Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"A dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes..."

Those of you who know me well, or who I have coached, know that I'm a BIIIIG believer in dreams!  I'm not talking about the dreams we have in our sleep,although I believe that these have great meaning too. I am talking about the dreams that come from your heart of hearts... your deepest (and often most terrifying and intimidating) desires.  My 6 year old often reminds me that, in the words of Jiminy Cricket, "A dream is a wish your heart makes."  But too often, we think that our dreams are imaginary; that those wishes from our hearts are far fetched, too good to be true, and completely unreachable. 

But what if they're not?  What if our dreams come from an inner wisdom that knows our purpose and nudges us toward it?  What if our dreams, our heart's deepest desires, are not meant to spur a moment of wistful daydreaming followed by a dissatisfied entry back into the drudgery of "real life"?  What if they are meant to encourage us toward inspired action?  What if they are meant to cause us to THINK big???

Below is an excerpt from "The Magic of Thinking Big", an article by Will Craig.  It's food for big thoughts and inspired action.  Enjoy!

As long as you are going to go about your day thinking anyway, you may as well "think big". Anyone can think small, and most people do. In fact, most people keep themselves in the same place in life, doing the exact same thing, without significant growth or change because of limited or conditioned thinking. 

Ideas:  Don't just think about what is possible, think about what might seem nearly impossible, that would require you to grow and move beyond who you currently know yourself to be. Think about what you have always wanted to do or have in your life ... those things that your heart speaks of. "If you can dream it, you can do it." ~Walt Disney

Thinking big equals going big. Thinking small means staying small. You decide. You get to choose your thoughts. Try giving big thought and energy to the direction of…who you are becoming. Be outrageous and let your imagination fly. This does not mean thinking unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky stuff, like being able to suddenly perform superhuman feats. It means allowing yourself to stretch and believe in the beauty of your dreams.

Take a moment today to appreciate the gift of your dreams, and answer that nudge from your wise inner self.  Dream big. Think Big.  And take the first step toward making your dreams a reality and living your greatness!  Not sure what the first step is?  Try Greatness Coaching! Contact me at carrie@coach-carrie.com. 

1 comment:

  1. Great exerpt! I love this: "As long as you are going to go about your day thinking anyway, you may as well "think big"." Well when you put it that way...!!! :)