Dreaming is easy, planning just as easy, actually doing it is the really hard part. After reading your blog every day now for the last few months I've come to the conclusion that that there are really only two kinds of people in this world. Those who can do for themselves, and those who can't.
Sebastian you fall into the first category well enough, while I myself fall into the second. The big difference between us is that when you've decided you want to jump off a plane your already half way out the door without a parachute, where as I need to be pushed off the plane kicking and screaming. We'll both have a great time in the experience, its just our motivations are different. Your motivated by yourself and your own ambition, and I am motivated by others. You look up to no one really, while I see you as the man I wish I were but will never be.
You make it sound as simple as "quit lying to yourself and just do it", and it may be just that simple for you. But for some of us a little shove in the right direction goes a long way.
Apparently I've just described the difference between leaders and followers. Oh well my point, if I really had one in the first place now that I think about it, is the only real "lie" I and others like myself need to quit telling ourselves is that we can do these things alone when in reality without something or someone there to push us to do things we never will.
I guess that's why it's so hard to get away from the cycle of self destruction that so many of us engage in. It's not that we've consciously made the decision to eat bad food, sit around on tv or the web, or play games all day. It's that doing all those things is easier and requires little or no thought to accomplish. Far less motivation then scuba diving, sky diving, or flying a plane.
With a little ambition, technically I could do all those things over the next year with a little effort however why would anyone do them if they weren't already inclined to do things on their own? Once again I'd just be lying to myself if I said I was going to do these things, now if I said "we" were going to do them, either with family or friends its no longer a "lie" but a possibility at that point. Because that's how followers like me work. What sad is when you get a whole room full of followers like my wife's family, and try to decided where to to go out for dinner. Make you want to pull your hair out.
So my question for you Sabastian would be what can I do become a leader like you?
How do I get out of my follower mindset, and into a mindset where "I" am in charge of my own life instead of just living a life one day and one short term pleasure at a time?
After a few months of following you I still haven't come across that answer...