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the worth of impossible dreams.

A photographer named Thomas Hawk, his aim is to publish a library of 1,000,000 finished, processed photographs before he dies.

That’s an ambitious goal!

There are a few arguments that go against having an ambitious goal.

Experts advise against having goals that are out of reach as they give us an excuse for not even trying. 

The terms SMART Goal you would know that the “A” stands for attainable.

Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound Goal.

There’s a good reason for people like Thomas Hawk who could easily say that 1 million photos are outrageous and I feel it is not attainable, better to give up.

But people like him are charged and fired by the audacity of the goal. 

They are drawn by the challenge and moved by a factor of the ‘impossibility’ of the goal.

Even if they wouldn’t reach their goal, they would display spectacular efforts and try.

There is worth in aspiring for the impossible!!

The Four-Minute-Mile was impossible once.

Usain Bolt’s 100-meter record was impossible once.

Traveling into space was an impossible dream.

Climbing Mount Everest was impossible once.

Traveling to Mars was an impossible dream.

Taking control of HIV/AIDS was an impossible mission.

Eradicating polio from India was like an impossible dream.

And still, all these things happened because people have willingly chosen to set ridiculously courageous goals for themselves.

If ‘they’ can ‘you’ can too!

What’s your impossible dream?

It can be owning your own home? Starting a business? Publishing your book? Taking a world tour?

Sky-diving? Scuba diving?

We have to redefine the Possibility and allow ourselves to have this courageous dream to fulfill.

Don’t bother about others, what they will think. Ignore them.

Even if you don’t quite reach your dream, the efforts and the experience of the ride worth trying!


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