All the way around the world, without a single drop of fuel.

It’s the sort of thing that should make us want to reach for our dream, too.

Then the frustration of logistics starts to kick in. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg flew around the world with lots of money behind them. They had big-name sponsors such as Solvay, Omega, Schindler, and ABB. There were other smaller sponsors such as Google, Swisscom, and MoëtHennessy.

So it’s easy to look at what was accomplished here and say, “Yeah, that is so amazing.” And then do nothing about the dream inside yourself. We watch, we are inspired, and then we are defeated.

Because it’s really complex.

There’s just no time to do it.

There’s no money.

We erect the boundaries of our world with stories we tell ourselves. Words are powerful. Choose them wisely.

We can use them to imprison ourselves. Or, we can write a new story.

I challenge you to write a new story using the word inspire. It’s origins are Latin. It’s a verb. It means to breathe in.

The air we take into our lungs gives us life. What will you inspire into your mind today? What will you breathe in that changes the story of your dream? That’s worth more than all the money it took for the Solar Impulse 2 to soar above the clouds.

So sayeth the StickMonkey

 

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