By Sabrina Roblin
As I was looking for a topic for today’s blog, on the board above my desk I saw the motto we adopted during our first Life Reinspired program development meeting – Dream Big! I’ve kept it on my board for continued inspiration. It made me smile and I realized it was my topic for today.
We hear more about the importance of having a vision than we do about dreaming, as the word and concept of vision is more accepted in the corporate mainstream. Dreamers have more of a bad rap in our culture for being unrealistic, having their head in the clouds, etc. If you’re more comfortable with the concept of visioning, swap out the word dream for vision as you read on.
Einstein, who we can all agree was a genius, said:
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with the big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”
We’ve seen this proven time and again. For example, many thought building the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was impossible due to its design and the rushing currents that sweep in and out through the gate of the San Francisco Bay. But the lead architects held to their big dream. It was built and continues to stand as an icon throughout the modern world. Also, we just had the Winter Olympics and watched athletes live out dreams they’ve had since they were very young.
We need our big dreams more than ever when we’re transitioning to a new chapter in our lives. If your internal dreamer has gotten rusty from lack of use, play and time for reflection are the best ways to reawaken it. Play with children, be creative in any way that is meaningful to you. Lie in the grass, watch the clouds float by and pay attention to what comes up for you. Write in a journal. Allow yourself to dream big about what could be next in your life without thinking about the ‘how’ of creating it. Have fun with it. As your big dream starts to take shape, be as specific as you can about what it looks like, how it feels, what a day in your life would be like. Then keep it in front of you as you start to take steps to make it real.
Everything starts with a dream. May you dream up a next chapter in your life that is meaningful, fulfilling and fun. Find out about our programs to support you in living your dream!