Dream big! The beauty of
dreaming is that we can create absolutely anything we want, instantly, in the
realm of our imaginations. There are literally no limits to what you can dream
up! Our dreams are not even restricted by the usual physical laws, such as
gravity. In your imagination, if you want to sprout wings and fly, well, then
who’s stopping you?
LET YOURSELF DREAM BIG
As human beings, we have a
terrible tendency to place restrictions on ourselves. We adopt beliefs of what
we can and can’t do or have, and what is or isn’t possible for us. These
beliefs usually have no basis in reality, and are not supported by any
If we cannot accept the possibility of
having and doing whatever we truly desire in life, we are very unlikely to
actually achieve these things. In the often quoted words of Henry Ford,
‘whether you believe you can, or you can’t, you are right.’ Well, I know what I
would rather believe and be right about!
Most of us spend a great deal of
time living in ways that support our beliefs. Know anyone who believes that
life is tough, and that it’s impossible for them to be happy? If so, what are
the odds that person is living a happy and fulfilled lifestyle?
Obstacles to DREAMING BIG
In theory, it should be easy to
dream big, and create our ideal lives in our imaginations. Much easier than
creating everything we want in our physical reality. After all, it’s only in
your mind right? The truth is though, that the beliefs you hold onto, the same
ones that can hold you back from living your dreams, can also hold you back
To dream big is to create a bold
and vivid picture of exactly what you want, and to experience it in your mind,
on a sensory level. To hear, feel, smell, touch, and taste everything that is
happening in your dream. To live it, not as a fantasy for the
future, but as an immediate reality.
To be able to dream big takes a
conscious effort to break through the resistance we can experience as a result of
negative and limiting beliefs. If you find that your attempts to visualize your
life as you truly want it to be are constantly interrupted by niggling thoughts
of, ‘who are you kidding,’ or ‘there’s no way that will ever happen for you-
get real,’ then it is high time to do some heavy-duty mental spring cleaning.
RELEASING LIMITING THOUGHTS
Willing negative thoughts to
disappear doesn’t usually work, and in fact focusing on them can actually
increase their power. The trick to overcoming these limiting thoughts is to
shift your focus onto positive ideas. Affirmations are one of the most powerful
ways of doing this.
Replace your negative ideas with
the convictions that you would want to have if you could choose your own
beliefs. Did I catch you out there?? You can choose your beliefs!! Who else
do you think should be in charge of such a vital job?
It is 100% up to you which
thoughts and convictions you allow to take up residence in your mind. While it
can take diligent effort to remove the negative squatters, being the watchful
custodian of your own head-space is a pretty important task.
The trouble is that many people
either don’t realize this, or tend to forget. Remind yourself that you are the
ultimate, the only, authority on what you will choose to think and believe.
Don’t allow the opinions of other people, or the media, to dictate what you
accept as the truth. Rather than looking outward for guidance, turn inward, and
listen to your heart and your intuition.
Equally important is to maintain
control of your thoughts, rather than letting them run amok. You must be in
charge. I have heard people saying that their minds have run away with them.
Don’t let that happen. If your mind has tendencies to run wild, then you need
to take the upper hand and rein it in. Practices of meditation, or just
consciously stilling the mind, can be enormously helpful in this.