“Live your vision and demand your success.” ― Steve Maraboli
Do you ever feel like your dreams are out of reach? Like time is passing by faster than you can keep up, and the dreams that once seemed so clear have become a little blurred around the edges?
I’ve let go of many a dream—like the one I had of singing on Broadway. And the one where I sailed through art college as a hippie designer.
I told myself those dreams were out of reach. I’ve always tended towards the most competitive fields in life, and knowing that millions of others out there had the same dream was far too intimidating.
So I let go. That easily. I decided others had more talent and I allowed those dreams to dissolve into could-have-beens but probably-never-would-have-beens.
I took “the more sensible route.” The one where I wouldn’t face too much rejection or have to push my way to the front of the line.
And that’s when I began to dream just a little less.
The Seed of a Dream
Everyone needs a dream—that image of something better to look forward to, the hope of a life in which we live fully and with joy. For some people that might look like climbing to the top of the career ladder; for others it might be becoming a missionary on the other side of the world. Our dreams are the places in which we shine.
Dreams empower us to move forward in life (tweet that!) Even if that dream is just to climb out of a crappy situation. It’s when we stop dreaming that life becomes stale and we lose hope. We’re only good with the status quo for a short period of time. And then we want change.« Continue »