66 Online Authorities Dare to Reveal Their Greatest Dreams

Dear Blog,

Buddy! I’m so sorry to say it but I almost relapsed. After finding out what 48 of my favorite people’s most “unrealistic” accomplishments were, I knew that I was totally on the right track. It was reassuring to realize that I’m not the only freakshow feeling like he has to actualize his potential in life. As we’ve previously spoken about,

I’m looking to inspire 8 million people!

Bad-ass? Maybe. On purpose? 4sho! When it comes to a concept like this, some people seem like they have bananas stuck in their tailpipes. I can’t let that be me. Boy are bananas healthy, but they belong blended in my green drinks, not bashed into the backside of my vehicle.

After publicly making this audacious announcement and daringly declaring that this is my path, some people started to suspect that a timely trip to the insane asylum would be most beneficial to me.

But before they could bombard me, I pulled up the emergency brake and busted out my plan entailing the easy way to inspire 8,000,000 people. This is a dream that belongs to me, and simply put, I’m not willing to let some clogged up stuffy sedan-driving dorks stop or staunch my passion.

It’s funny how fast time travels. This week is the one year anniversary of me breaking outta the conformist cubicle culture that had held me captive. A year ago, a concept like this seemed unfathomably far-fetched. There was a series of quality questions that I asked myself to get to this point, but the one that brought me to the 8 million people idea was this:

What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you couldn’t fail?

Last week I decided that it was time to talk to some more of my favorite peeps. I wanted to see what their thoughts on the question were. In some instances, I was shocked to see how they responded, and in others, I busted into big smiles.

In conclusion, I’m glad to report that there does appear to be a bad-ass bodacious group of great-minded people enjoying the pursuit of putting their stamp on the universe’s passport.

On purpose,

Jacob Sokol


Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta ··· Zen Habits

I’d love to give people freedom. Freedom from shopping and possessions and debt and the burden of stuff. Freedom from working for corporations so they can buy stuff from corporations. Freedom to live lightly and passionately and to focus on what truly matters: our happiness, creativity and relationships.

Jonathan Fields

Jonathan Fields ··· Tribal Author

Nothing. Because the win would be hollow. Knowing you cannot fail is the functional equivalent of having an outcome that is certain. Anything certain has already been done. So, certain outcomes translate to no risk and no growth. And the closer you round an outcome to certain, the less impact it has both on you and on those you seek to serve.

The real magic happens when you keep fear and uncertainty in the equation, but equip yourself with the skills, abilities, tools and mindset to lean into them and create something that’s never been created before.

Henrik Edberg

Henrik Edberg ··· The Positivity Blog

I’d like to build a really fast spaceship so I can visit other worlds in just a few hours. I hope something like that will be possible in my lifetime. Until then I will dream of expanding what I do now and be even more helpful to even more people, explore what is inside of me and the world outside of me by visiting many other parts of this world. And I’ll make that dream a reality.

Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau ··· The Art of Non-Conformity

The possibility of failure is integral to the pursuit of a big dream. If there is no possibility of failure, it’s not much of a dream. In my case, I hope to connect with and contribute to a community of remarkable people who love to dream big. Success or failure in dreaming is somewhat irrelevant.

Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene ··· Tiny Buddha

I don’t actually feel limited by fears when it comes to dreaming, though I do think dreaming requires some bravery. Once you visualize what you want, you have two choices: go for it, or acknowledge that you’re too scared to try.

The thing that I’ve been dreaming about lately is becoming bi-coastal so I can enjoy the life I’ve created in LA while reconnecting with the life and family I left behind in Boston. I know I won’t fail, and I feel certain I’ll make it happen by 2012!


Danny Brown

Danny Brown  ··· Bonsai Interactive Marketing

My one biggest dream would be to gather all the religions together under a big umbrella of mutual respect and understanding. Religion (or the disagreement with) has been the single biggest reason for conflict and wars throughout the ages.

Imagine if we could allow everyone’s views to be respected and honorably disagreed with — the joint wisdom could truly move the human race forward, and the whole planet benefits.

David Garland

David Siteman Garland ··· Smarter Faster Cheaper

Here is a dream of mine. I want to host my own national TV talk show and bring a vision I have to life. The big idea? Continuing what I do now: Bringing on interesting, successful, unique and dynamic guests. The twist? Focus on their behind-the-scenes story and how they got to where they are today.

David Garland

Derek Sivers ··· CD Baby

The question is moot because it assumes a future tense – something I *would* do. But I read that question in a Tony Robbins book in 1988, and I’ve been living my answer ever since.

Arsene Hodali

Arsène Hodali ··· Dance Proof

I dream of a world devoid of shame. It’s an odd sort of dream. But, think about it: why do fishy corporations write in legalese? Why do national leaders have writers who write not to clarify, but to confuse? Why is so much writing in the world bland?

Because people are ashamed. Companies are ashamed of their illegal activities, and thus they use legalese to cover up their actions. National leaders are ashamed that they’re not doing as much as they possibly can, and thus they have ghost writers. And writers are conservative because they’re ashamed of being themselves, fearing that they don’t speak ‘educated’ enough or that their opinions matter. I dare to dream that I can decrease the shame in the world.

Everett Bogue

Everett Bogue ··· Far Beyond the Stars

I want to make it possible for bisexual polyamorous cyborgs to exist in this world without fear.


Mars Dorian

Mars Dorian ··· Mars Dorian

I actually would create my own country — an awesome place with new rules and a kick-ass culture. Creativity would be the religion, and everyone would be encouraged to create and communicate. Everybody who shows passion and potential could join, and the multi-cultural setting and technology would take humanity to the NEXT level!

Why? Because today’s system is broken, and only a creative mind has the power to change that.

Celestine Chua

Celestine Chua ··· Personal Excellence Blog

Having an award-winning, international talk show on living our best life and achieving our highest potential that reaches out to billions of people around the world. It’s already a goal I’m currently working toward and the reason why I’m so psyched about it is that it lets me reach out to people globally in an even more personal way.

At the end of the day all my goals in life are an extension of my passion to help others grow and live their best lives, and doing this every day makes me happier than I thought I could ever be.

David Airey

David Airey ··· Logo Design Love

My dreams are simple — to treat people as I’d want them to treat me. Imagine if everyone had the same dream?

Mitch Joel

Mitch Joel ··· Twist Image

It’s not so much a question of being afraid to fail, but rather not knowing where to begin. For me, it’s as simple as fresh water, food and education for all. We live in a very wealthy world where each human life must be treated as an equal. Let’s get on that. Everything else is much less important.

Peter Shankman

Peter Shankman ··· Peter Shankman

Everything I ever dare to dream, I try. Knowing that the possibility of failure exists is what keeps pressing me forward. If I knew I couldn’t fail, whatever I was doing would probably lose some of the fun. I love what I do because the thrill of proving out my ideas and not failing is second to nothing else on the planet.



Erika Napoletano

Erika Napoletano ··· Redhead Writing

Each day, I wake up and ask myself: what would you do today if you actually had the balls? Not unlike your question. Funny — the answer changes each and every day. Some days, I’d be an Olympic athlete. I’m very new to competitive cycling and each day I get my ass kicked by a 14-year-old, I wonder what it’s like to be truly exceptional. Other days, it’s as simple as getting through my checklist of tasks at hand.

We fail ourselves each day on so many levels that some days, it’s pretty damn awesome to achieve the ordinary! Days like that make me feel, more than anything, that anything is possible.

Karol Gajda

Karol Gajda ··· Ridiculously Extraordinary

This is a difficult question for me to answer because whenever I dream up something, I put the wheels in motion to make it happen. I’ve failed a ton of times and it sucks, but it doesn’t stop be from continuing on.

But if I could dream of something that wouldn’t fail, it would be to fly like a bird. I like being in the air, and while hang gliding might be the closest I’ve ever been to flying, I wouldn’t mind flapping my arms and lifting off.

Melissa GorzelanczykMelissa Gorzelanczyk ··· Peace and Projects

I dare to dream a selfish dream. Now that I quit my day job, I want a writing career that lets Mr. Right quit his day job so we can spend four months out of the year in Mexico. I want to wake up, write my novels and blog with a view. I want to feel the sweetness of doing nothing by the ocean.

Once we’re there, I want to buy plane tickets for all my friends and family to visit so I don’t get too homesick. They are the reason I stay in Wisconsin. I want enough money to bring them with me, to share incredible experiences in a different country, to taste a different way of living. Otherwise I would miss them more than the sea.

Shelly KramerShelly Kramer ··· V3 Integrated Marketing

I love children and the act of teaching and raising them to be strong, confident, independent beings. I often think about all the children in the world — heck, in the United States alone — who need homes and loving, and if I could dare to dream about being able to do more, I would open my arms and my home to as many of those children as I could, and try to make a difference in their lives.

The thought of a child growing up without love, hugs, guidance and direction, learning to be confident in themselves and their abilities and feeling as if they can do anything they dare to dream, is untenable. That’s what I would jump in with both feet and change, if I dared. And the ironic thing — the only thing keeping me from that — is the feeling that I’ve already got so much on my plate, I’m not sure I can handle any more.

Jason Mendelson

Jason Mendelson ··· Foundry Group

I’d go on tour with Steely Dan as their drummer and backup singer.  I’d do it because I’d really enjoy hearing the songs every night and would love the opportunity to sit back as the drummer and take the band on a “test drive.”


Jenny LeonardJenny Leonard ··· Where Is Jenny?

I’ve already dared to take action on many of my dreams… but there are a few that are still outstanding. I’d love to be on the TV show Survivor (and win!) and author a book with a publisher. Survivor would be the ultimate test of what I’m made of physically and mentally, which is why I love skateboarding so much. My dad has always wanted to be an author, but he never took action on that dream, so I’m going to do it for him to show him what’s possible.

I’m accomplishing one dream at a time in order of importance as life goes on, but if I could do these today without fail… I’d jump on it.

Tyler Tervooren

Tyler Tervooren ··· Advanced Riskology

As a general rule, I try to keep that question in mind any time I set a goal. Of course, we’re all human, and I still hold myself back occasionally. One thing I dream of often is ending world hunger. It seems completely ridiculous to me that there is more than enough food on this planet to feed everyone here, but a bunch of it gets wasted and never makes it to where people need it the most.

For as simple a problem as it seems, it’s quite a lot more complex and many people before me have tried and failed to fix it. What’s important though, is that they tried and made progress, so that’s what I intend to do also.

Sean Ogle

Sean Ogle ··· Location 180

Man, there are so many ways to answer that question. I could go with the obvious: world peace, cure cancer etc. But rather I’m going to say this: I’d set up a business incubator on a giant yacht and travel around the world with my entrepreneur friends.

We’d build businesses that would change the way we perceive the idea of “business”. Friends, yacht, sweet ventures — now that’s a dream!

Corbett Barr

Corbett Barr ··· Think Traffic

Really, I can’t fail at this thing I attempt, no matter what? OK, in that case, I would have to either end all wars or cure world hunger. I’d just be an asshole if I wasted such an opportunity on anything else right? (No offense to anyone else answering this question.)

Joel Runyon

Joel Runyon ··· Blog of Impossible Things

The exact same stuff that I’m working on doing right now. I’ve got a lot of scary impossible stuff coming up: I’m running a marathon, a half-ironman, and starting a business in the next 12 months. If I focused on failure, I would be so paralyzed that I wouldn’t try anything at all. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work — I’ll adapt and move on. But fear (especially fear of failure) is a terrible mindset out of which to operate and one I try to avoid at all times.


Srinivas Rao

Srinivas Rao ··· Skool of Life

For me the thing I’ve dared to dream for almost the last 2 years is taking a one year surf  trip around the world. Some people might see it and say what’s the point? Or they might say “Can’t you just live that at home?” The impact that the sport has had on my life over the last year has been profound. It’s transformed me as a person.

I think by exploring this on a global scale, possibilities I can’t even fathom today would start to emerge in my life. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m on a simple mission to be stoked for life.

Jonathan MeadJonathan Mead ··· Illuminated Mind

I would fly a plane. Or… I would get on stage and perform a song. It’s a tough choice between the two. Both terrify me. Which probably means I have an opportunity to grow there.

Chris Ducker

Chris Ducker ··· Virtual Business Lifestyle

I’d love to be able to set up a massive network of mobile libraries that would roll around the entire world helping unfortunate children learn how to read and write. They would visit poor areas, cities and towns that needed help the most.

I see a lot of poverty here in the Philippines, especially when I travel outside of the city areas, and it’s the children that always get to me. Some might say that I’m saying this just to look sincere, or whatever. But, I swear, if I had the ways and means to do it, I wouldn’t think twice about it for a minute!

Annabel Candy

Annabel Candy ··· Get In the Hot Spot

That’s such a tough question! I’d like to focus on helping children and women in countries like Zimbabwe, where I lived and worked for a year, and Kenya, where I’ve traveled. My dream is for everyone to have equal opportunities and those things we take for granted, like electricity, water, food, education and a stable home, which many people are denied.

First I’d like to raise awareness for the situation people are living in and personalize them as individuals so they’re not just a group of people in a far-off land, but mothers, sons and daughters who are struggling to survive and doing the best they can in hard conditions. I’d love it if every westerner could spend a few months experiencing life in those places so that they could really empathize and want to become actively engaged in making sure that all of us have the same opportunities in life.

Chris Garrett

Chris Garrett ··· Chris Garrett

The thing I dared to dream was to move my family from England to Canada, and we did it, so I guess I should set a more audacious dream.

If I had a magic wand then I would really like to create something like the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. How cool would it be to spend your days funding charitable projects and helping to cure diseases? I’m particularly fond of any causes around premature babies, children’s literacy and finding a cure for cancer.


Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie ··· Portent Interactive

Be a hero to my kids. Not in a “rescue someone from a burning building” sense. Instead, solve a problem or impart a lesson that lets them grow up happy and feel like they deserve to be happy, and pass that along to their kids, and so on. I think a lot of the worst we see from the world these days stems from people who don’t feel they deserve it, and take it out on everyone else.

Dave Fleet

Dave Fleet ··· Dave Fleet

If I could achieve one thing for certain, I would end the use of child soldiers. Over the last few years I’ve read numerous horrifying books which touch on the subject, and I just finished Romeo Dallaire’s latest work — “They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children”

I challenge anyone to read much on the subject and not feel a deep desire to end this disgusting approach to warfare.

Niall Harbison

Niall Harbison ··· Simply Zesty

If there was one thing that I could dream of it would have to be that I could retire at 35 and forget about working for money for the rest of my life. I’ve always wanted to do that and I’d love to be able to go and set something cool up in Africa. I’m not talking about a charity but more of an entrepreneurial community that financed itself and helped people there who were struggling.

It’s a long way off and it would take some serious money not to have to work for the rest of your life, but there’s no harm in dreaming!

Adam Baker

Adam Baker ··· Man Vs. Debt

If I knew I couldn’t fail — and I knew I’d be able to financially support myself and my family for as long as we lived — I’d like to found and spend my time running a charity that searched out small “hometown” heroes of sorts and rewarded them deeply.

I’d love to leverage social media to shed a light on people who dedicate their lives to causes, but don’t get a lot of attention for it.

Charlie Gilkey

Charlie Gilkey ··· Productive Flourishing

That we could live in a world where we provided a humane floor for each other. So many talented, creative, and passionate people won’t contribute their best gifts precisely because they’re scared they won’t be able to put food on the table, and, whether we like to admit or not, our world is far from a meritocracy.

I think if people didn’t feel like they could lose everything, they might be more prone to try something.


Josh Roa

Josh Roa ··· 80 Day Millionaire

I’d be quite interested in time and space travel, with an undo feature. Seems there are just so many people who’ve indirectly affected my life for the better and I’d like the chance to thank them or learn more from them directly. From Henry Ford to Thomas Edison to Jim Rohn, I’d love to observe the greats and maybe even be a part of their lives. I’d also like to check out the David & Goliath fight too — that’d be cool.

This would probably require I live longer than normal so I’d like the option for that too. A guy can dream, right..?

Eliot Burdett

Eliot Burdett ··· Peak Sales Recruiting

I know the things I dream are possible and I don’t believe there is such a thing as failure, so I’ll share the path I am on. I am spending the rest of my days venturing and adventuring with wife and kids, all the while sharing my own lessons learned and helping others realize their own dreams and goals.

Oh yes, and if I could learn to fly like a bird, that would be cool too.

Gianpaolo Pietri

Gianpaolo Pietri ··· Simply Optimal

That’s easy. I only have one dream: to love.  I want to love simply, deliberately, with abandon, and with courage. Why, you ask? Well, the answer to that is quite simple as well. Because only love is real.

When you love what you do, who you are, and you’re with, everything else falls into place. It’s a dream that I have no intentions of failing at.

Eric LaForest

Eric LaForest ··· Elevated Simplicity

Always being one hell of an awesome dad! I want to have all the answers to the questions, be the hand up whenever he falls and show him everything this world has to offer. Now, being a perfect dad is just a pipe dream, but I work to be the closest thing to it I can and learn from my failures.

Andy Beal

Andy Beal ··· Marketing Pilgrim

I think part of chasing a dream is the chance that you may fail. I’m not sure I would want to chase a dream that had no risk of failure. I’ve found that some of my greatest successes come shortly after my biggest failures.


Colin WrightColin Wright ··· Exile Lifestyle

I would create a world where everyone had access to the same information and resources: all they would have to do is reach out and take it. Some would say that we’re already there, but we’ve still got so much economic disparity and cultural baggage that, though information and opportunity are MORE available to most than in any generation before ours, we’ve still got a long way to go.

I’m convinced, however, that with the right application of good ideas and creative torque we can create a world where literally everyone starts out from the same high platform; all they’ll have to do is figure out where they want to go from there.

Jay Piecha

Jay Piecha ··· Suite J

For me, that one great thing may not be as rewarding if I knew that I could not fail, especially if it was something I was striving to accomplish for myself. I have mustered up a lot of courage and motivation over the years based largely on the challenge and the possibilities of failure, and others suggesting that I should quit. So, my choice would have to be something that made a difference in someone else’s life.

I would have to say that the one great thing I would do is be the world’s first “Perfect Dad”.   I can’t think of anything more rewarding in this world than knowing with 100% certainty that I made no mistakes parenting my daughter. She’s only 3, but she has already said that I am “the best Dad from here to outer space”, so who knows, maybe it’s possible?

Michael Donghia

Michael Donghia ··· The Art of Minimalism

Ahh that’s easy. I’d organize the best and brightest minds from all around the world. I’d get them together all in one spot and we’d devise a no-holds-bar strategy to combat absolute poverty once and for all. It wouldn’t just be about providing resources for these people — we’d restore dignity and teach them our secrets. And maybe, in the process, they’d teach us a thing or two about living.

Rachel Hills

Rachel Hills ··· Rachel Hills

I’d come up with and popularize new ways of explaining human experiences, so that people would feel less alone and more empathic. Understanding is power.

Courtney Carver

Courtney Carver ··· Be More With Less

If I was certain I couldn’t fail, I would stop taking my monthly Multiple Sclerosis infusion. While I have made many lifestyle changes to fight MS, I have also been on different treatments since I was diagnosed in 2006. For the first year, the drugs I used were so so harsh, I had to take more drugs to keep from throwing up. I have been on my current therapy since the summer of 2007 and have very few side effects.

I feel so healthy but would love to save the time, money and uncertainty of being on this medication. That said, I believe that this drug is helping me to reverse MS and I am not willing to give up that security.


Dusti Arab

Dusti Arab ··· Minimalist Adventures

I’d dream of facilitating and spreading the knowledge everywhere that you have a choice in everything you do. From the time we enter the school system, we are trained for one of two outcomes. Either we are prepped for college and the life it entails, or we are branded as “not book smart,” destined to work fast food and struggle.

We all have more options than that, but no one in a public school would dare discuss it. To prepare for a future where everyone has a choice would be the most fulfilling thing that I think exists.

Michelle Nickolaisen

Michelle Nickolaisen ··· Wicked Whimsy

One of my long term, seems-impossible-right-now dreams is to start up some sort of resource or class to help homeless people get back on their feet.

Why? I feel like people should look for opportunities to pay it forward and give back (as cheesy as that is, it’s the truth!) and I really hate how downright mean and nasty people can be towards the homeless — they’re people and they deserve to be treated as such.

Dirk de Bruin

Dirk de Bruin ··· Upgrade Reality

If I knew I couldn’t fail, I’d get on a plane tomorrow and start the adventure of a lifetime. I wanna see dozens of countries, meet people in cities and towns all around the world and I want to experience nature’s beauty.

This costs money (and it’s potentially dangerous), and I feel I first need to build up my online business before taking the leap and traveling without a constant source of income.

Emilie Wapnick

Emilie Wapnick ··· Puttylike

The threat of failure doesn’t stop me from dreaming big. I have many dreams in the works and I’ve embraced them all fully. I guess if I had to pick one, it would be my dream of hacking Hollywood and becoming a television writer.

This dream scared me at first because it felt like there was too much competition, a rigid system already in place, and too many factors outside of my control. I’m over that now though, and have started developing a series idea, pilot script and trying to connect with the right people.

Farnoosh Brock

Farnoosh Brock ··· Prolific Living

I finally not only dare to dream, but I also do not care anymore whether I fail at it or make it. The dream is to create a shift in people’s thoughts with my words and my writing. The dream is to become the true model example of smart habits for rich living, which I advocate because there is no reward greater than when we change another person’s life for the better by living our own life well.


Dan Andrews

Dan Andrews ··· Tropical MBA

If I couldn’t fail, I’d be a globe-trotting touring musician. I always dreamed of that lifestyle — creative, semi-nomadic, engaging, and full of excitement. In many ways, being an entrepreneur is very similar — you just don’t need to have earth-shattering talent. That helps, though.

Chris Guthrie

Chris Guthrie ··· Make Money on the Internet

I don’t really have any dreams. I set attainable goals and then I do everything I can to attain those goals. Although I’ll fail from time to time, it’s not something I let stop me. If you’re afraid of failure, you’ll live your life doing little to nothing and always taking the least dangerous path without ever taking a risk.

I don’t know if that’d qualify as an answer, but I don’t really know how to answer your question because I don’t ever approach anything from the “I think I’ll fail, but if I knew I couldn’t fail then I can actually believe I might be able to achieve something” mindset. Instead, I believe I can achieve something and don’t need to dream to do it.

Tammy Strobel

Tammy Strobel ··· Rowdy Kittens

Failure is part of the human experience and while failing isn’t fun, I wouldn’t want to change that aspect of my life. In addition, failure is an integral part of risk taking. For example, I left my day job last year and started my own small business. It was a huge risk and I could have failed.

Of course it’s important to take some risks, but as a society we’ve become addicted to risk. And I wonder how good that is for us as individuals and, more importantly, the planet? Speaking of risk and epic failures, I highly recommend watching this TED Talk by Naomi Klein. It’s one of the best talks I’ve seen this year.

Nick Laborde

Nick Laborde ··· Locationless

There is so much that I want to do, and deciding on one was a bit of a challenge. If I knew I couldn’t fail, I would publish a personal development book for people that don’t read personal development books.  Not only would it get published, it would also be a New York Times best seller. And… WHY?

I want to impact peoples lives by not just inspiring them, but inspiring them to take action. Inspiration without action is just noise, and there’s no shortage of that.

Steve Roy

Steve Roy ··· Ending the Grind

My dream and the greatest thing I can possibly think of is creating a lifestyle for my family that would allow me to be with my two young daughters whenever I wanted. In my dream, my 5 year old would get the therapy that she desperately needs, yet we can’t afford.

My dream would be to positively influence them and raise them in a way that they never had to go though what I went through as a child, which includes being subjected to divorce at a young age, being taken from their father, dealing with the stresses of poverty, and living in a house filled with anger.


Salvatore Greco

Salvatore Greco ··· Surfer Lifestyle Design

If I could absolutely and positively not fail (which is actually real if failure is not an option) then I would start a traveling, organic school for higher learning. I always dream about a school that is actually based on learning, the real kind of learning, like experiences, rather than the conventional ways of schooling.  The school system now teaches kids to be a part of another persons dream rather than there owns, and it just molds them into a societal fit.

This school would allow kids to dab into all sorts of arts and sciences, and not only encourage them to dream big, but to tell them that taking action on that dream is ENTIRELY in their hands.  When more people grow up KNOWING they have control, then this world can be a better place for everyone.

David Risley

David Risley ··· PC Mech

Well, I say dream it anyway, failure be damned. The world grows on dreams, if you get right down to it. That’s how things start. If you waited until failure isn’t a possibility, nothing would ever happen.

David Damron

David Damron ··· Life Excursion

Building a passive income system that I was able to teach to my friends and family. By doing this, I would be granted the opportunity to enjoy their presence more often. On their end, they would be capable of freeing themselves from the stress and worry that comes along with having a job they hate and the financial impact of not having control over their income.

If failing wasn’t a reality, I would spend every waking moment for the next year creating this opportunity.

Alisha Robertson

Alisha Robertson ··· Small World Pursuits

I dream every day. I dream of running my own business focusing on creating resources and tools (creative school curriculum) to incorporate into the public school sector classrooms. I feel that it is important for children to learn about cultures other than their own, and there is no better way to do that than with a creative interactive approach.

I dream endlessly about how to accomplish this. The best approach to turn my dream into reality.

Jonathan FigaroJonathan Figaro ··· The Dropout Kid

I was asked this question when I was 19 years old. I heard it from Bryan Tracy’s “Psychology of Achievement” audio tape. I thought about it a lot over the years and I realized one thing: I’m already living my dream.


Sathvik Tantry

Sathvik Tantry ··· There’s Money Everywhere

I have always dreamed about writing a best-selling book that will make people think differently. At the end of the day, ideas are what push the world forward in the right direction. If I can change the way people think for the better, I’ll feel my life will have served a good purpose.

Jason Sani

Jason Sani ··· Arizona Health Club

I would take all of my passion ingredients and mix them up into an amazing dream smoothie. This delicious smoothie would have me reaching out to a world wide audience to spread the message of living an energetic life to the full. I see myself becoming an authority figure in health and nutrition. With that I would have my own feature show where I would be able to use my fame and status in a productive manner and leverage a Mastermind alliance (think captain planet)…

With this Mastermind alliance I would inspire people that have a following, influence, money, and power to get involved and make a difference in spreading general consciousness and awareness. Reason is having a major purpose to GIVE.

Rob Rammuny

Rob Rammuny ··· Rob’s Web Tips

I think anyone that answers that question with something they wouldn’t dare to dream otherwise is setting themselves up for failure, period. I am a firm believer in the law of attraction. I base my work and motivation off a simple quote: “Whether you think you can or can’t, either way you’re right.”

It’s been proven over and over again that you CAN do anything and NOT fail if you ASK & BELIEVE in yourself. This is in no way a “religious” statement, so you don’t have to be “religious” to understand this, it simply is — the law of attraction.

David Utke

David Utke ··· Edge of David

I would dare to dream that I could be a professional wingsuit base jumper, better known as a “birdmen”, if I knew I could not fail. Failure literally means death, and for that reason I’m not sure I have the courage right now to do what these men do. Fear constrains me and that frustrates me. Humans don’t surf the ocean to flatten it out, or travel the world like Chris Guillebeau for practical reasons — they do it for the thrill.

I want to experience the thrill of jumping off a cliff and flying through the air at 200 mph, but fear of myself smashing into a cliff side prevents me! If I could not fail, that is what I would dare to dream of doing for the thrill of flying.

Nathan Agin

Nathan Agin ··· Nonstop Awesomeness

I’m on the cusp of this now, but it involves not charging people anything for any of my services or products (most of them upcoming). I’d move towards a Love Economy, where people can donate what they feel the value is, or offer their gifts to me in return for what I have provided them — maybe that’s a meal or a yoga class, but essentially it eliminates this whole (broken) paper-money system.

As I feel that I’m definitely in the role of Facilitator these days, it’s all about how I can be an amplifier or catalyst for the awesomeness that each of us already possesses — so this is one way I could encourage people to share their gifts more fully in the world! I know that if I did retain the prices, it would mainly be out of fear — the thought of “this might not actually work, so I should have a back-up plan.” Now where’s the awesomeness in a back-up plan?!

Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha ··· 1000 Awesome Things

I dare to dream that I am what I am, I’m not here very long, and I’m going to enjoy it.

And now we get to YOU.

1. I would love to hear what one great thing you would dare to dream if you knew you couldn’t fail. Feel free to email me or drop a comment below and i’ll respond to you.

2. Remember: I’m looking to inspire 8 million people!! If you’re inspired by any of the above, it would mean the world to me if you could share this on your favorite social network!

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