Realistic

“Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?”Jim Rohn

Realistic. Defined as “having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected.”

What can be achieved? What can be expected?

Three days ago, Sir Roger Bannister died. The first man to run a mile in under four minutes. He did it when everyone believed that your heart would simply explode out of your chest if you tried to run that fast.

If he would have been realistic about it, he’d have given up.

If we would have been realistic, we’d still be living in caves and using bows and arrows to hunt.

Unfortunately for all those who identify themselves as realists, we managed to grow and expand and adapt. We set impossible goals and achieved them, we fought insurmountable odds and prevailed.

Tell me, what can be achieved? What can be expected of us? Of you? Of me?

Is the sky the limit?

Truly?

Then… why are there footprints on the Moon?

Maybe our belief system is the limit. Maybe it’s not our abilities, but how much faith we have in those abilities. Maybe realists aim too low because they want to hit their target all the time.

Maybe realists are just afraid of failure.

Maybe realists are just cowards.

What can be achieved? What can be expected?

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First of all, I’d like to thank Michelle, David, Andrew, and all the others who have donated in the last four hours. Thank you so much!

$1,500 left to raise. As soon as possible, given the urgency of the situation.

This crazy Romanian kid sure needs your help.

If you wish to help me out with the last stage of my treatment, you can donate any amount you see fit here.

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