you can dream bigger if you want to.
i once read a quote that said something along the lines of “if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” and i thought, why would you ever want to be scared of your dreams? wouldn’t that make you not want to chase after them? i thought the quote was silly until i realized that it wasn’t.
today was meaningful because i got it.
today was meaningful because i was scared.
not boogey-man scared and not scared of spiders scared. i wasn’t exactly screaming my head off, running around the room, or hopping up onto my bed. the kind of fear i was experiencing was related to the possibility of failure, and more importantly, the possibility of success. i found that the potential for success and failure can also make you afraid to try. and so i began to realize that i must be doing something right. that i should keep working towards those things that make me uncomfortable and uncertain simply because similar feelings of uneasiness have always led me to greater feelings of success. being scared of my goals and dreams means that i am challenging myself and growing. i think the moment your dreams become big enough to scare you is the moment you realize that you have the potential to do anything you set your mind to. maybe it sounds cheese-y, but maybe it is also true.
with two new projects in the works i’ve began to understand that sometimes impossibilities are simply based on a lack of action. that sometimes the only thing holding you back from where you want to be is yourself. i tend to make lists of all the goals i want to accomplish in a day, month, year, and over the course of my life. most of the time, there are several items on the list that always seem a little outlandish when i start to think about them…but then again, they are the ones that consistently show up on each list. and if i was honest with myself, it’s not that the outlandish goals are impossible to reach, it is that i am hesistant to try. it’s kind of scary to think that i just might be able to do it.
let’s face it. if your goals are too easy to accomplish and none of your dreams seem a little out of reach, perhaps it is because you are selling yourself short.
after all, if we had set our limits on the sky, we never would have made it to the moon.