The town I grew up in had a population of about 20,000 people.

This year 30,000 people will unfollow me on Twitter.

That means 30,000 people will choose to not follow me any longer.

The number is actually about 36,000 but I subtracted 6,000 for bots. (I like to pretend that bots online look like the maid from the Jetsons. Don’t judge me.)

That’s a lot of people who will decide not to go along on the ride with me.

That’s a lot of people who will decide I tweet too often, mention queso too much or am not awesome all the time. (All these things are true in queso you were wondering.)

And that’s going to happen to you too. Maybe not on Twitter, maybe in real life. Some friend or family member is not going to support your dream. They won’t get it and won’t lend you a hand or an encouraging word.

That’s OK though, because dreams never have 100% participation.

There has never in the history of mankind been an idea that had 100% buy in from 100% of the people.

Can’t you just imagine some jerk in the dunes of North Carolina, yelling tweet-length old timey statements at the Wright Brothers?

“Nice kite you losers! Stick to fixing bikes you dumb hipsters! #PedalPushers.”

Did people hashtag back then? Probably. I don’t have time to be checking “facts.”

So what I want you to do is to say something really simple to yourself. I want you to write this down on a note and tweet it to me @jonacuff or facebook it.

Here’s what I want you to write:

“I don’t need 100% support to have a dream that is 100% awesome.”

Some people will not be fans or friends or followers. That’s not a bad thing, they’re not your enemy. For all you know, they’re supporting someone else’s dream. Maybe 30,000 people have found another young, ridiculously handsome writer to follow.

I don’t know, all I do know is that I’m too busy to worry about 100% participation and so are you.