If you’ve followed this blog for a while then you know that my blog topics are usually inspired by conversations I’ve had with other leaders. The subject of pursuing your dream or even having a dream has come to the surface in several conversations I’ve had both personally and professionally in the past month.
Why do we make pursuing our dreams so difficult?
I think dreaming has to include careless thinking. Safe thinking kills dream making. To help determine your dream, ask yourself these questions:
- What am I good at, not in comparison to someone else, but to me? When am I at my best? What makes me, me?
- If money was no object, what would I do?
- If I wasn’t too scared, what would I go for?
- What seems unrealistic today because of my circumstances but I would do if things were different?
- How do I currently impact others? How can I multiply this?
Is it really true that we should all have a dream?
I can only answer this with more questions. Without a dream how do we know what steps in life to take? How do we make intentional decisions? When the going gets rough what inspires us to keep going? What if your dream could impact hundreds but you stayed closed-minded and didn’t
Can we achieve our dreams without a plan?
Without a plan we will always be living with impulsive direction. You can’t navigate your life on impulse. Plans put action into place and actions make progress. Don’t try to manhandle or control your dream. Let it inspire you. What you can control, however, is your progress toward the dream by having a plan that creates your actions.
Does positive thinking play a role in our dream becoming a reality?
Absolutely! Stop putting negative thoughts in your head and into the heads of others who hear your words. You are what you think. Negative or positive attitudes own your destiny.
Isn’t your dream worth living?
If you are bred to chase your dreams make sure you stop to reflect on today. You might be living your dream and not recognize it because you’re already chasing the next dream. It might be wise to surround yourself with those who can help you live in the moment while you help them dream of the future.
God has a distinct purpose and dream for each of our lives. It is not selfish or too achievement-driven to seek it out. Remember, it’s not about us. Our dreams should impact others and we’re not dreaming big enough if we don’t need God’s help in pulling it off.
Sometimes we can be too humble or conservative to dream big. If this is you then think of it this way… it isn’t really your dream. It’s God’s dream for you. He has predestined what he needs you to do while on Earth. Don’t miss it and don’t under estimate his abilities just because you don’t think “you” can do it. Be still, get engaged, and let God work through you.