Dreaming is so easy we can do it in our sleep. But dreaming fearlessly? That requires boldness and risk. As our favorite guests on The Carlos Watson Show reveal, when you are willing to put yourself out there and have the courage to fail — that’s when the magic happens. Here’s what some of our outstanding guests had to say recently about dreaming fearlessly.
Former CIA Deputy Director John McLaughlin, who spent a career getting to the bottom of world events as he rose to the top of the intel ranks, now tells his students, many of whom are interested in public service, not to be “careerists.” He asks them to write down a question: “What is it that if I could do it would revolutionize what I do?” Then, McLaughlin says, they should chase it.
BBC presenter Katty Kay’s career has taken her all over the world, and her advice to any would-be fearless dreamers is to go somewhere new — and stay for months to immerse yourself in another culture. “The downsides of that risk are generally smaller than you’re anticipating, but the upsides can be immeasurable,” Kay says.
From his mom’s immigrant journey to coming up with an all-star cast of comedians before getting his big break on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jo Koy has been on a wild ride. “Follow your dreams; follow your heart,” he says. “It’s a long, long grimy road, but it’s the most amazing journey you'll ever be on.”
To break barriers for women in race car driving required a fearless dream. For Danica Patrick, the key lesson she imparts is to not let any constraints hold you back. She tells people to “really imagine what their life would be like if it was everything they wanted, and then to really draw that out into the furthest extent. Dream way out there.”