Written by Karen D. Swim
Today is April 1st and I am a fool! I am not the victim of an elaborate prank. I have not lost my ability to be prudent but I am proudly a fool. I have fallen victim to the folly known as absolute belief in what seems foolish to others. But, I am in great company.
Had it not been for great fools of the past, we would still believe the earth was flat, we never would have dared to create flying machines and this message would be in Morse code. Long live the fool who risked it all when no one else believed. Kudos to the dreamer who passionately pursued uncharted territory even after failing over and over again.
Today is the perfect day to join the ranks of fools, to heroically follow your own internal compass and believe in what seems impossible. As others laugh at foolish pranks, let us join the dance and celebrate our fooolish dreams.
Have you ever been afraid to take a risk for fear of appearing foolish? How did you overcome it?
For an extra shot of motivation:
- Joanna Young on Heroes and Ripple Effects
- Grab a pick axe and climb The Mountain with Robert Hruzek
- Travis Millward discusses the intersection of Persistence and Opportunity