Afraid to Proclaim Your Big, Scary Dream?

Isn’t it funny how we can struggle with something for a while, sometimes even years, and suddenly there’s this moment of clarity, or acceptance, or wisdom? This reminds me of the quote from Paul Auster, “Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever.” Usually when I hear this quote, I think of external events changing the course of one’s life; however, it is amazing how powerful our thoughts can be – something clicks and, in that moment, we see life differently.

I’m sure we’ve all had at least one of these moments in our lives, if not more. Thoughts so powerful that you realize nothing will ever be the same – the world you know no longer exists and is replaced with a new reality. I recently had another one of these moments as they relate to our big, scary dreams.  Dreams so big and scary to us that we’re afraid to voice them out loud for fear of others perceiving us as delusional. My moment of clarity was that I realized that the “greats” – those people who have accomplished amazing things – were probably thought of as delusional at one time by others.

Why is it important for us to openly proclaim our big, scary dreams? Because our focus becomes our reality – by stating it out loud, it becomes your sole focus and you can’t help but be successful at it because it becomes your reality.  I’m not saying there won’t be failures along the way, but making your dream your focus will get you to where you want to go much faster than you would otherwise.

Here’s your call to action – it’s time to walk through that door of opportunity – what have you been afraid to openly proclaim as a goal or dream? Something so big that it scares you and you are afraid others will think you’re delusional? This is your moment – openly proclaim your goal or dream today because it will become your focus which will then make it your reality and you are another step closer to making it happen. By the way – did I mention I’m going to be a multi-millionaire soon (gulp! – openly proclaimed!)?