Why Do you ever feel like your dreams are just that—dreams? Unrealistic, unattainable, and out of reach? It's time to think again. In this blog, I'll explore how dreaming big can actually make the impossible possible. To accomplish this, we'll uncover the power of thinking big, setting audacious goals, and pursuing them relentlessly. So if you're ready to turn your dreams into a reality, keep reading to learn how to dream big and make it happen.
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."- Edgar Allen Poe
Are you a big dreamer?
Do you set goals that are seemingly out of reach?
I have always been a dreamer, a hopeless romantic if you will. For example, when I was five years old, my mother gave me a drafting set that once belonged to my biological father. It had drafting pencils and a couple of different size compasses in a hard case.
Reflecting back, I remember how I loved to sit down at my little wooden school desk my grandparents had bought me and design houses. I think I loved doing this because I really enjoyed using my imagination to create something from nothing.
It was an amazing feeling to take the ideas I had in my head and put them on paper. Thinking bigger, I would design houses with inside swimming pools, large libraries, and lots of bedrooms. Next, I would imagine living in them, telling myself how someday I would create my own home and live in it.
After that, the dreams I had in my life revolved around sports.
In the summer, I would pretend to be a professional baseball player and, in the winter, a professional basketball player. Not surprisingly, I would spend hours in the yard playing by myself and imagining entire games. In the process, I took hundreds of winning shots and struck out thousands of batters. Life was never dull.
When I was around twelve years old, I wrote my first short story. And since I was just getting into reading murder mysteries, it was a murder mystery in the style of Agatha Christie.
My grandmother edited it for me, and we sent it off to Ellery Queen Magazine to get it published. To my surprise, I received a letter from the editor a couple of months later.
No, I didn't get published, but the editor did say she enjoyed my story and that I should keep writing.
I was thrilled!
Truthfully, I didn't even expect to hear back from them. The inspiration I received from the editor's response kept me writing and dreaming.
Where All Accomplishments Begin
Everything I have accomplished in my life began as an idea or a thought in my imagination.
For instance, in high school, I dreamed of meeting the woman of my dreams when I got to college. And almost magically I met her the first semester.
Next, I dreamed of having a life where I leap out of bed every morning, excited about how I get to spend my day, and I do.
I also dreamed of having children who are kind, motivated, and happy, and I do.
And while not every dream has come true (i.e., I never played professional sports,) many of them have, and I am thankful for that.
Other dreams just haven't come to fruition yet. But I believe they will.
As Dr. Wayne W. Dyer says, "God's delays are not God's denials."
What an incredible statement and truth.
The Bible supports this statement with one Samuel, "Lack of patience can cause you to miss blessings."
"God's delays are not God's denials." - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
For example, as I previously stated, when I was younger I dreamed of becoming an author. At different points in my life, I attempted to sit down and write. But I would always become impatient with the process causing me to give up before I even got started.
However, as soon as I decided to stop thinking about how long it would take to complete the project, and just go for it, I became more productive than ever before.
Why You Should Keep Thinking Big
The point is, just because you have dared to think big and you haven't yet received that which you desire does not mean you will never achieve that goal. It only means that its time hasn't come, yet.
Not getting what you want in the past means nothing about the future if you have enough courage and are daring enough to keep dreaming.
Take Your First Step
So take a moment to dream bigger.
What big goal are you being called to pursue?
Do you have a dream, that if you were to achieve or even make progress toward would transform your life and maybe even the world?
Whatever it is, write it down, create a plan of action, and then immediately take your first step toward its attainment.
Even if you are unsure of what to do or how to do it, get into action. Once you do, doors will open that you never knew existed.
You might even amaze yourself with what you're capable of doing and achieving.