If Your Dreams don't scare You, They aren't Big Enough

2014-07-11 13:52

“Our Deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

Remember those good old days where life was carefree…?

Where the toughest battle was waking up early for school and one of the saddest moments when Mufasa died in the Lion King…? (Yes, I know you cried).

When we were kids, while we were growing up. We were always told we could do anything we put our minds to, that the world is ours.

But somewhere along the line, we lose that sense of confidence.

We start second guessing ourselves and lose sight of where we envisioned ourselves.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that we should have pursued each and every childhood fantasy. If we did, I would imagine that we would have a lot more astronauts, firemen, pirates and superheroes running around (Although at this point I think we could do with a few superheroes...but that's a topic for another time)

I do however believe that we should never lose that drive and ambition that fuels those very same dreams and channel it into every aspect of our lives.

It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and famous?” Actually, who are you not to be?

As we grow older Reality pushes us a little harder and it’s now up to us to make the Dreams we envisioned for ourselves a Reality.

Seems easy enough doesn’t it? But how many of us have snuffed out the flames of our dreams for fear of failure? It seems easier to bury what we really want to achieve and settle for a more mundane path than to fight for what we really want.

I’ve come to realise that there is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. So take the risk and endeavour to live the life you’ve dreamed of! Discard the excuses and put your game face on! More importantly, don’t let the many years of studying or hurdles that may come your way blur your vision and deter you from reaching your goals.

Aim for the moon, and even if you miss, you will still land among the stars**

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