“I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars,
and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.” – Mike Tyson
Anyone can make a list of things they’d like to have “someday”, or push play on the self-help video, or even read a book like this. That’s doesn’t require any persistence. But when you are laughed at, when you are told that you aren’t going to make it, the only things that are going to save you are your dreams and goals. If you don’t have a time-stamped dream – a concrete goal – you’re done for. When the first sign of difficulty comes along, you’re going to quit. But if the goal is more important than anyone else’s opinion, you’ll show up and keep showing up.
People who get into the habit of dreaming big will accomplish their goals because they have the right mindset. You need to look at life with the perspective that you can achieve anything. If you can accomplish big dreams, why wouldn’t you go after them? Why would you want to settle for small dreams?
Here are some reasons to be a big dreamer:
You’ll Be Open to Possibilities
When you dream big, you open many doors. You’ll encounter a good amount of excitement as you go about life because you’ll be in adventurous and unpredictable situations. This is because big dreams push your limits and keep your life fresh. Who wouldn’t want a life filled with excitement?
You’ll Achieve More
When you dream big, you’ll achieve great things. You may even end up achieving more than you ever thought you could. For example, you might be at a crossroads where you’re considering whether or not to get a job in a certain field, or start a business in that same field. The job is a safe bet with a likely limited salary. The business is the “big dream” that can provide fulfillment and not just in the salary potential. You’ll be personally fulfilled and you’ll achieve more for your hard work.
It’s the Right Thing to Do for the World
Big dreams are the reasons why the world changes for the better. It’s the reason why there have been so many great inventions, cures for diseases, etc. Big dreams give you the opportunity to truly leave your mark on the world.
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” ― T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph