Many times, we entertain fantasies of dreams and goals for the future, and we take them as far as we can in our minds. The sad part is that as soon as we come back to reality, this is where it stops, and we delegate them to the file drawers of our mind, until we decide to fantasize again. Why do we do this? Is it because we think that there is no way we can reach our dreams and goals? Or is it that the daily grinding puts a lid on our dreams? Is life making it impossible for us to reach our dreams? Living should be part of attaining those dreams; instead, we act as if by living the daily routine, we are removing ourselves from those same dreams and goals. We end up adopting an “impossible” way of thinking, and instead, we replace our dreams with fantasizing about them.
The first step to achieve our dreams is to remove the word impossible from our vocabulary, and our minds, and from our belief system. Let us adopt a different thinking. What was one impossible becomes probable, then, it becomes possible, until it becomes a reality. Many inventions have followed this path. If we adopt this way of thinking, we will reach our dreams, turning them into probabilities, possibilities, and finally into reality. This doesn’t mean that it will be an easy journey – it is different for every person and each person needs to learn the lessons in the process. For some, it is faster than for others; it may even take an entire lifetime, for some.
When we give room to self-doubt and self-limiting assumptions, we are saying the word impossible, over and over, and we start to believe it. Therefore, the next step is to remove the self-doubt and self-limiting assumptions that we entertain daily.
You can dream, but you have to be proactive at your dreaming. To put it simple, you can dream that one day you will win the lottery, but if you never play a ticket, you are self-limiting yourself. You are not acting on your dream. What would someone think if you told them a hundred years ago that one day you would send them mail that will take seconds – you would probably use another way of expressing yourself, maybe by saying that you will one day send a letter that will take an instant to arrive. They would have told you that time traveling is impossible or that you are going nuts; maybe even commit you. An email makes this impossible possible.
This is just an example to illustrate that your dreams are not impossible; it is up to you to dream them into reality. When you start working towards your dreams, step by step, little by little, as you make progress, they will start to look more real, more possible. And don’t forget to send the naysayers an email when you get there.