It’s okay to have dreams — big dreams!
In fact, if you haven’t allowed yourself to do so for a while, maybe you need to consider what the obstacles keeping you from doing so have been.
Having aspirations and dreams is good for your health
Dreaming is good. More importantly, it’s good for our soul – for in dreaming we’re inspired to pursue a purpose beyond ourselves.
Holocaust survivor, Victor Frankl once said,
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life… Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.
Endeavouring to implement our dreams is good. It’s what we were designed for, right?
Our purpose for existence is wrapped up in the dreams we have, so we have a responsibility to cultivate them. Without them, let’s face it, life would be boring.
What if we didn’t have those ‘What if?’ moments? How bland!
There’s good reason to have dreams – big dreams!
My dad always encouraged me to not give up on my dreams. So in giving thought to some of my own, here are ten reasons why you too should consider having dreams.
And maybe you can also think about how to make them a reality:
#1. Dreams help to develop faith
Following your dreams keeps you in touch with a childlike faith that believes the unbelievable, and sees the possible in the seemingly impossible.
#2. They keep you from being risk averse
Following your dreams helps you in learning to trust, take risks, and be willing to step out of your comfort zone without fear of failure.
#3. They keep you unique
Following your dreams prevents you from simply fitting in, going with the status quo, and becoming comfortable.
#4. They’ll help change your perspective
Following your dreams helps you to acknowledge and appreciate the experience of past failures and value them as learning opportunities.
#5. They’ll keep you thinking big
Following your dreams helps you to identify and overcome the limiting beliefs that hinder you from reaching your God-given destiny.
#6. Your dreams will encourage action
Following your dreams moves you from being a spectator to an initiator.
#7. You’ll have opportunity to show courage
Following your dreams helps you to grow in stature and character as you move beyond the known.
#8. You’ll be more motivated
Following your dreams energises you, giving you a reason to get out of bed every morning.
#9. Pursuing them will require new learning
Following your dreams helps you to develop new skills as you’ll be required to do things you’ve never done before.
#10. Your dreams can serve the good of others
Following your dreams contributes something of value to others – for in stepping out, you yourself become an inspiration to those watching and listening to your message.
So why are dreams so important?
Having a commitment to pursuing our dreams is healthy, not only for us, but for those around us. For when we have them we’re more alive, vibrant, and hopeful of a better future.
When we look ahead in hope it inspires others and gives them permission to dream too.
Over to you
What are some of your dreams? What steps are you taking towards seeing them become a reality? Share your answers in the comments.
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