We’ve all heard it at one time or another. Somebody gets wind of our ambitious plans or our big project idea and they say to you, “be realistic”.
What does that really mean?
Could it be the same as saying “be homogeneous”, “be ordinary” or “be average”? Maybe what they really mean is “don’t show me up and force me out of my own complacency”.
Once the four minute mile had been run, lots of people could do it. Why? Because what was once impossible was suddenly demonstrably possible. Why shouldn’t you be the first person to do the impossible? It has to be somebody.
Developing a healthy sense of unrealism may be quite empowering and could serve you well.