To dream big is the key to creating an effective plan of action.
Last week I talked about writing out lists of what you want in How to Exercise Your Dream Building Muscles.
Next week I want to talk about how to fill out that dream which then becomes the logic for your action plan. But this week I thought I would give you some inspiration to fire you up about creating a 2018 to inspire your imagination.
In the simplest of terms here is the recipe for what you are doing. Robin Sharma states it succinctly here:
Dream big, act small, start now.
Source: Robin Sharma.
This is what I teach with a very moderate exception. Dream big, decided on a goal, chunk it down to small steps and get in action right away.
Brian Tracey writes about personal development with over 70 books to his name. He says:
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.”
Source: Brian Tracy
Napoleon Hill is the author of Think and Grow Rich: The Original, an Official Publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundationone of the most successful self help books of all time.
“Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
Source: Napoleon Hill
Belva Davis was the first African-American to become a TV reporter on the west coast. Can you imagine the obstacles to her big dream?
Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Source: Belva Davis
Don’t worry, there is going to be a space between your dream and reality…in fact there should be a big space between your dream and reality.
Anastasia Bolinder is a freelance illustrator and fantasy writer. Imagination is at the heart of any dream.
To dream is to have a chest filled with stars, a mind captivated by possibilities and a heart enveloped in imagination.
Source: Anastasia Boliner
I interrupt this programming to bring you a quote break. Listen to this inspiring Dream Big song. Don’t just dream big. Dare to dream the impossible dream.
From the musical Man of La Mancha comes the perfect song to inspire that big dream.
Don Quixote is a Spanish noble who has lost his wits but who dreams he will restore the golden age of chivalry. An impossible dream? Perhaps. But not to Don Quixote who fights wind mills he sees as dragons.
I’ve always loved the Jack Jones version.
“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”
Source: Woodrow Wilson
Gabrielle Williams is a noted children’s book author.
We will only grow as big as we dream that’s why we must dream big.
Source: Cabrielle Williams
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, critic, and amateur artist. Here is what he said on the subject.
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Source: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Josie Bissett is an American Actress best known for her role in Melrose Place.
Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them.
Source: Josie Bissett
I can’t think of a better person to wrap this up with than Brian Tracey. He has been lecturing, and writing on this subject for 30 or more years.
Dream big dreams! Imagine that you have no limitations and then decide what’s right before you decide what’s possible.
Source: Brian Tracey
I hope this inspires you to write down a dream or at least create a list of all the things you want in your life.
I want to leave you with this. This ant’s efforts are about achieving the BIG dream.