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Last updated on December 20th, 2019 at 01:00 am
My big dream of speaking to women about going for what they want on international stages daily fills my heart to the brim. Sometimes I can’t go to sleep at night without visualizing my dream into existence.
A day has not passed in the last year, where I haven’t dreamed about changing women’s lives with my words.
I see the clothes I am wearing. I hear the sound of my voice–I see my breath in the air. The mic is cold. My heart races. The tone of the crowd warms my face. I am ready. Let’s do this.
When you are serious about your dream, thinking about it becomes a habit. Dreaming about where you plan to become is now part of who you are. The constant vision of the future we hold for ourselves is what sets apart big dreamers (like you and me) from the people who don’t understand what we are trying to do and try to shame you into giving up.
Why is the world like this?
Why can’t everyone submerge their hearts into their ultimate potential? Dreaming big gives us the green light to push up against our fears and challenge our “less-than” stories. What if we stopped choosing to play it safe? Giving yourself permission to go after what you dream does extract a price. The price requires you to let go of what’s comfortable and mundane. You have to look at the things weighing you down, stressing you out, and keeping you too preoccupied to work on your dream.
Sometimes dreams are just delusions of grandeur or wishful thinking. You’ll see this when you start making excuses why you aren’t working on the thing you dream.
A few Pointers on Your Dream Journey
- Decide the importance of your dream to you.
- Look at what you are allowing to keep you from working on your dream.
- Map out baby steps to achieve your dream (save money, get training, ask for help, join a group).
- Imagine every wonderful aspect of your dream coming true each night before you drift off to sleep.
- Do whatever “it” is that will move your dream forward especially when you feel afraid.
To have a big dream is fantastic; to achieve a dream is hard work. At night, just before you drift off to sleep, allow yourself to imagine the most magical vision of your dream as it should be coming true. Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat.
Sue Faith Levy
Sue Levy is the founder of the South African Just Pursue It Blog and Inspirational Women Initiative. She’s a motivational writer and media designer, who is obsessed with everything inspirational with a hint of geek. She thrives on teaching women how to be brave and take big chances on themselves. You can find Sue on her Twitter page @Sue_Levy.
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