Be Unrealistic

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.

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You can find out more about me here: There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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2 Responses to Be Unrealistic

  1. Janet says:

    “Reality is only for those who lack imagination.” anonymous

    “Reality is a barrier to moving forward.
    Imagination is the way to get past that barrier.” ~ quote from my work(play!)book “Rekindling Imagination” which I’m going to send to you as a gift via email in appreciation of your brilliance, and because I think you’ll enjoy the intro considering this post!

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