When you imagine your life and your goals and dreams, which of these words come to mind?
Hmm … Not ringing any bells?
OK how about some of these:
I’ve been thinking a lot about my dreams and goals lately. In life, career, health, marriage and so on. Honestly, I’m considering some changes that intimidate me. When I think of my future and the things I could do, I get excited but there’s also a part of me that gets nervous and even a little scared. Thoughts like, “Can I really do this?” or “What if I fail?” mix with my usually positive thoughts and if I’m not careful, these thoughts can make me feel discouraged or worried.
I think introspection is essential to dreaming and goal-setting. I also think it’s important to be realistic. I think it’s even more important to let yourself dream, BIG, scary-sized dreams that would surprise even you once they are achieved. Those are the kind of dreams I want. Those are the sort of goals I want to accomplish.
Today, be encouraged that you are braver than you think.
You can do more than you imagine.
So what’s your dream? If the words in the second category I listed couldn’t be used to describe it, maybe you need to dream bigger.