At the start of 1990, I listened to a life concert that U2 gave in the Point Depot in Dublin. (I just found this back on YouTube, I did not even know there was a video footage of it. I only had this on tape)
During that concert Bono said “
It’s your future. The only limits are the limits of your imagination. Dream up the kind of world you want to live in – dream out loud. At high volume! That’s what we do for a living.
I was 18 and that statement made a high impact on my life. I was happy to see Dream out loud came back in the lyrics of Acrobat. He actually added “don’t let the bastards grind you down” which is an important part of living your dream.
That last sentence, helped me during multiple periods in my life to break with people who prefer to remind the people around them that they should not dream. If a bastards keeps trying to grind me down, my best way is to break with them. Life is too short to be surrounded by people who limit their lifes and mine.
The limits sentence I tweaked a bit and it became my company tag line:
We are only limits by the limits of your imagination.
Next video does the same thing.
It reminds me of
– Bono’s message,
– the 7 habits of highly effective people
– for me the best session from ACCDE10: getting out of your comfort zone
Thank you Vincent Vanderheeren (and his wife Maaike) to bring this video to my attention.
PS: And one of these people living her dream is Bonnie.
She moved to London to study and ended up kickstarting teastorks
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