“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."
— James Allen
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
— Henry David Thoreau
“A man's reach should exceed his grasp…"
— Robert Browning
[Classic post from 2-20-11]
If we were to do only what we already know how to do, have the capital to complete, and all the details in place, there would be nothing to achieve. It would be sort of like the salesman who had twenty years experience; one year repeated twenty times. There is plenty of that going around. I've even done it for a time here and there and always found it incredibly boring, I move off the edge into some adventure, some big and some not so big, but always interesting.
The first quote says to dream lofty dreams. If we're dreaming, we might as well go for it. In our dreams size matters not. In our dreams we can fly; we can move mountains; we can do anything we want to. Then, when we open our eyes and see the “real world," we sometimes begin to think more “realistically," which is another word for small.
Consider this: Do you imagine that if God were building a mountain that He would have to spend much more energy creating it than a stalk of corn? I mean, can you see God grunting and groaning at the sheer magnitude of the size of the mountain compared to the cool, calm, no big deal effort for the corn stalk? Seems ridiculous to me to think that the God who created billions of galaxies breaks a sweat on any of His creations. Yet, we who were a creation of God, think big things are tough and small things are easy, and little dreams are doable and big dreams are fantasies. How equally ridiculous this is, don't you think?
So, we may as well dream lofty dreams. Heck, dream that they are lofty and super easy while we're at it!
If In God We Trust, We Might As Well Dream Big!
Spread Some Joy Today–Give yourself permission to think bigger and easier. It's all in what we believe and a belief is just a thought we keep thinking.