Let’s talk about dreams today.
Do you have a dream? I am sure you do and if you don’t… Well, you should allocate some time to think about it.
But first let’s define a dream. What is a dream actually?
For me a dream is an idea, a vision that is created in our imagination about the future state of reality. A dream is about who we want to be, with whom we want to be, how we want to live, what we want to do, what we want to have, what we want to achieve etc. etc. etc.
What I like about the human mind is that our mind can create a vision that is almost real.
I am sure you had a dream which was so realistic that you couldn’t tell if it had actually happened?
I read somewhere that our brain does not really make a distinction between realities and dreams. The picture we can see in our dreams, the voices we can hear, the scents we can smell are for the brain as real as pictures we see on the street, voices we hear in the office or scents we can pick up in a flower garden. I do not know if this is true, but it seems like that to me.
Abraham Lincoln once said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. What I know is that the only way to create a future is to see it in our dreams first.
Anything created by man was first conceived in his mind. Someone had a dream of “it” before “it” could become reality. So a dream is not reality, but it is very close to it. A dream is not tangible but there is a very thin border between a dream and its outcome.
Please understand me right. I do not promise anybody that every dream will come true, but what I can promise you is that if you do not have a dream it will not become reality!
I have this dream of living a good life. For me a good life is quite well define. I can see me being with my wife as friends and life partners. We are traveling a lot, visiting our children, grandchildren and friends. Walking around in the nature and places of culture. I can feel the wind on my face while climbing with my wife a hill in the forest and I can feel the hot sun on my head while sitting on a city square in Italy sipping nice wine and looking at the amazing architecture around us. I can see me working hard on becoming a man of value. A man that has something to share. I am surrounded with people I respect. We are talking about new ideas, new possibilities. I do not have financial stress. I am smiling and I can feel that what I do has a positive impact on others.
I could go on and on and on… as my dream is very clear to me, and what is more important it is so appealing that it is one of the most powerful inspirational forces for me. From this force I am consciously setting myself goals. Personal development goals, financial goals, business goals. My dream has this incredible pulling power. It makes me stand up early, work hard and go to bed late.
It not only inspires me but also motivates me through my daily activities.
Les Brown once said: “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”
Therefore I would like to invite you to become a master dreamer, to take responsibility for yourself and develop a hunger to live it. If you will I am sure your dreams will come true!