What Would You Dream if You Knew it was Possible?
Do you remember as a child, when you used to toss pennies into a fountain or wishing well? Closing your eyes, holding the penny tight, wishing for something specific, and then throwing the penny into the water? Then, you would excitedly skip along as you kept your secret. After all, it wouldn’t come true if you told anyone, right? How imaginative and excite you were.
What do you dream about today? Nightmares and scares? Or, hopes and aspirations? Nothing?
Dreams are Lost
But sadly, the truth is that for most people, wishes vanish quickly, they often fade faster than the water ripples calm after a penny is dropped. Only 6% of people live their childhood dreams. Instead as adults, we rarely believe in wishes any more than we believe in Santa Claus or the Tooth fairy. Dreams are lost and forgotten for most. As a young man I wanted to be a professional baseball player, but it didn’t happen. My baseball coach helped dream again, that I could start my own business someday.
Unfortunately, not enough people dream anymore because of failure. People seem too busy or sophisticated or gun-shy. An antagonist might say many things like:
- keep your head out of the clouds
- you’re a silly dreamer
- don’t waste your time thinking about what can’t be
- wishes don’t come true, so why make them?
- daydreaming is a waste of time
Negative noise in our minds may chastise us the same way. We have to fight this and persevere. There are far too many excuses. Your heart has the dreams, you just have to listen.
Dreams are wishes you decide to believe in. Real dreams do not fade. They become goals you decide to have. Deep in our soul, you believe they are possible. Dreams are the pictures and beliefs you create in your mind about what you want to be, what you want to do, or what you want to have. The more you believe it, the clearer you see it. Your dreams involve your ideas and thoughts for a better life.
Life Goes On, Dream for it to be Possible
If you aren’t living a dream life or achieving a dream don’t despair. Great American poet Robert Frost said, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Don’t give up, adapt, it’s the nature of things as a human being.
I do encourage you to dream again and again. John Keating declared in the movie, The Dead Poets Society, “But only in their dreams can men be truly free. ‘Twas always thus, and always thus will be.”
James Allen also defined in As a Man Thinketh, “Dream lofty dreams, as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”
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