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Why Should You Dream Big?

Why Should You Dream Big?

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.” ~ James Allen

Think about that for a moment; the dreamers are the saviors of the world.

How many times in your life have you been told to get your head out of the clouds, to stop dreaming, and to get in touch with reality? How many times have you been told that this is as good as it’s gonna get?

Does any of that sound familiar?

In his book, As a Man Thinketh, James Allen wrote, “The dreamers are the saviors of the world.”
He then went on to say, “The world is beautiful because they have lived. Without them, laboring humanity would perish.”

Again, think about that… The dreamers - those who create a vision, a picture in their mind of a world that is greater than the current one around us; they’re the saviors of the world.

They breathe life into this world; a life that every single one of us must feed from. They bring hope, they bring vitality, they bring loveliness and beauty.

Now, ask yourself: “Am I a dreamer?

Have you allowed yourself to be a dreamer?

I remember back when I was in my early twenties, right when I got the idea to start my cleaning company. I was so stuck in my life, working a dead-end job as a roofer (even though I was scared of heights). Yet, there was a part of me that knew I wanted more.

...And from that part of me, that dreamer within me, I came up with an idea that would allow me to create more in my life.

Maybe you think that it isn’t such a great leap to go from being a roofer to becoming a janitor.

But for me, at that stage of my life, it was the perfect next step for me to take to progress on this journey of life; to move in the direction of becoming more fully aware of my infinite, God-given potential, and the resources within me to live that out.

But let me tell you, I faced major objections.

It was during a Sunday dinner, sitting around the table at my grandmother’s house, when I suddenly blurted out, “I think I’m gonna start a cleaning company.”

At first, there was dead silence. Then all of the sudden, everyone at the table started talking at once.

My grandmother, my mom, my brothers, my sister, my uncle – everyone – began telling me all the reasons why it wouldn’t work, why I couldn’t do it, why I’d be lucky just to get a basic job that would provide just enough to meet my basic needs.

Yet somehow, that part of me, that dreamer within me, was able to put those voices to the side and press forward. I knew I would start my cleaning company.

...And start my cleaning company, I did.

Let me wrap up this message with one more thought from James Allen.

He wrote, “Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will, at last, be built.”

Read that over one more time, and as you do, just remember that you are a dreamer. You were created to be a dreamer; that is the essence of your true nature.

And as you dream, not only will you positively impact and change your own life, but you will be as James Allen so eloquently put it, “one of the saviors of the world.”

The world needs you to dream, and the world needs you to dream BIG.

What is your dream today?