One of my earliest childhood memories is from 1981, when I was six years old. I sat in the passenger seat of the moving truck when we rolled into the tiny village where my family were moving that day. My mother and stepdad moved us 431 kilometers with all our belongings to pursue their dream of starting a small farm together, sustaining our family entirely from the land.
Being six years old, it didn’t cross my mind what a challenge it must have been for them, moving with small kids far away from friends, relatives and full-time employment. Come to think of it, they were younger then than I am now.
My parents were true entrepreneurs long before I even had a notion of the word.
It took me more than 20 years to become fully aware of the firm belief them taking that daring step has produced in me:
Pursue your dreams and literally anything is possible.
This is not something my parents have ever made a concious effort to teach me, yet it is what I learnt is true simply by being brought up in their care. To whom do we owe the duty to pursue our dreams? I would say to none other than our children, so that they as well may grow up to be people not constraining their lives by the fear of the unknown.
I was reminded of the above when I saw this inspiring video, made by the people at Grasshopper.com. Watch it full screen, I embedded the HD version. And spread it around!