MARCH: DREAM BIG
I have long been a believer in dreaming and in having dreams come true. I have had enough of them myself that I can’t deny that it is a reality. Yes, dreams really do come true, but there is much to be said about the why’s and the how’s which is what we will be talking about during the month of March.
When others doubt the importance of dreaming or the impossibility of having dreams come true, all I have to do is to look around and see how many things there are that we use and take for granted every day that are the result of someone’s else’s dream. Doubters don’t make good dreamers, but dreamers make good inventors, creators, builders, accomplishers, winners and believers.
Because I have had so many of my own dreams come true, it is something I definitely do believe in and love to talk about. I have had everything from small, garden-variety dreams to big, impossible dreams come true and so I can say without a doubt that dreams are something I have learned to trust. We know that not all dreams do come true and that’s okay, but enough have actually come true for me that I know it’s worth the time and effort to invest in a dream.
DARE TO DREAM
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”—Walt Disney
What a wonderful thing it is that each of us has a God-given right to dream! The will and the desire to dream has been engineered into our genes and into our brain cells. It is part of our identity and what makes us the amazing, awesome and intelligent beings that we are. In fact, I believe that we are meant to dream so that we can be more, have more and do more. Dreaming is what gives us motivation and the inspiration to create a life that is above and beyond what we are now experiencing.
Something I have learned as I have gone from one dream to another, some of which happened and others which didn’t, is that dreaming adds more joy to life. It is one of the bonuses of believing in something that we can only see with our mind’s eye. We can either experience the joy that comes from dreaming and take advantage of this great bonus or set it aside and decide it’s not worth the trouble. It’s up to us. Dreaming allows us to see beyond the now to what can be in the future. It opens doors, it creates possibilities and it allows our spirit to soar as we think about, plan for and work towards a goal that starts out only as a simple hope for something better.
A good place to start when you start out with a dream of your own is to listen to others tell their stories about the dreams that they have had come true. People love to share their “dream stories” and relate how they went from an unknown nobody to a well-known somebody just because they had a dream. Listening to what others have to say about the way they made their dreams come true adds courage to your own dreaming and sets you on the path of pursuing something you believe in and want to make happen.
Dreaming allows us to grow and develop our own gifts. When we dream, we can see ourselves becoming more than we are now. It allows us to try new things and do what we once thought we never would or could.
Dreaming could also be defined as an act of faith. A dream starts out as a wish which then becomes a hope, after which it then it becomes a belief in what might happen followed by acting on that belief. When we have faith in ourselves and in our dreams, anything can and often does happen. We can take courage from others who were also once afraid to dream, but who have overcome their fears and gone on to do great and marvelous things. Dare to dream. It is one of the best ways I know to be happy.
CHAPTER THREE: DREAM BIG