Mae West said, “Better to be looked over than overlooked” and I remind myself of that almost daily, as I face my fears and go for my somewhat ambitious dreams. Because what I fear most is not losing, or even looking stupid, it’s the fear of missing the opportunity to be better than what I am now all together, especially if that fear is caused simply by what others might think of me.
Who cares if your dreams sound silly? The idea of inserting toxins into your face or having fat extracted using a hoover is kind of foolish, yet millions of women do it each year, and why would I care what other people think anyway? Talked about on Facebook? Why not? Facebook is a place where dreams are made of, a place where we can adapt our virtual persona and be who we want to be…I have 12,000 women listening to my ramblings via Facebook so don’t knock it. Social media is a great way of being accountable and staying motivated in fitness. I lose track of the number of times where a virtual friend has literally cyber kicked me out the door to get my run in for the day. Posted late at night? Who am I to say when is the right time to formalize your goals?
For many of us who live busy lives the evening is the only time we get to relax, and think and if it takes wine then so be it, good wine helps lubricate the mind in a similar way that good oil works on joints. Whatever works for you. Mae West also said “He who hesitates is a damned fool.” Her fool was in fact a man (go figure), but I am sure the principle is transferable, besides how many so-called idiots turn out to be geniuses in the end? And finally the “in my dreams” bit, well yes that’s kind of the point isn’t it, so why the hell not? It’s called pushing the boundaries. So with this kind lady’s permission I am sticking with STUPID goals, and so should you. Let others around you believe they are STUPID and then quietly and humbly get on with achieving them in spite of the disbelievers.