At some point of their life, everyone has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big, important. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the player who hits the game-winning home run? Who hasn’t dreamed of being class president or homecoming queen?
And how many times have you dreamed of being rich, or successful, or spending the rest of your life in love with your soulmate?
We dream big dreams and have good intentions. Unfortunately, our dreams often remain just that.
And our longings collect dust in the attic of our mind.
This is really kind of sad, and not at all the way life is supposed to be.
Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self-actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of daily living.
Mundane reality. Just moving through the steps.
But guess what? Life could be so much better! We just have to learn to aim higher.
The most common problem to setting goals is the word ‘impossible.’ Most people pay entirely too much attention to their inner critic.
I can’t do this.
This is too hard.
It’s just impossible.
No one can do this.
Truly, if everyone thought like that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
You may remember that scientists were once baffled that a bumblebee could fly. It was aeronautically impossible, they said. Fortunately for the bumblebee, it didn’t know anything about aeronautics. So fly it does.
On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming amazingly wonderful dreams and never acting on them.
The result? Broken dreams and tattered aspirations.
If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-sabotaging assumptions, you’ll never be able to push beyond what you believe is possible.
And if you just dream without ever taking any action, those dreams are unlikely to ever come true.
Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down five things you’d love to have in your life.
Impossibly wonderful situations.
Ideas that make your heart sing.
Every day, write down your five big desires again on a fresh sheet of paper, or in your journal. And as you’re writing, think of one simple thing you could do today to make your way toward fulfilling those desires.
One of my mentors says “the way to your dream is to do what you can, using what you have, from where you are, right now.”
As you go through this process, you are bound to discover that the goals you once thought were impossible become easier to bring about.
The impossible dream begins to seem possible after all.
You see, the idea here is to not limit your imagination. Aim high, and start working toward your goal little by little. Some dreams take longer than others, and when you dream big enough, you’ll find you need help to get there.
This is a good thing, because everybody benefits.
Imagine… if you told someone a hundred years ago that we would fly to the moon and back in a mere few decades, they would have laughed at you. At the very least!
If you had told them that almost anyone would be able to send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind.
These impossible dreams are now everyday realities, through someone’s sheer desire and perseverance.
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But if you just dream of your desired outcomes without ever moving your feet, never taking action, you will likely end up disappointed, disheartened, and disillusioned.
Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer.
If you want to accomplish your dreams, you have to be willing to put in the time and energy to get there.
But take note that for true fulfillment, those dreams need to be big, and not necessarily easily accomplished.
Ask any gym rat and they will tell you that there can be no improvement unless you get out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”?
Dream on, my friend! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams.
As you climb the ladder of progress, your view of the landscape changes. You can see possibilities that weren’t apparent to you before.
So go ahead and dream the impossible dream. You just might find it coming true for you.
Does the life you’d love seem unlikely to ever happen?
What if it’s actually within your reach?
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