Have you ever dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big? Who among you hasn’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer or winning the Indy 500? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the homecoming queen or big business CEO? And how many times have you dreamed of being rich and successful, or happy with your relationships?
Do you ever find yourself dreaming big dreams and having great goals? Sometimes your dreams remain just that; and your dreams easily collect dust in the drawer.
This is a sad turn of events in your life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self-actualization, you get caught up in the boring routine of living from day-to-day, leading a mostly uneventful life.
But you know what’s possible? Life could be so much better, if only you learned to aim a little bit higher and reach for the stars.
The most common problem to setting goals is the word hopeless. Most people get hung up thinking ‘I can’t do this’. ‘It’s too hard.’ ‘It’s hopeless.’ ‘No one can do this.’
If everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.
Scientists were always baffled when they looked at the humble bumblebee. In theory, the experts said, it was hopeless for the bumblebee to fly. Fortunately for the bumblebee no one has told the bee that it cannot fly, so fly it does.
On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken dreams.
If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting language, you will never be able to break past what you deem hopeless. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the hopeless dream.
Joanne Says: Take a piece of paper and write down ten current goals in your life. Create a list that includes three headings: first, goals you know you can accomplish; second, goals you might be able to accomplish and third, goals you deem hopeless, yet attractive to you.
Now look at all the headings. Do your best every day to accomplish the goals that are under things you know you can do, list number one. Check them off when you achieve them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the second header – the one you might be able to get done. By the time you complete the second list of goals, you may be ready to either go after what you deem hopeless or change them into something you now want more.
As you journey through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were hopeless become easier to accomplish. And the hopeless begin to seem possible after all.
The challenge is not to limit your imagination, it is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. On the other hand, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic.
Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned.
On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would laugh at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these hopeless dreams are now realities.
So dream on! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you walk the path of improvement, and reach for the stars, you will find out that the hopeless has become a little bit more possible.
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