Making the decision to dream BIG can be scary for many people, and yet it’s the exercise that leads us to living a life we absolutely love. What if you gave yourselves permission to dream beyond your current reality? Where could these thoughts take you?
Einstein stated, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Walt Disney truly understood the magic of dreaming. He allowed himself to dream and then he dared to turn those images into reality. First he saw, in his mind’s eye, a fantasy land that would bring joy to the people around the world and then he created it.
Here are some steps to help you begin building your dream life…
- Honor your discontent. – Discontent is an important signal from our soul that something bigger is seeking to emerge through us. Give yourself permission to enter and explore the realm of your deep desires. Harness this discontent by letting the dream begin to live in your mind and heart as a true possibility. Notice your body and your emotions. Does the feeling of desire heighten and your sense of aliveness? An expanded feeling of aliveness is an important indicator that you are on the right path.
- Practice repeating the phrase “Up until now…” to keep thoughts of your past experience from limiting your possible futures. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get the results you’ve always gotten. Pause for a moment. You’ll hear the old chatter that dictates every reason for not taking a risk. Listen, then pause. All these negative experiences and disappointments may have been true in the past. Now is the time to shrug them off. Your history does not determine your destiny. All your disappointments and regrets belong to a time that is ending at this moment. In the next moment, let out your yearnings in a first roar of awakening. This is a Roar of Triumph.
- Consciously co-create with God, and the impossible becomes possible.Begin each new day thanking God and concentrating on a desire of yours that you previously believed was out of reach. Just for that day, act as if what you wanted was possible. Then see what transforms.
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis Assisi