You’re Not Dreaming Big Enough: Bite an Elephant Part III

March 11, 2013

This is our last segment of Elizabeth Dixon’s interview with Justin. Don’t forget to read Parts 1 and 2! We’re so thankful for Elizabeth’s support and desire to share the CARE for AIDS story and motivate others to take a bite out of their elephant.

‘We wrap up today with Justin’s thoughts on dreaming big and how to respond when we are intimidated by the size of our elephants.

Justin, what would you say to others who are scared to dream bigger?
I would ask them, “What exactly are you scared of?” Are you scared of failing? Some of the greatest victories were birthed out of failures. I know that may not completely put your mind at ease, and I don’t blame you. I am fearful of failing myself, but Francis Chan said, “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” In my opinion, if your dream doesn’t make you feel completely inadequate and scared, then you aren’t dreaming big enough. If you are worried about your financial responsibilities and the risk of starting something, then start small… take one bite. Don’t quit your day job. I worked on CARE for AIDS for two years before I worked full time on it. Just take one step at a time and when the time is right, you will be able to give yourself fully to your vision.” ‘

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