If your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough.
That’s pretty mind-expanding.
Wow, that’s a pretty crazy line! Bre’s a friend of mine who lives in Vermont.
I put this quote on Twitter a few days ago. It was interesting seeing the response. Since then, I’ve reflected on this quote even more.
As I think many of you know, I’m neck deep in the job hunt. I will be graduating from my Masters program in May. Now ’tis the season to start finding a job. I’m not too nervous about the hunt itself (maybe I should be?). However, this quote (and Bre’s comment after it) really struck a chord with me. Am I looking for a position that is ‘big enough’ for my dream? Is my ‘dream’ too small? Can I go bigger?
I think dreams are very important. Many of us get lost in the day-to-day shuffle and forget what our dreams are, what we want to do with them, and how to get them.
During a previous career of mine, I can remember talking with some professionals who were never going to change what they were doing – but spent all day every day talking about wanting something different. They had the vision of the dream, but not enough gumption to go and attempt the dream.
I think all of us get that way sometimes. I think all of us loose sight of our dreams and forget that we want to go after them — we get all bogged down and just loose it.
Take a moment to fill out this ‘Dreams work-sheet’:
- When you were 5 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
- Why have you not done that?
- What is one place in the world you want to visit?
- Why is it not on your calendar yet?
- What is one hobby you love?
- When are you working on it?
- Who else knows the answer to # 2, 4, & 6?
Go tell 3 people the answers # 2, 4, & 6.
Go live your dream, or at least part of them.
Then make bigger dreams & live those.