Dare to Dream

A new year represents a fresh slate, a do-over of sorts, and a motivation to make the new year better than the last. We set goals, we pump ourselves up, and promise we will follow through this time (just like we did last year and the year before that).

Life is Precious and Time is valuable

Each of us were created with purpose, and we were each allotted a certain amount of time here on earth. Time is one thing we cannot get back. In other words, life is too short to not pursue your dream and fulfill your God-given purpose.

Sometimes we get stuck, I get it, I’ve been there. The only way to get unstuck is to move, even if it’s a little step at first, just keep taking those steps forward. (I will talk about how to get unstuck in another post.)

I spent years chasing after dreams I thought I wanted, only to realize my motivation was askew and they weren’t my dreams. The moment I hit the realization that I had wasted so much time, fear came knocking, telling me it is too late now, I had to dig deep within, re-adjust, and believe God is a Redeemer of time. So, if this is you and you think it’s too late, you’re too old, or the boat already left without you, then I have some good news for you.

It’s not too late! You’re not too old! Your season in life may have changed, but your purpose hasn’t.

There is no better time than today to get alone, quiet yourself, and revive your dream.

Maybe your dream is dormant, you tucked it away, and you haven’t had the courage to visit it. Well, my courageous friend, now is the time. If your dream was truly your dream, it is not dead, but sleeping, and it’s time to wake it up.

You might ask…

How do I know if my dream is really my dream?

“When the dream is right for the person and the person is right for the dream, the two cannot be separated from each other.” John Maxwell

When Someone Else Owns Your Dream
  • It will not have the right fit.
  • It will be a weight on your shoulders.
  • It will drain your energy.
  • It will put you to sleep.
  • It will take you out of your strength zone.
  • It will be fulfilling to others.
  • It will require others to make you do it.
When You Own Your Dream
  • It will feel right on you.
  • It will provide wings to your spirit.
  • It will fire you up.
  • It will keep you up at night.
  • It will take you out of your comfort zone.
  • It will be fulfilling to you.
  • You will feel you were made to do it.

Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure it is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure it is what you feel. – T.S. Eliot

What is that thing that makes you come alive? What excites you? What animates you when you talk about it?

Be Free & Stay Free

2 Comments on “Dare to Dream”

  1. Good post, Stacey. I often find that peoples’ goals are not their own. One way I do this is with a Values Inventory. A Values Inventory will quickly reveal any conflict around their goals and dreams.

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    • Absolutely! An important part of the foundation of putting your dream to the test is asking if it is in line with your values. This begins with the ownership question, “Is my dream really my dream.” For a dream to become reality it must agree with the values a person holds, or it will become a struggle and a burden, and will not satisfy. It takes courage to say yes to a dream, but well worth it. That was a great point to bring up, thank you, Dale.

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