“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt
There is nothing quite like the power of a dream. (Inception taught us that, right?) However Eleanor knew before that how powerful dreams can be. Dreams are passion, inspiration, and full-fledged creative freedom.
Add in some positive thinking, and where do you end up?
Maybe you end up thinking – just maybe – that what you want isn’t as far away as you thought it was. In order to live your dream, don’t you first have to believe it’s possible? Your dream isn’t just going to come up to you, pinch your cheek and say “I’m what you’ve been waiting for!” Of course not! Most dreams can’t talk anyway. And I say “most” because Orlando Bloom can talk. And it may have been my dream to marry him at one point in my life. And hey, since I’ve moved on from that dream, there’s nothing saying you can’t have it too! However, in order to make that one a success, you’re probably going to have to get into the film industry, find a way to meet him, and become a home-wrecker (he’s married [insert sad face here]). Essentially, it’s going to take a lot of work.
Which brings me to my next point. If it’s worth dreaming about, it’s worth working for. Remember that little comment your dream is never going to say? Well it’s also never going to say it because you have to work to get where you want to be. Unless you’re Taylor Swift, whose parents moved to Nashville for her to become a singer when she was 14. What a lucky ducky she was, eh?
Point is, unless you’re Taylor Swift, you need to work to make your dream a reality
But hey, if you’re passionate about it, it’s not really work at all, is it? If you enjoy it, chances are you’ll enjoy getting there. The sweat will be worth it. Logically, hard work for anything produces results.
Logic is the final point I’m going to make. It’s grand to dream gargantuan dreams, but let’s be honest, we’re not going to marry Orlando Bloom. That’s just not logical. The same goes for every dream: the dream has to be workable. You can dream huge, that’s fine. You can let your mind wander to the impossible. Just don’t let the impossible consume you. Chances are that today, you’re not going to be the first person to touch Jupiter, you’re not going to become the Queen of America, and you’re certainly not going to marry a vampire. I’m sorry if any of those dreams hit home. But let’s be honest, marrying a vampire would be extremely unhealthy even if you could. Get your heads out of the gutters people! They suck your blood! So not sexy.
However, if your dream is reachable (or if it’s not, maybe it can be with some fine-tuning), then work and passion will get you there. The sky is the limit folks. But I think we can do better than that. In fact, we can make outer space the limit. Which leaves us all fairly limitless, don’t you think? Well, limitless within the limit of logic, that is. But any dream is big enough to pursue.
So now I’ll ask:
How big can you dream?
Because people, you are the future.