Shoot for the Moon
Why not dream? Why not have outrageous goals? Why do we limit ourselves? There is nothing to be afraid of.
If you set your sights on a lofty goal and really commit to it, you guarantee yourself a measure of success. It’s as simple as that!
What is the worse that could happen, you fall short of the true goal but get close? In any case you have made progress.
I can make an argument that if you set a low, easy to achieve goal, while it has nice benefits in building confidence, and make it, that you would probably make more progress shooting for a higher goal and not making it.
Break the Mold
Don’t let the culture limit your existence. You can still make it, the people who are achieving their dreams (or importantly what you perceive to be their dream!) are just like you. The difference is they have acted and commited to the goal. I can not emphasis enough the need to act, to take steps in the direction of the goal you have.
Do not get boxed in by your personal situation, such as age or weight, economic status, lack of contacts etc. etc. There are countless people who have overcome the odds that our culture puts on us. (First off ditch the most common mind set that you’re too old to be doing that! You are never too old to do anything, so stop convincing yourself otherwise)
LIVE YOUR LIFE
Each of us have met people with a passion or purpose. They seem more alive than most people! They are engaging and pumped up! (some of us say they are nuts or crazy but that is just a manifestation of jealousy) Whether they achieve their dream or not is beside the point; its the damn journey that counts. I know it sounds like a cliche but if you get down to it, its the pursuit of whatever interest you may have that counts. It does not matter what you do as long as you enjoy the activity and improve at it.
Don’t be a bystander in your own life. Start doing the things that improve your life and that interest you.