What has happened to your past dreams? What happens when you get excited? How often do you tell yourself things like, “That’s not possible for me, I need to be more realistic?” I truly believe that we might not be able to do everything, but we sure enough can anything, something or even just one thing, that will make a significant impact, not only on our lives, but in the lives of others. In today’s world and the way communication and information is – there are just too many real life stories of people making a massive difference in the world, for us to settle for being ‘realistic’.
The time to stop talking yourself out of your greatest dreams, desires and goals is over!
The time for wishing is over.
It’s time to make it happen.
Here are 3 Reasons WHY YOU should dream BIGGER!
1. If it’s not BIG, you’re selling yourself short. Before I moved to India 6 months ago to live and teach, I threw a going-away party so I could see all of my close family and friends together. I could have kept it low key and invited about 15 people. Instead, I decided to go a little bigger and invited more than 70 people from family, high school, college and the workplace. What I learned is that whether it was 15 people or 70 people, the same amount of planning, stress and energy went into the situation. So why not have 70 people show up? Why not plan big, love big and in this case – party big!
Our dreams and goals are the same way. Either way, we are going to be tired in the morning, tired from work and looking forward to ‘me’ time at the end of the day. Either way, we are giving tons of energy, attention and time to our work and our responsibilities. We might as well direct that energy towards larger and more impactful dreams and goals. It just makes sense.
2. Think about all the people you can help, inspire and give too.There is a world out there that needs great people doing great things. Be one of them.
If you don’t go for your dreams and goals, the whole world suffers.Live your largest life. Make the biggest impact on as many people as possible so when it’s all said and done, you know that you did not tip toe through life, you lived with force, passion and power. It’s possible for ALL of us! As the French writer, Emile Zola wrote, “I am here to live out loud!”
3. How do you want to be remembered? What do you want to leave behind? What do you want to give to your children, family, your community or charity? It’s about legacy now. What can you give and do that will outlast you. Legacy doesn’t come from playing it small. What would your life look like if you committed to your dreams?
On Saturdays we focus on First Principles of Better Endings. Dreaming BIG is fundamental!
What are your dreams? Are they “big enough”? How can you expand your reach even further? You are invited to write in and share your Dream! I love the idea that in in expanding our dreams, we will be of greater benefit to others in the process of realizing our own highest potentials.
So Thank You, Jeff, for reminding us that by reaching for a Star, no dream is impossible.