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“Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them.” Josie Bisse.
Dream Big! When I saw that file folder with the message so brightly displayed, I knew I had to have it. I have always been a big dreamer. My dad was like that too and eventually he invented a product that first responders around the world use in building collapses to secure the structure!
I have not come close to achieving what my dad did but in my own ways I have dreamt big. If you saw my very first blog and saw the land that we are developing, you will have gotten a taste of my big dreams. If you haven’t seen that blog, please check it out, just click the word LINK and it will take you right there.
When we dare to dream, be careful and aware that some people around you may not like your big dreams and may try to bring you down. I had a person close to me, Mr. Negative, mock my efforts on Instagram, blogging, etc. It was a real blow and embarrassing honestly. Sadly, I bought into his perspective. Thoughts like
“who am I kidding”,
“he is right, just stick to my day job” and
the dreaded “everyone is laughing at me” really hit hard.
After spiralling down for a day, something happened and perhaps you have experienced this too. When something goes wrong or feelings of defeat are drowning me, something or someone will come along to change my perspective and they will have advice that is perfect for the situation. This time it was an article entitled “Who is your Goliath?” It was so on point for what I was experiencing it shocked me.
I knew this message was for me.
The article was based on the Bible story of young David taking on the mighty Goliath. In life we often come upon bigger than life characters who can make our lives difficult or impossible. Other times, it is the situation that seems undefeatable, like an illness, injury, etc. Sometimes our own perception or mindset is the problem.
You may think in my situation that Mr. Negative was my Goliath, but in fact when I studied the situation carefully, I am my own Goliath. The thoughts and fear of failure were already running through my mind and Mr. Negative just confirmed them. If they hadn’t, I would not have been so affected by someone else’s criticism. I am sure many of us are our own Goliaths and I know first hand how hard it is to struggle with those emotions.
So what am I going to do?
Well I am not going to let Mr. Negative or even myself rain on my own parade. I am going to conquer my fear of failure because I am going to see this through. I may have success and I may not but I sure am going to keep on dreaming and enjoy the ride wherever it takes me. The worst thing to do would be to give up and buy into Mr. Negative’s comments or my own fears! That would leave the question of whether I could make it unanswered and
that would not be a life well lived!
I hope you are dreaming big today and everyday and pushing every Goliath out of your life even the ones you create ♡
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
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