I have often wondered, why do we dream? What is the purpose? What is it about our desire or ability to imagine and create a world that calls to us?
Victor Hugo was the philospher quoted as saying, “The thirst for the infinite proves infinity”. That’s a powerful thought. I think the same principle could be applied in a different sense. I like to think our drive for greatness is evidence of greatness within us, or awaiting us. Not quite as cool as Victor’s thought, but worth considering.
How does one discover greatness? How do you get it? I think the best way to discover greatness is by living your dream. Everyone on this earth has a dream and everyone desires some greater level of existence. But the only way to achieve that dream, is to create it yourself. It requires a leap of faith, an uncertain risk, and a fistful of courage to believe you can reach your goals if you set your mind to it.
There’s one man in modern times who proved this theory to be true. That man is Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is not only the strongest man that ever lived, but is the greatest overachiever of the 20th century. Granted, his moral choices reflect that he isn’t perfect, but he does, however, teach us a valuable lesson that most people never learn. At the base of all his accomplishments, he has shown that the thirst for greatness proves greatness. This ESPN short, Arnold’s Blueprint, shows how he broke the barriers of limiting circumstances by living his dream. It is worth sharing.
When we live our dream we reach a level we never could have otherwise. Thanks Arnold.