I LOVE BIG dreams!
Why is this a problem? Because sometimes I hear such great ideas coming from very cool people, and I am so enthusiastic about breaking the confines of society, so pumped for people to push their personal limits that I want to run around yelling:
“What you dream of is possible!!”
Yes, you can land that job!
Yes, you can make more money!
Yes, you can have a better relationship!
Yes, you can be more patient, giving, kind, _________ (you fill in the blank)
Yes, this year will be better than the last! (Counting Crows in the house!)
But you can see why people might get a little bit leery of me, right? So I can’t go around yelling that…BUT I SO BADLY WANT TO!
Especially at this time of year.
See, January starts out so fresh and so full of hope for people.
I hear the most delicious ideas, and goals, and dreams coming from all directions.
And then…something…sort of…happens…
Hope looses its fizz. Suddenly the BIG dreams I’ve heard of…die.
The wish that was whispered under our breath as we lay in bed; eloquently stated in a talk to a friend; or cleverly scripted in a blog or Facebook post… “This year will be different…” gets erased before it even saw some real plans.
And when this starts to happen, I wish I had a soapbox.
Because if I did, I would get up and start yelling:
“Let’s do more with our dreams!!”
Let’s make tangible goals, so our dreams don’t float away!