We all have dreams. I've yet to ever meet a person who didn't have something that they didn't fantasize about one day achieving or doing. But most of us just sit around, never doing anything about it. Here's the thing - you don't have to.
Life circumstances may get in the way, and maybe it really is out of your reach -- but sometimes you'll be given an opportunity. And when opportunity presents itself, you need to take it.
There are times in my life where I've taken the opportunities in front of me - when I got the chance to build No Brand Con from scratch with a few friends of mine. We ended up building an event that changed the way cons were run in the region, and inspired a generation of event runners.
There are times in my life where I didn't take the opportunities in front of me. I let my own fears and anxieties hold me back. Now, I don't know if I would have been a success if I had taken them, but I know that the only regrets I have in this life are that I never tried when I could have.
I know people who don't follow their dreams because they have obligations or people counting on them -- and that's admirable. I hope their situation improves where they can one day reach for more. But I also know people who sit around and talk big... yet never doing anything.
Opportunity is sitting right in front of those people, but they don't take it.