“When the dream is big enough,
the facts don’t matter.”
People like to talk about facts as
if facts were something that never
changed. They use that as an
excuse to not do dramatic things
because the “facts” say they can’t.
But if you’ve lived for very long,
you’ve seen lots of facts change.
When I was in college, it was a
fact that you couldn’t have a
computer in your home, much
less take one to a coffee shop.
Everyone knew that computers
took up a whole room!
When I look around my office,
almost everything I see was an
impossible dream in my youth.
CDs, DVDs, printer/fax/scanner
combinations, smart phone, flat
screen – all of them that at one
earlier time in my life were
impossible, and the facts said
So why do we have them today?
Because for someone, the facts
didn’t matter, and they built them
The USA has a woman Secretary
of State. My state has a woman
Governor. Impossible, they used
to say. Only men in politics. More
But for some women, the facts
didn’t matter either. So there
Is it easy to be the one to create
new facts? No, not at all. Most
people let the facts rule them.
But if we all did that, we’d still
be living in caves, and you
wouldn’t be reading this now.
Remember this the next time
you think the facts say you can’t
do what you really, really want
When your dream is big enough,
the facts don’t matter.