What is Your Big Dream?
In this post we are going to cover your big dream, the state of dreaming plus going after what you want.
Did you know that some people, myself included, didn’t even know what ‘you big dream‘ even mean’t for the longest time.
I believe that when we’re young we are absolutely encouraged to dream all the time. Then somebody comes home and says something like, “I want to be a Broadway star,” and their parent says something like, “Oh but honey, don’t you think you should have a backup plan and maybe go to college?” Yes, guilty. I did that to my daughter. Oh the Guilt.
She has forgiven me by the way. I want to say to you that first off, as an adult I want to encourage you to get back to dreaming, because dreaming is critical to moving forward and having whatever success that you want. Honestly, I don’t care if it’s your big dream or a small dream. You might be at a place where a small dream is all you can muster right now. That’s okay, because at least you start. Start somewhere.
I believe that one of the things that … I’m going to share a couple of my dreams. I’m going to be a little transparent here, but a couple of my big dreams are, we have a museum, the Boys Fort Heritage Museum in my tribe. It’s a wonderful museum, and it takes a lot of money to run that place. One of my dreams is to be able to support the museum and make sure that it stays open for all to see. Another one of my dreams is to be able to get Native Americans out of poverty. The poverty level for Natives is very high. I want to help get them out and break that poverty cycle. Those are big, long term dreams. Okay?
What if you can only dream about being able to get out of bed everyday and have a good attitude? Being able to get out of bed and feel great about your day. Guess what? That is the perfect, perfect place to start because you have to start somewhere. I want you to really take some time today and reassess your dreams. Get a piece of paper, just whatever you have. Get anything out and just sit down, spend five minutes in quiet and say, “What is my dream? Where do I want to start?” Whatever you decide on, whether it’s a big one or a small one, just start. I want you to go back and think, or maybe you gave something up. I think that’s the biggest tragedy for most people is if they had something and they gave it up. Life happened. You know what? It’s normal. It does happen.
I want to encourage you. Sit down, sit in quiet, and go back to the drawing board. Go back to, what do you want to do in your life? What’s your big dream? Again, if you can’t come up with that right now or if … Look, list it even if you have no idea right now how you’re going to do it, I want to encourage you because it’s important. It’s very important for you to take some time, think about you. Don’t think about anybody else. No one else right now. What is it that you want to do? Take that time and do that this morning. All right? What will happen is, I’m going to help you with this series, I’m going to help you not only identify and then we’re going to start making plans on how this can come true.
My big dream of supporting the Native American Museum is not going to happen overnight. I get that, but when we have our three states of being, our mind, body, and soul in alignment, then we can start moving forward. That’s what we’re here to do.
So, go on and start thinking about your big dream but remember you need to start with your desire, go back and read part 1 of this series if you haven’t already HERE.