Dreams are a fragile and yet powerful thing. They tend to eventually come true in every circumstance regardless of what you are seeing right now... IF you continue to move towards then at least a little every day.
We were designed by God to have an imagination for ambitious things. We naturally have visions of the “what if”. To others our dreams may seem out of reach and impossible, and they naturally would because they don't have the vision you do nor the passion to see it come true. And that's okay because they have a dream of their own. Maybe it s bigger and more ambitious than yours and maybe its a simple dream but the simple fact is that we all have dreams.
Life itself and your spirit for life quickly become mundane, boring and discouraging if you are not envisioning something that seems out of reach. And it will only continue down that pathway if your are not making any effort to reach for something that seems unreachable.
Dreams are an important part of a healthy life. One result of not reaching for something greater is your enjoyment and excitement for life begins to die. You begin to loose imagination and creativity, encouragement for others and about your own life, you loose your excitement for life and begin simply accepting that things "are what they are". Dreams you once had get lost in the furthest recesses of your memory and it becomes harder and harder to have passion for much of anything. Ultimately even your relationships begin suffer because even they become bland and mundane.
Dreams give us a target for tomorrow. They give us a direction that we believe will offer us a more fulfilled life and future. So how do our dreams get so lost?
LIFE- Life has a way of surpassing the excitement to face the challenges of pursuing our dreams. Most of the time we have a natural progression to follow the path everyone else does. High School, College, Job, Marriage, Kids...etc. Our days are filled with "life".
Between work, the kids sports, church, family needs, church and relax time, its hard to find time for something that seems out of reach. Even when we do get re-excited about an old dream it get pushed further and further away with every little task of the day and even further with every set back endure. Whatever is happening right now is always what takes priority and before you know it another day has passed by without even a thought of that dream.
If our dream is not part of our thoughts to some extent every day, it will always get pushed further and further back without any action, until it simply becomes a past memory you think about once in a while. Make time every day to dream and plan the tiniest of motions that move you forward in persung that dream. Write something down, figure out how to schedule 10 minutes to do something that will keep that dream alive.
If your dream is part of your every day thoughts, I guarantee one day it WILL come true!
YOU- Yes we ourselves are one of our own worst obstacles. We tend to get in our own way of our dreams. Many times our dreams can seem so big or unachievable that we simply don't even try or we don't try because it just seems beyond our abilities of achieving. I wonder what the staff at NASA thought when President Kennedy told them he wanted to land a man on the moon in less than 10 years? Wonder how many people in the world let alone people on the NASA team thought this was too far out there?
As humans we are uniquely prequalified and equipped to achieve extraordinary things.
Because most of us do not know extraordinarily achieving people, we tend to put our own possibilities in the same box as others around us. But we can all amaze ourselves if we would only try. Thomas Edison once said “ If we all would simply do what we are capable of, we would astound ourselves” Anything is possible if we would only try.
VISION- Our vision of what is possible and what is possible for our lives is often reduced and diminished by our surrounding life and the people that are part of it the most.
Its not uncommon for us to see life as mundane and then believe that is just the way life should be. Our vision is that life is not likely to be any more extraordinary than it is right now and certainly not any more extraordinary than the lives of others around us. But we all are uniquely qualified to have extraordinary lives.
Bill Gates, Sam Walton, Oprah Winfrey and many others people that we see as extraordinary are simply people like you and I that took chances on their own vision and not the view of life everyone around them had. You too can have this vision. Your life can also be extraordinary if you only try!
So What should a dream look like?
A dream should always be risky!
If your dream doesn't take you to the edge of what you know, what you believe and what your capable of then it is merely an achievement.
Anyone can gain an achievements with a little work, OK sometimes a lot of work but a dream should take you well beyond that. If its not risky especially to yourself, then it either is or will quickly become mundane and non exciting....rendering it unimportant and destined to die.
A dream should always require great faith and belief in yourself. You may not have the knowledge or skills to achieve it but you WILL learn them, no matter what.
Dreams are not achieved with one giant step, their fullness in only uncovered with each step of faith that uncovers it one step at a time. Some dreams which seemed big in the beginning were only small stepping stones compared to the giant they became over time. Bill Gates would be a great person to ask about this. In the beginning he had no idea that what he was doing would change the world and become the giant it has today.
A dream should completely change your life and the lives of others for the better. Dreams will always have a positive effect on your life as well as the lives of those around you. Even if it is a small, seemingly insignificant dream, simply pursuing it will enhance your life to such an extent that others around you will be encouraged to pursue their own dream and be encouraged by what you have done.
Your dream should be so big that sometimes only you can believe it! Not everyone is going to have your vision. Lets take Thomas Edison for example again. His vision for perfecting the incandescent light bulb was no doubt laughed at by others. I also don't believe that he gained any believers throughout the over 2000 attempts he made trying to make it work. His vision and dream was certainly one that others simply couldn't believe in.
But we can all be grateful that he believed in it himself enough to make it come to pass.
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