Dreaming is painful, glorious, and an ecstasy for me. I love the sea of ideas that exist and are floating around out there. I love that from merely an intangible thought something tangible can be created when action is added to the equation. It can be a painful journey, though, reaching for the sun. The likelihood of getting burned is a factor that should not be ignored.
So should I dream? Do I even dare to allow myself to have dreams and ambitions? Shouldn't men just put their heads down and work aimlessly? Is it wrong to always have my head up in the clouds?
I crave direction and vision. I have always desired it and will continue to. I don't want to be mindless with my actions I want to know my why, in business and life. This has been a constant challenge for me, primarily the working under circumstances that I did not feel clear vision.
Anyway, back to the central question. Do I(you) dare to dream? Do I have the tenacity and grit to allow myself to get my hopes up that something better is plausible for the future? Do I let myself grace to wish for something that may never happen or come true?
I have been thinking about this a lot. Lately, I remember a while back I wrote an article about hope (Link) that pushed me towards being okay with allowing this back into my life. I was having a hard time in life, and I found myself resenting hope as though it was a naive thing to hold onto. Well, I see that changing as I have started fighting for my dreams more, as I have walked down the path of believing for that which may be counter-cultural. Hope has snuck its way back into my life, and I have started to dream again.
These are a couple of thoughts I have about allowing yourself to dream.
- Make space in your busy schedule of life to dream.
- When you feel inspired stop and respect that moment. Allow life to speak to you.
- Take action on an idea more often than not.
- Treat dreams like a garden, they need to be watered, nurtured, pruned, and sometimes uprooted to make space for others.
I would love to hear your thoughts.