Dream a Little Dream
Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who scores the winning goal? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the hero? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, wealthy, and happy in our relationships?
Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. And our aspirations sit around collecting dust.
This is a sad thing and the moment that we realize that we have given up on our dreams can be devastating. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we lose ourselves in the routine of our everyday lives which can turn into no existence at all. Just surviving from one day to the next.
How does life get better? Aim High and stay positive!
The biggest and most common problem is that people listen to all of the negative talk that goes on in their head. I can’t do this, that’s impossible, I’ll never make it, others will see me fail, etc.
However, if everyone thought like that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
If you don’t think that the impossible is possible; then go tell the bumble bee that it can’t fly. Aerodynamically it should not be able to get off the ground but it does. I suppose it doesn’t know any better.
Others have huge and outrageous dreams that they never act on. The result? Broken dreams, and broken aspirations.
If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you believe to be impossible.
Do this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life. Under one header, list down things ‘I can do’. Under another header, write the things ‘I might be able to do.’ And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible’.
Now look at all the headers; strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘I can do’. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header, the one that reads ‘I might be able to do’.
Before long you will find yourself moving things from the impossible to the might be possible and then to the things that you know that you can do.
If you stick to this plan, you will soon realize that nothing is impossible and will discover within yourself those key actions that can bring the impossible into the realm of the very possible.
The trick is to let your imagination go and not bind it through personal fear. You also need to stay positive and not let negative ideas cloud the positive and joyful ones.
Those who just dream but don’t work towards that dream’s realization are always fruitless.
You would have been put in an institution for saying that men will land on the moon and that the World Wide Web will allow people to send information around the world in seconds, yet that dream is now a reality and everyone walks around with a modified version of the Dick Tracy watch (the cell phone). Sheer desire and perseverance have made these lofty dreams a reality!
Thomas Edison said that “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. He was probably one of the greatest inventors of all time. He basically was a master at taking the ideas that he had inside and making them real on the objective world outside. This is a man that all of us dreamers could learn a lot from.
Get out of your comfort zone. Let go of those limiting routines and begin to make the effort necessary to make those goals that you have a reality. Stay positive and have confidence in yourself and no effort will seem like too much.
Dream! Always dream! Never stop climbing until you one day find yourself at the summit of unlimited possibilities. All is possible, but only if we stay ever positive and never give up on our aspiration.