“In Your Dreams”
“In your Dreams” - Defined by Urban dictionary as sarcastic way of responding to – or interrupting – someone who is busy telling you about their master plan and all the unrealistically fantastic things they think will happen to them. By using this expression you are suggesting the only place their desired outcome is likely to happen is in their dreams.
If you are a dreamer like me, your dreams are often filled with the activities you are involved in, but you never actually accomplish anything cool in the dream? Such as catching a huge barrel at Pipeline, landing a Rodeo 540 on your snow skis or climbing La Rambla (5.15a) in Spain.
Instead, I generally find myself standing on the beach watching perfect waves trying to figure out a way to get out, or spending the night before a redpoint attempt tossing and turning while I visualize the execution the crux, almost taunting me while I try to rest.
Everyone has hopes and aspirations, recently I learned of someone who has a five year plan to go from a 5′10, 205 pound beginner to climbing Realization (5.15a)- The Road to Céüse. While some of these fantasies are not entirely realistic, the goals and accomplishments that motivate our lives are something that mankind could not exist without. The idea of success and failure, achieving something so excellent that we will make sacrifices for it has defined us since the beginning.
I think saying “in your dreams” is something a bit misleading. I have only had one dream where I was actually floating through the moves on an overhanging highball V6. Rather, the ‘fantasies’ we have are only something that we can realize if we use them to motivate how we prepare for the future.
So, here is to dreaming big in 2012! What are you motivated to do this year?