The worst advice I ever got...

Homeless punk rock kids hang out in Harvard Square.

They sit on blankets, play beat up acoustic guitars and beg for money.

Two summers ago a couple of them got an idea to make some serious cash.

They set up a bad advice booth.

Locals and tourists alike actually stood in line and paid two dollars for what the kids barked to be “The worst advice in Massachusetts”.

Not being able to help myself, I succumbed.

I got in line, paid my $2 and while the advice I got is not fit to print, it’s still not the worst I’ve ever gotten.

It was the funniest however and totally worth the two bucks.

The worst advice I ever got…

Advice that left my jaw on the ground and rendered me utterly flabbergasted came in this one simple sentence.

“Make sure you don’t dream too big”

Shock and anger fell upon me.

Throughout our whole lives people have implied this sentiment but for me it was the first time anyone actually came out and said it.

I was blown away.

I stared in disbelief at the person who happens to be a friend.

I begged them to promise they would never say that to anyone ever again.

He denied my request and defended the statement.

So I am writing today to be the voice that calls you to your dream and to let you know you can make it come true.

I exist in part to call out to the world this truth:

It is impossible to dream too big!!!!!

Chase them down…

Build them huge…

Whatever you do, don’t be “realistic”

Realism does not change the world

I am not calling you to recklessness

Count the cost

Take a big brave breath

live your dream

H. Jackson Brown said "Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did."

Whats your dream?

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