something motivating. Thanks!

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