Sometimes our dreams live in far away places, out of reach, and beyond the scope of our understanding or possibility. They often reside in the 'impossible', and I believe that is where they should remain. Now, before you decide to check out, hear me out. If all of our dreams were possible, we would never work to achieve them.
Dreams are just an expression of our unfulfilled hopes and desires. We have them because we were wired to long for more. To expect more, and do more. But, a dream is only a hope unless it is accompanied by action.
I have been a consummate dreamer for my entire life, always imagining what could be and hoping that my wildest dreams would come to pass. And trust me some of my dreams are pretty crazy. But what I failed to see throughout a majority of my life is that my dreams would remain impossible unless I was willing to work for them. They would not just happen all on their own.
My dreams although amazing also became my nemesis. They eluded me. It was as if they did not want to be found, let alone captured. I can’t tell you how many countless times I became disillusioned and discouraged because my dreams simply could not be realized. My heart was torn and my spirit shattered because although I knew I was meant for more. I could never attain what I believed possible for my life. But the reality was that I did recognize the cost involved in achieving them.
What does your heart yearn for?
To write a comedy sketch for SNL, maybe to quit your job and go back to school, or to start your own company or non profit. Let me ask you...
If you could do anything, even if it seems impossible now would you still pursue it?
Or, have you stopped dreaming for your future?
Dreams are meant to compel us to action, but it takes discipline to reach out and grab them. They are not for the faint of heart and never just casually just happen upon anyone. No matter what anyone tells you. What are you doing to reach for your dreams?
Step by step we move towards our destiny, closer to the purpose God has designed us for. It never happens immediately. He never wanted it that way. If it were too easy then we would not grow in capacity and character. Maybe you have been in a season where you have experienced extreme frustration, or discouragement has clouded your view. The pain of rejection can be debilitating.
If you have ever had the privilege of seeing one of your dreams come to pass you know how quickly that dream fades into the background as you go on in search of a bigger dream. Just when we grab hold we realize that there is something that is even better.
So how do you get there?
Consistency. Everyday choose to do the next right thing. One step after another, take the steps necessary towards seeing your dream fulfilled. Start with what you have in your hand right now.
Discipline. The reason not everyone reaches their dream is because they don’t have the correct habits that will help them gain the traction they need to move forward. Making good habits takes time and will require you to give up other things.
Believe. Having the right mindset will not only propel you towards our dreams but will allow you to experience them. Don’t allow defeat to crowd your thoughts, get rid of every limiting belief that holds you back.
Start by doing the next right thing. Achieve your dream one step at a time!
We are better together!