Do Your Dreams Scare You?

27 Nov

When you imagine your life and your goals and dreams, which of these words come to mind?

  • Boring
  • Easy
  • Safe
  • Unremarkable
  • Scared

Hmm … Not ringing any bells?

OK how about some of these:

  • Exciting
  • Challenging
  • Rewarding
  • Life-changing
  • Brave

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 dreamsĀ 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.

~ Kate



That is one of my favorite Winnie The Pooh quotes, just awesome.


Yes, shooting for the stars is exactly what I'm talking about. Will you make it there? Maybe! But even if you don't, you've made it a lot closer than you would have if you didn't try and learned a heck of a lot more in the process. Re: Jim Collins ... Maybe that guy was a *few* years behind on reading the book?? :) Thanks for stopping by!


The second list is much more palatable than the first regardless of what you think. I am a bit of a dreamer and at times it has served me well and at others not so much. How's that for a commitment? Ha. If you don't dream big you will never get there. i was talking to a guy yesterday and he mentioned a BHAG which is so damn old school (I thought to myself) but after the conversation I remembered why it was such a good management tool. Shoot for the stars and if you land anywhere close you are way ahead of where you thought you would be. Cheers Kate. Great to have you in the Merry Mutineers group.


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