“I have a dream.”
These were the words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C. in 1963 that have since become famous. How could four simple words be so incredibly powerful? It’s not just because Dr. King was a wonderful orator, which he undoubtedly was. It’s because the idea of having a dream resonated with so many people, and it still does.
To have a dream means to believe in a vision of a future that you want to see. There’s no such thing as a dream that’s “too big.” You must dream big! Dreaming small doesn’t serve anyone.
There is no downside to a big dream. If you achieve your dream, then you have accomplished exactly what you want. If you fall short, you’ve still accomplished a lot, even if it’s not everything you wanted.
Dreaming big forces you to stretch yourself, and through that process you grow. Dreaming big and committing to your dream calls in the universe to help by clearing obstacles and providing the resources you need along the way.
Don’t forget that God wants all of us to reach our potential, whatever that is. We all have individual gifts that need to be shared with the world. He wants us to dream big and He’s given us creative energy to make our dreams come true.
Yadda Yadda Yadda: Making Excuses
- “I have responsibilities.”
- “I have bills to pay.”
- “I have too much to do.”
- “I don’t have time.”
These are just some of the excuses people come up with for why they can’t dream. I believe that people who say these things have forgotten what it’s like to be a child with a dream.
They have high stress levels simply from trying to get through daily life and are blocked by negativity.
The sad thing is, people with these beliefs and attitudes stop themselves from dreaming and doing something bigger in the world. They miss out on being able to have a huge impact on other people.
Fortunately, this is not a permanent state of mind. Once you decide to stop making excuses and face the fear that’s holding you back from daring to dream, you too can begin to harness the power of your dreams and work towards making a big change in the world. It starts by recognizing the fact that you’re making excuses and then deciding to live life according to what you dream of, not according to what other people want from you.
How to Harness the Power of Your Dreams
Stop making excuses. See above.
Never forget to dream. Give yourself time to envision the future you want to see and let that vision excite you.
Don’t ignore your dreams. Do you have a recurring dream that’s been nagging at you? Don’t ignore it. This is a sign that you should pursue it.
Write down your dreams and read them out loud twice a day. There’s something very powerful about taking action in the physical world. By writing down your dreams and reading them out loud, you’re moving your dreams from the world of imagination into the world of the tangible. It’s an important step towards making them come true.
Allow your subconscious mind to be a bad mamma jamma on your behalf. Once you’ve committed to your dream – truly committed – your subconscious mind will work behind the scenes towards making it happen.
The Power of Dreams
Dreams are powerful because they can affect so many people. On an individual level, they will help you stretch yourself, grow, and express more of your God-given potential while being a source of constant happiness and hope. On a larger level, they can change the world by making lives better for people or sharing with them a new vision of what the world could be like. Big dreams aren’t just for kids, they’re for everybody.
Say it out loud right now: “I have a dream.” What’s your dream?