Have you ever been so excited about an idea or a big dream and shared it with family and friends only to have them look at you like you’re out of your mind? It’s pretty crushing isn’t it? Well, I’m here to tell you that if you have a dream, you are NOT out of your mind! Here’s why …
Our imagination is a powerful thing
Our imagination speaks to us. We just have to remember to listen to it. You see, we are all born into this world with a mission - to give back in ways we are passionate about by following the exciting dreams we imagine.
But somewhere along the way, the negativity of others gets in our way. Their ideas about how ridiculous our dreams are begins to seep into our unconscious. And we slowly begin to question ourselves. We doubt our dreams and ultimately, doubt our abilities.
Good intentions but bad outcomes
Your friends and family usually mean well when they give their input. However, realize that they if they’re being negative, they might just be projecting their fears of big dreams onto you.
Perhaps they got stuck in the cycle of conformity, believing achieving spectacular dreams was not for them, but for other people. Or maybe they’ve experienced the limiting belief that doing what you love and what brings you joy or passion doesn’t bring you financial security.
No matter the reason, I assure you, if you buy into that limiting belief you will NOT be successful in achieving your dreams. You will get stuck in the very same rut.
I know this because when making most of my major life decisions, I was discouraged by my circle. Had I listened to them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
You know you
You truly know what is best for you – just as I did! And if you fall, just pick up and keep right on moving.
Our magnificent creator created us to live a life of joy, love, and abundance. A dream was put inside us for a reason. Stop listening to others and start dreaming again. Dream big! Dream with passion, and dream with conviction!
There’ll be times your ego will kick you in the ass, your insecurities will pop up, and there’ll be obstacles put in your way. Just know this is part of the journey. If you feel discouraged, take a moment to imagine how amazing it will feel when you do live that dream. Oh, and it’s never too late. And you’re never too old!
The choice is yours - do you want to stay stuck in the limiting belief that your dreams are too big? Or do you want to live with passion, joy and conviction? It’s your call.