• Jackie Capers-Brown

3 Reasons Why You Should Dream Bigger

The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt~

Dreamers are brave-hearted. If you’re a dreamer, you know that dreaming is risky business. When you share your vision of what you believe is possible, you are taking an emotional risk of having your dream be accepted or rejected by others. Rejection is never easy. Yet, you continue to push forward in the face of the push-back you may receive from others who don’t understand your dream or the point of dreaming. If you’re an adult beyond the age of 25, push-back often increases because many people are under the assumption that a person at this age should have figured out what they want to be. God forbid you’re over the age of 40 and decide to pursue a dream, people around you often view your dream pursuits as a “mid-life crisis” or they might think you’ve lost your mind.

Nevertheless, you keep moving forward in the face of these challenges because the “fire in your belly” can’t be seen by the natural eye, it can only be seen with your imagination and felt in the core of your spirit and soul. Your dreams of “what can be” excites and inspires you in ways beyond your own understanding, so, don’t be dismayed when others don’t understand your passionate determination to make them your reality. As a dreamer, you’ve decided the vision you have of a new possibility is worthy of the temporary discomforts of fear, self-doubt, and uncertainty (F.U.D.) experienced on the journey of realizing your dreams. Keep moving forward allowing the light of the dream within you to illuminate your path forward. You are not just a dreamer, you are a doer.

Three BIG Benefits to Dreaming Bigger

As you display a brave heart towards the achievement of your dreams in the face of F.U.D., you will benefit from dreaming bigger in the following ways:

1. Dreaming bigger dreams helps you to harness your personal will and direct its energy towards a specific aim. This prevents you from living your life aimlessly. Dreaming bigger gives you a sense of purpose and provides direction for your life.

2. Dreaming bigger dreams inspires you to place a greater demand on the seeds of greatness dwelling within you. Read most success stories, and, at some point, most people make statements such as, “I didn’t know I had it in me.” Big dreams help us to experience more of our powerful self.

3. Dreaming bigger dreams increase your influence and impact. Your actions and commitment towards your dreams will inspire those within your circle of influence to believe they can create new possibilities in their life too! So, by dreaming bigger dreams you are indirectly influencing those around you to be braver. Brave-hearted individuals become catalysts for the change we want to see in our world. Therefore, dreaming bigger dreams makes you a world changer!

Oprah states, “We get in life what we have the courage to ask for.” When you and I dream bigger dreams and set about creating a plan and executing it we will begin to create shifts in our life for our greater good. So dream on dreamer because the better future we all desire is dependent upon it.

The world needs the unique code of greatness that only YOU have. Play full out. Your life will have a positive impact on the lives of others and our world.

If you enjoyed this article, share it with a friend, family member, or colleague. Encourage others to pursue their dreams regardless of their age or circumstances. All things are possible to the dreamer who believes it is so.

Go Be Great!