Step into the Beauty of a Dream

Recently, a friend of mine was talking about how great it will be to retire. When asked if she had a dream to pursue with her new free time, she simply shook her head. This reaction has happened several times with my friends about a life dream.

This quote by former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, has always made me smile, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."*

Often, it seems that people have given up on dreams or big goals as life takes twists and turns. Or, like my dad who had wanted to be a pilot in WWII, but he was not picked. When I saved up after college and offered to pay for him to take flight lessons, he said the dream had passed. I was crushed and vowed not to give up on my own dreams - even as I aged.

While envisioning your dream is the first step towards turning it into reality, sometimes it still seems too hard to achieve.

Try This: Step into the Beauty of a Dream

Start with something you would love to do - a fun dream or life goal, or simply something you wanted to do for a long time. To help you get motivated, here is a quick exercise from author, Lyn Robinson**:  Imagine being in the moment of achieving your dream or goal with answers to:

  • Who is with you?
  • What are you wearing?
  • Are you excited?
  • Are you full of energy?

The answers start to create a story that will illuminate your mind and give you inspiration to take steps to achieve that dream or goal. It helps me to move forward when I start to doubt being able to achieve my own.



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