‘Without pursuing our dreams we might as well be vegetables’, Burt Munro who set the fastest land speed world record in 1967 on a 1920 Indian Scout Motorbike; he was 68 at the time.
Following a dream that others might deem improbable or ridiculous; dedication or delusion?
I constantly talk about following a life path or feeling like I am losing my purpose, and people, even those close to me, look at me like I’ve gone crazy. The concept of a life ‘path’ or ‘purpose’ seems alien to them.
I strongly believe there is more to life than the mundane day in and out routine; shopping, the 9-5, paying bills, and so on and so on. I refuse to believe there are people out there devoid of dreams, ambitions or without ‘illusions of grandeur’. How can people be happy or satisfied with merely the ‘norm’?
Everyone surely harbours some dream, grew up wanting to be something; a teacher, a politician, a dancer or an astronaut?
So, when did these dreams and ambitions cease to exist, and become condemned to the vault of the unobtainable?
Is there something wrong with wanting more or holding onto your life dreams?
Is there a time to merely give up and accept defeat?
Well, Burt Munro never gave up. He began his dedication to racing Motorbikes in 1926, and all the while he searched for new ways to make them perform faster. This relentless pursuit of his dream led him to make a world record that still holds today.
Burt Munro held onto the idea that he had one good run left in him, until the very end of his life. He didn’t abandon the verve required to succeed.
He never gave up, never relinquished what he felt he had to do, never wavered over what was right for him; and that to me is admirable, and to be honest awe inspiring.
Burt surely proves it is never too late, and that you should never give up on your dream or yourself.
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