Should you follow your dreams and risk failing or protect yourself by not trying?

follow your dream

Episode #678 August 23, 2019

Is it too risky to follow your dreams? Are you following your dreams or living out other people’s expectations? Are you comfortable with failure knowing that it’s like steps on a ladder that will get you to ultimate achievement?

Hi, this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable.  This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die.  Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.

Steve Jobs said: Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Most millionaires have failed many times over before they get to the idea that really works.

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, by Bronnie Ware

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish I had let myself be happier.

If you fear something, put yourself in that situation and experiment with it.

Listen in to some of my big successes and failures that have led Joanne and I to where we are today.

Flinch by Julien Smith – talks about how we flinch right before we do something that scares us, but if we can get through that moment when we flinch, we can often grow from it.

The thrill of living your own life is the dream worth pursuing.

The only people I know who are excited about what they’re doing are the ones who are following their dreams.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


1. Are you following your dreams or living out other peoples expectations?

2. Are you working too hard?

3. Are you afraid to step back in order to surge forward?


“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” C. S. Lewis Click To Tweet


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