Many Of Us Have Lost Our Ability To Dream.
The daily grind, disappointments and the realities of life intrude to the point that it may have been years since you sat down and just daydreamed about something you wanted. You must dream, however, if you want to make serious changes in your life.
There is a very simple reason for this. If you do not allow yourself to dream, you are closed to possibilities. That is what dreams are, after all: possibilities. In a dream, you can be or do anything you want. It is your brain’s way of showing you possible alternative futures for yourself. When you dream, you give yourself permission to explore those possibilities in a safe way. Dreams are not commitments; they are simply visual tours of the future as it would exist if you take a certain course of action.
Think about how you dreamed as a child. Did you tell yourself that your dreams were not realistic and could not happen? Did you argue with yourself that you were wasting time thinking about things that could not happen? No, of course not. As a child, you simple dreamed whatever it was you wanted and enjoyed yourself thinking about the possibilities for the future. When did you lose that ability? If you really want to change your life, you have to recover it and dream once again as you did as a child. As I say in my book, “The day you stop dreaming is the day you start dying.”
What is it that you really want? I do not mean what you have taught yourself to want; I mean the true dreams that you may have buried years ago in “can’t” and “shouldn’t” and “won’t.” What have you decided you cannot have? What have you left out of your life that could bring you satisfaction and happiness and might be yours if you were willing to do the work to achieve it? Whatever it is, resurrect it, dust it off and give it another look. Learn to dream again, and you will find that your life is changing in many positive ways!