If you’re like everyone else, you have a secret dream that is slightly outside the realm of your real life.
For some people, this secret dream is pretty close to what they’re doing. Maybe you’re a start-up employee who wants to start your own company. Maybe you’re a bartender who wants to open a restaurant.
Maybe you’re a writer/marketer and your amazing little brother is always saying, “Seriously, do something with your creativity and write a screenplay,” and you’re always saying to him, “Dude, leave me alone! I’m busy sending tweets and writing website copy.”
Or maybe you’re an accountant and you really want to be an astronaut.
Regardless, whoever you are, there’s a very good chance that the reason you’re not pursuing your dream is fear. You’re worried about logistics. You’re worried about money. You’re worried your idea isn’t good enough.
Well, buddy, it’s time to stop worrying. Because apparently there’s a movie coming out called Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
When my roommate first told me about this movie, my first thought was, “Wow, that is some great long-tail SEO right there.” (Maybe now that people are claiming that Instagram is better than the movies, the movies are trying to get more web-friendly?)
My second thought was, “Please tell me this is a joke.”
Alas, it’s 100 percent real. It may seem like it’s bad news, but actually, it’s great news for you and your dream.
Because here’s the IMDB synopsis:
“A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.”
And here’s the plot premise:
A Western politician is very upset that there has been another bombing in the Middle East. (Oh, drat!) She decides that she needs a “feel good” PR story from the Middle East.
(And what feels better than salmon fishing? I can’t think of anything.)
So what does this mean for you?
It means, my dear accountant friend, that whenever you think that you can’t be an astronaut, just remember that this movie got made. Not only did some person write this screenplay, but someone else bought it, yet another person produced it and some marketing agency allowed it be called Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
And it’s probably going to win an Academy Award.
So go, people. Pursue your dreams. Anything can happen. Even fly-fishing in the desert. Don’t believe me? That probably means you haven’t seen a movie in the theaters in a while, but the good news is you can still catch this thrilling trailer on YouTube.