If your dreams don’t scare you


“If your dreams don’t scare you they are not big enough.” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

I’ve seen this quote in two separate café’s in two separate suburbs within the last two weeks. Clearly the Universe is trying to tell me something.

Last night, for the first time since we concocted the idea to buy a bus, convert it to a motorhome, pack up and travel Australia for 18 months, work on the road, educate our kids, educate families about better lifestyle and food choices, and all of the in-between steps I’m omitting due to space… last night I got scared.

I had a moment of “Oh crap. This is HUGE. How are we ever going to do this?”

Perhaps it was the first time I’d fully appreciated the scope of what we’re looking to do, without the burden of my cocky ego interfering with my perceptions.

Perhaps it was due to the fact that today we’ll be attending a conference to see Joshua Rosenthal – founder of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and all-round inspirational guy – and potentially (hopefully!) get up and share our plans with him and the whole audience.

Either way, I got scared. And I instantly thought of this quote. And it put me at ease.

I searched for this quote’s author when making this IQ, and it turns out the line I see most commonly is the second part of a slightly longer attribution to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf:

The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you they are not big enough.

I would say categorically that my dreams exceed my current capacity to achieve them! But that’s OK. That’s what I’m here to work on, and share with you.

Have an amazing day!

With love,
Israel. xo