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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Dictionary.com, describes fantastically as conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination, odd and remarkable, bizarre, grotesque, fanciful or capricious, as persons or their ideas or actions, imaginary or groundless and not being based on reality, foolish or rational, extravagantly fanciful, marvelous, incredibly great or extreme, exorbitant, highly unrealistic or impractical, outlandish and extraordinarily good.

Does this sound like, Sir Richard Branson, Elon Musk, John Paul DeJoria, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and many more?

Fantastic doesn’t mean being perfect. 

Fantastic means being real with real talk and not air talk. Air talk always signifies what people want to hear. Real talk signifies the straight goods with no hidden agendas, sidebars, or any other BS.

Fantastic implies the notion that you have delivered the goods no matter what.

Fantastic indicates that you must have such an outlandish idea that most people cannot get their heads around it.

It is never logical or linear. There are no dots to follow until it is conceived and completed. Most people cannot wrap their head around the idea, as it is non-linear.

We were taught that non-linear is for people that cannot think straight or don’t have the know how to get it done in a logical, sequential format.

You will never understand the outcome until the outcome has been achieved.

As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn't fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

Edison understood the law.

He absolutely understood the Law of Gestation.

The Law of Gestation states that every process needs to go through a period of time during which it is conceptualized and actualized.

Bob Proctor, one of my mentors stated this in a seminar.

Patience is understanding that there is a natural gestation period for all acts of creation. We understand, for example, that it takes approximately 280 days from conception for a human baby to be born and it takes a given number of days for different seeds to bear fruit. Well, the same is true for our dreams and goals. They must develop on the inside before they can manifest into reality. And that’s why patience is required to achieve your goals.” 

No one person is born fantastic.

This trait is prodded, nurtured, and developed until it becomes a seedling capable of sustaining itself.

What does it take to aspire to this level of great achievement in life?

It requires an innate ability to be real with as few chameleon acts as possible.

Being real implies ridding oneself of the infamous ego.

It is rare to see this in society today, as the norm is not fantastic but the total opposite, i.e. plain, common, logical, rational, customary, reasonable, credible, unimaginative and so on and so on.

Strive to be fantastic and not perfect if that is your mission in life.

Carpe Momentum

Coach Franco Cianflone


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