The Ability to Dream Big
We still have the ability to dream big, no matter how old or young, no matter where we live. And no matter what our family believed and taught us to believe. However, most of us need to clear the cobwebs off our imagination. And that’s just what we’re going to do.
“I’m going to be an astronaut.”
“I will be a movie star.”
“I’m going to be the President.”
“I’m going to own a chocolate factory!”
What were your childhood dreams?
Why is dreaming so important?
Dreams play a significant role in determining the grandeur or limitations of life. You’ve heard of the “glass ceiling.” Dreams are the glass ceiling we create for our own life. We can create a ceiling just above our head or somewhere out at the edge of the Milky Way!
When that glass ceiling is very low, it often is because we’ve allowed our dreams to be created for us, either by others or by our unconscious mind. Who do you know who chose a career because their parents “suggested” it? Who do you know that stays at a job they hate because it pays the bills?
Think about your own life
How much room do you have until you hit your glass ceiling? What parts of your life could use some dream expansion?
Your imagination needs to be used regularly or it will atrophy. In the same way that you keep your heart and lungs healthy by walking, or your biceps strong by lifting weights. You need to exercise your dream muscle to keep it in good shape.
But before you can really begin working out your dream muscle, you need to know what gets in the way.
All of us carry limiting beliefs
Some we may be aware of. Others may lie hidden beneath the radar of our awareness. Read through the following list of beliefs slowly. Ask yourself if any of them seem familiar. Notice how you feel when you read each one.