If money was not an issue, what would your biggest dreams consist of?
I've heard this question a million times before. I let my mind wander into crazy ideas, and I get excited about my passions. But then as times goes on, I remember the reality of life and quickly forget all my big hopes and dreams. I push them aside to focus on "real life." My dreams seem so unattainable sometimes that I keep them as simply that - dreams.
Can anybody relate, or is that just me?
I can't be the only one who has these big dreams inside me that don't seem plausible. But what if. What if these dreams were actually not impossible. The big ideas in my head often scare me away from the fact that normal people just like me have attained many of their own dreams similar to mine. That is clear proof that it is possible! What if all it took was a lot of work and motivation to start working on your dream? Just think of all the people who have followed their dreams and achieved them. If they gave up, the world would be a different place. Do you have the power to change the entire world through your dream? Probably not, but if achieving your dream changes the life of just one person, then you are already changing the world of that one person. Maybe you can inspire others to pursue their dreams, and it could be a cycle of dream-chasers.
I believe God has placed individual dreams inside each and every one of us, and while God helps us along the way, it is up to us to pursue them. It's not going to be easy, I can almost guarantee that. But the work will be so worth it to fulfill what God has placed in us. Now obviously not all dreams are from God, and we must evaluate our dreams before we go all out trying to achieve them. But please, do not let fear be the only thing holding you back from your dreams.
Here are some questions I ask myself before pursuing a dream:
1.) What is my end goal? What do I want to achieve?
2.) What will my strategy be? How can I realistically begin to achieve this?
3.) Am I willing to stick with this dream when hardships come? Am I fully committed to this dream and passionate enough about it to stick with it through the good and the bad?
And my most important question,
4.)Who or what is this dream really about? Do I want to achieve this goal to bring glory to myself or to the One who put this desire in me?
If I have solid and positive answers to these questions, then I say it's a good dream to reach for.
Not sure what your dreams are? Here are some future dreams of mine that I would love to achieve one day.
- Publish a book - or multiple books!
- Open up a café/mini bookstore
- Open and run a private school (with my husband)
- Adopt multiple children (also with my husband)
- Travel the world (Oh! Also with my husband)
- Build a house with secret passages (yes, I know. Try not to be jealous. Yes! With my husband.)
I do not know how I will achieve these, but I know that with God by my side, anything is possible.
So I encourage you to dream big. Write down your dreams and think about those questions above. Just by writing down your dreams, your chances of achieving them become much higher. Search up on google the power of writing down your dreams; you'll be amazed by the results.
Please, do not let the idea of impossibility stop you from chasing after your passions.