Can-Do Community

You need to wait until you have at least a year (or 3, 5, 10) of experience before you do this.

You shouldn’t do this unless you have absolutely all of the recommended gear. Unless you already know how to fix every possible problem that may arise. Unless you have top-of-the-line everything.

And you certainly shouldn’t do it alone.

Comments like this flow in anytime you do something out of the norm. And most of the people saying them actually mean well. From their point of view it’s good advice and they want the best for you.

So smile. Thank them for their opinions. And then ignore them.

Keep going after your dream. Stay committed. Talk about it and take note of people’s reaction. When you find people that say, “yeah, that’s totally doable,” add them to your dream-making community. Those people will help you make things that seem impossible a reality. And they’ll make it fun, too.

I was fortunate enough to find this very thing at the DIY Cave. I had a motorcycle, a sidecar and a lot of ideas in my head about how to attach the two. What I didn’t have was any type of metal fabricating skills or mechanical abilities. Most people thought that was an insurmountable problem, but I knew otherwise.

Having attended their welding class, I told them about the project – fully ready for yet another talk about how this would never work. And yet they said nothing of the sort. They were excited. Supportive. Totally on board.

I proceeded to spend all day, everyday for the next couple weeks at their shop cutting metal, grinding metal, taking things apart, putting them back together and, most important to me, gaining new skills and knowledge.

That is the type of can-do, dream-making community we all need. People that see ways around, over, through obstacles. That are excited to share, to teach in order to help others seek adventure.

You’re community is out there. Talk about your big dreams, projects, adventures and you’ll find them.

And remember, haters gonna hate.

Smile. Give thanks. And ignore them completely.

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