Lately, I have been talking to a lot of people, teams and athletes about dreams. Not the kind of dreams you get when you are sleeping (although sometimes I think those cultivate your dreams in real life) but the types of dreams you have for your future.
I believe that big dreams and small dreams are what make that world go round. That dreams evolve, stimulate, and inspire all walks of life, all ages, and all shapes and sizes. With that said, dreams have the potential to create positivity and power when they are actually aimed for and then reached due to the dedication to get there.
I think a huge problem we face in society today is that people don't fulfill their dreams based upon fear. Fear of failure, fear of change, fear of the grind, fear of what others will think, and fear of what's to come. This fear that we carry on our shoulders doesn't allow dreams to be fulfilled. These dreams we have just become wishes when we let fear control our actions or lack there of our actions.
The challenge is to diminish fear (easier said than done I know).
For being somewhat a tiny human I have BIG DREAMS (like huge actually). The kind of dreams that when I tell people who don't know me, they want to laugh. They want to say "are you sure?" "good luck with that" and "you're joking right?" Well actually jokes on you because when you say those comments my head says "watch me prove you wrong" and my mouth says "No. I am actually dead serious."
Now some of these GIANT DREAMS of mine, to name a few include...
- Forbes 30 under 30
- TED talk
- New York Times Best Seller
- Book Tour
- Being my own Boss Lady
- CONQUER THE WORLD BY MAKING IT A BETTER PLACE. WITH A LOT OF POST-ITS, VIDEOS, BLOGS, BOOKS, PICTURES, TALKS, WHATEVER IT TAKES, I'LL DIE TRYING. (I'M NOT SAYING WORLD PEACE PEOPLE, COOL YOUR JETS. I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO BECOME BETTER HUMANS EACH DAY AND TO KEEP THE MOVEMENT MOVING, SO MOVE WITH ME AND JOIN THE LIVIN' THE DREAM PARTY)
Am I crazy? Probably a little. Is this going to be hard? Hell yeah it's going to be hard. I'm going to have to do anything and everything I can to reach these dreams of mine. Time, money, heart, energy, soul and passion. But if I was scared of a little hard work I wouldn't be writing this to begin with. Because not only do I need to prove to those who I have already told these crazy cool, crazy fun, crazy big dreams that these are going to happen, I now have put it on the web... now the entire world knows... I can't run... and I can't hide. Accountability folks.