If your world is only as big as the things you consider possible, what does cynicism do to a person?
Living in a world where cheap promises are as plentiful as sand on a seashore, we can't believe in everything. And if we do, we start to believe in anything, and then we really are lost.
Confronted with this, many people shut themselves away from big possibilities, because they're almost always lies.
But if 99% of the amazing ideas you find are nonsense, and you (understandably) shut yourself off to 100% of them... what does this mean for your future?
If that 1% is truly amazing, has real weight and power, you're shut off from that too.
The way to square the circle isn't to believe everything, or to believe nothing. It's to be 100% open to everything, but 100% beholden to reality. It's not scientific to shut out wild possibility.
It's scientific to test it. Living a possibility is a very good test.
And that way - although your life might be a little wilder - you are 100% more likely to catch that amazing change you're looking for.