Are you dreaming big enough? This is a question that is often posed when the “realist” in us begins to compete with the “dreamer.” The “dreamer” is open to expansive, profound and out-of-the-box ideas, while the “realist” in us questions the practicality, limitations and sheer responsibility of what we’re doing. The dynamics necessary to be an effective dreamer come down to having a clear vision while realizing the magnitude of what your goal will require to get to the finish line and what it will require through a supportive team of more than just yourself.
Allowing yourself the freedom to open your mind creatively is a great starting point in realizing any dream. The genesis of this dream could come from an actual dream that you have at night, an idea that popped in your head or maybe as a result of the inspiration of a person, place or thing. Fleshing out that initial giddiness you may feel when a dream is planted in you, is the starting point for the realization of any dream that you wish to come to fruition.
As the dream starts to take shape in your mind, and in many cases your heart, reality then hits you with the realization of the magnitude of time, energy, support and resources that will be required to bring this dream to life. I’ve never known anyone with a big dream who didn’t question how they would ever get from point A to Z. The only difference for those who were up for the challenge is that they all had one thing in common: they had faith in themselves and in the process.
Big dreams I’ve found aren’t ever achieved as a solo endeavor. They require individuals working together to bring the vision to life. Each person brings their gifts, talents and abilities. The key is finding the right supporting cast that understands the vision and can be trusted. One of the most important things to recognize when expanding your capacity to dream big, is that you should be careful to share or include people in your dream process that have a limiting mindset.
Supersized dreams require us to push the boundaries on what is possible. It starts with a grand thought. Then there’s the understanding that for this idea to take shape there must be extraordinary steps taken, along with a belief in yourself and the process. Lastly, it’s true that “team work, makes the dream work”. Having the right people to support you is vital. All this combined is the perfect recipe for bringing unimaginable dreams to life.