In this second installment of the Secrets for Success series we will show you how important it is to dream – in fact, to dream the impossible dream. This is not just nice, inspirational mushiness, it is essential to your success.
Theoretically, it is possible to simply do everything you are told to do all your life, and still do well financially. You will be the perfect child – doing what you are supposed to do, but never risking, or setting out on an adventure, or challenging anyone’s way of thinking. You will be the perfect employee – doing exactly what your boss tells you to do.
A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.~ Zadok Rabinwitz
It is also possible to live that way and never experience the fullness of life. You see, dreaming is an essential part of life. If we are overweight, it is crucial that we have dreams of a different life-style. If we can’t dream of a day when all people are equal – black and white, male and female, rich and poor – then we are doomed to live with no progress.
So, what are your dreams? Maybe you dream of being rich with a large income, and getting it all while working from home. If that is what drives you then at least something is pushing you to change and grow.
It is a fact, that in order to be successful, we must have dreams. It is also an interesting fact that our dreams usually define who we are. Many have said that if you really dream something – even something that seems impossible – then your life will work to make it happen. No dream is too big. Usually we dream too small.
As you can easily see, it is important to dream good dreams. This is because our lives will soon be consumed by that dream. And that dream will likely define us. For example, what do you think of when you think of Neil Armstrong. Even though he was a husband and father, most remember him as an astronaut. Few remember where Mother Teresa was born or that she was a teacher for many years. Instead she is known for her care of the extreme poor and dying in Calcutta.
So, I ask again, what is your dream? Maybe you have forgotten how to dream. You have been told to just do your job. You have been teased for sharing ridiculously big dreams. You may have failed at some of your dreams and learned that it is painful to dream too big.
At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.~ Christopher Reeve
Let me encourage you once again to dream. Yes there may be some painful failures, but you will also experience some of the greatest joys in your life as you attain your dreams – and you will, because life seems to flow toward dreams.
Your success will not be determined by the mis-steps along the way. You will be seen as successful as you are moving toward that dream.