What many claim as being “realistic” is usually a belief in limitations that don’t exist and disbelief in opportunities that do.
Why does this happen? It’s caused by what you allow yourself to envision.
By envisioning limitations you give yourself permission to play it safe and take fewer risks.
When you don’t believe certain opportunities are available to you, you’re declaring yourself unworthy of them. A “People like me don’t get breaks like that” way of thinking.
What’s the solution?
Set aside time each day to allow your imagination to run wild. Allow yourself to dream big. When you get used to feeling the exhilaration of what’s possible you’ll begin to ask yourself “HOW” to create it.
Give it a go.
You’ll have your share of naysayers when you’re neurodivergent. When I first enrolled in the Social Work Program, I had a professor who didn’t like me. She went out of her way to try and get me to drop out of the program. It was the early 1990’s and about a decade before I’d learn