You Need a Little “Crazy” if You Want to Achieve Your Dreams

But only chase one dream at a time

Darius Foroux
4 min readDec 2, 2023


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If you want to achieve your dreams, you have to be relentless about making them happen. It takes a lot of focus and drive to achieve one’s goals.

That’s because our dreams are usually out of reach. Why else would it be a dream?

It’s not easy. And there’s a high price to pay for pursuing it. That’s why only crazy, driven people go after their dreams.

Most folks prefer the certainty of a 9–5 job, watching a TV show in the evening, and going out on the weekend.

They don’t work on their dreams. But if you do, then it means you’re different. And in the eyes of many people, you’re crazy. And that’s okay.

The problem: Chasing too many dreams

Look, the problem is not that you’re a little crazy. You don’t have to be ashamed if you try to become the best in your field. Or if you want to become a millionaire.

But here’s the catch: Humans tend to bite off more than they can chew when it comes to dreams.

We don’t want just one slice of life; we want the whole pie. We want to bench press our way to fitness, charm people with our Spanish, and savor every bite of that pizza.



Darius Foroux

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