What is your dream, what does it look like? Is it just random thoughts and ideas that will hopefully keep your head above water from day to day? Or, is your dream an enormous force that will propel you into a magnificent life of vibrancy and fulfillment.
The size of our dreams has a proportional impact on our success and fulfillment in our lives. Therefore, it’s important that your dream matches what you truly desire and is big enough to take you where you truly want to go.
Dreaming Beyond Your Current Circumstance
One of biggest mistakes that many people make in their lives is that they don’t allow themselves to dream beyond their current circumstance. Consequently, their dreams become heavily influenced and restricted by conditions such as negative cultural and social behaviors, toxic relationships, health issues, lack of money on so on.
For most people, they only dream to the point of what they think is easily achievable or just enough to play it safe. Unfortunately, this creates an unambitious life with very little chance of living a life that is much greater than it currently is.
Conversely, your dreams and desires should be fueled by the passion and imagination of what you truly want out of life. Your dream should never be limited to a slightly better version of an already undesirable situation. Your dream should always extend beyond your current condition and be big enough to pull you forward into a life of unlimited possibility.
Evaluating Your Dreams
Without big dreams and desires our lives are at risk of becoming trapped in a stagnate or unstable lifestyle. This usually results in an undesired and heavily restricted life without any sense of direction or way out. Therefore, your dream should be big enough to impact your life in a big and positive way. Your dream should always be clear and absolute but fluid and expandable.
A dream is not a “kind of” scenario consisting of thoughts like “it would be kind of nice to have or do”. A dream consists of a clear target which holds a significant “why”, a “why” that defines a visual positive outcome or benefit. A dream should evoke strong positive emotions such as a sense of anticipated achievement, excitement and happiness.
The “why” and the associated emotions combined should be strong enough to generate an enormous passion, drive and determination. Thus, pulling you forward to your desired life of achievement and fulfillment.
Your dream should never be rigid, it should always remain fluid. It should expand and conform with you as you grow on your journey of building the dream itself.
So, what exactly is your dream? What kind of life do you want? What does your dream look and feel like? What is your “why “and if achieved, will it even create a worthwhile or significant impact in your life or the lives of others?
Who Do You Want To Be?
Is your dream inspired by someone else or do you have your own exclusive vision for who you really want to be? How do you want to be recognized or remembered? What will be your legacy?
Maybe you want to be the next big arts or entertainment icon. Could you be the next Damien Hurst or Martha Graham? What about being the next Jerry Seinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise, Tyler Perry, Luciano Pavarotti or Lady Gaga? Maybe you are more production oriented. Could you be the next James Cameron, Spike Lee or Kathryn Bigelow? Maybe your dream is more of an athletic nature, maybe you aspire to be the next Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps or Lindsey Vonn. Is your passion in motorsports, could you be the next Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick, Michael Schumacher or Nate Adams?
What about the world of science and exploration? Do you dream of rewriting history, changing what we think we know or discovering something new that will positively change humanity? Could you be the next Thomas Edison, Chris Hadfield, Sylvia Earle, or Mae C. Jemison? Or maybe, like Rick and Marty Lagina, your quest is to fulfill a childhood dream of solving a historical mystery.
Maybe your dream is to inspire the world through a positive shift in awareness and mindset. Maybe you will be the next Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor or Suze Orman. Maybe you have a political or human rights agenda resulting in being the next Martin Luther King jr., Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela or Malala Yousafzai.
Maybe your dream is to be the next millionaire, but under what premise? Will you be the next history making entrepreneur? Could you be the next Elon Musk, Arianna Huffington, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg?
These are just a few of an endless list of inspiring people who have changed the world and our lives through entertainment, discovery, motivation and mindset. Undoubtedly, you have your own list of amazing people who inspire you, or maybe not. Maybe you will be the next big sensation exclusive to yourself, maybe you will be unlike anyone the world has seen before.
The Power Of A Dream
Our dreams are the preview of what we truly desire. They are the starting point of a magnificent journey, our desired direction and destination in life. The imagination and the associated passion of a dream is what pulls us from the ordinary or misery into our desired reality. By restricting our dreams, we not only limit the awareness of our individual potential, we also miss the opportunity to live a magnificent life, the life that we truly desire.
Usually, the seemingly impossible or unrealistic dreams are the ones that bring the greatest joy and fulfillment when accomplished. These are the dreams that are truly life transforming, they manipulate our reality into whatever version we desire.
Both ancient and current history has shown us people who have emerged from nothing and or misery to becoming the world’s greatest success stories. Many have become superstars, heroes and leaders, others have become history changing icons.
The magnitude of a dream is not only powerful enough to manipulate our own lives, but in many cases, they can change the course of history.
“Dreams are the seedlings of reality” Napoleon Hill
All dreams are the starting point of something great, make that something truly magnificent and worthwhile. Never let your dream get away from you and never allow anyone to tell you that your dreams are too big or impossible.
Dream as big as you can and dream both the possible and impossible as desired. Set essential goals and take the associated actions to bring these dreams into reality.
Most importantly, make your dream so big that if you only achieve half, it will still be something magnificent, memorable and life transforming.
“The biggest Adventure you can take, is to live the life of your dreams” Oprah Winfrey.