Why will the vast majority of people never chase their dream?
The answer is—Brad Pitt.
No, it’s not because he’s better looking than the rest of us or is rich and famous. It’s because most other actors are dirt poor nobodies.
You’re at a party in LA and Brad Pitt walks in. How do you imagine the room responds? I’ve seen it, you know what happens.
Now imagine you are standing at the same party talking to a fifty-two year-old actor who works five nights a week waiting tables.
How do you feel talking to him?
He’s the same age as Brad Pitt. He’s also an actor. But if you’re like most people you give him very little status.
That’s because our society doesn’t celebrate actors.
Nor do we celebrate people living their passion and going after their dream.
We celebrate people who have already made it.
And that’s why very few people will ever chase their dream.
They don’t look at that anonymous actor as someone who is living his dream, but someone who is failing.
They look at him waiting tables struggling to get by and think they are better off settling for a mediocre job that they can’t “fail” at.
Inhibited by the fear of going after what they truly want and failing, the vast majority of people will settle for celebrating others.