I wrote a research paper when I was studying to be a coach, called ” imagination vs. reality”. I won’t go into depth here, but the simple fact is: The moment a person says, “I have to be realistic” – they have allowed cultural and personal beliefs to stop them dead in their tracks in the pursuit of their dream, passion, and true purpose.
Coaching ‘limiting beliefs’ is what I do. ‘Being realistic’ is so ingrained in our society’s perceived values, that it takes some creative coaching to help the client skip past that limiting belief, peer into the possibilities, and find the ways to reach those possibilities. It works.. it always works. It’s a tough one to get past on your own – get a good coach to help you.
The movie, Revolutionary Road, is extraordinary on many levels – Leonardo Dicaprio’s performance is so deserving of an oscar, it’s hard to believe he wasn’t even nominated. The story is one that every person who yearns to make changes, who is certain they are not living to their potential, or who have a dream that so far seems ‘unrealistic,’ will want to see. Fair warning.. this is not a happy movie. It is however, thought provoking with a very powerful message.
And it might just make you reconsider living realistically.