Are you creating BIG dreams in your life? Are you going after those really big goals? Or are you settling for your lesser dreams, for your lesser goals? There is a power of dreaming big dreams that can transform your life – if you let it! When you tap into the secret power of dreaming big, you will find it easier to reach all your goals, both big and small.
I’ve discovered that one of the key elements that sets achievers apart from the crowd is their willingness to go after their big dreams, to not be happy just reaching their small goals.
Don’t get me wrong, small dreams are important too! After all, small dreams are what make up most of the change process in your life.
But if you are not going after your big dreams and desires, you are shutting off a huge part of your manifesting ability and you are making it harder for yourself to manifest or create even those smaller changes that you want to make.
The problem is one of belief.
Belief in yourself and in your abilities.
You see, either you believe that you can change or you don’t.
To your inner self there are no gray areas in this equation. You either believe that you have the power to change, or you don’t believe it. Your inner self sees all change for what it really is, without the emotional attachments and other garbage that your conscious mind adds to the mix.
If you believe that you can change, then to your inner self there is no reason not to make any change that you decide on. Any change. The size of the dream does not matter, the complexity of the dream does not matter, and the time frame of the dream does not matter. The only thing that matters is that you decided that you want this dream to manifest in your life.
Once you say ‘yes’ to a dream your inner self goes to work, looking for ways to bring that dream into reality. This is the start of the manifesting process, your decision to make your dream a reality.
But that is only part of the process. After you decide to manifest a dream and your inner self goes to work, your beliefs come into play. Your mind looks at the beliefs you currently hold and tries to determine whether you believe this dream is a possibility or not.
There are only two choices. Either you believe you can change or you don’t.
If you do believe that you can change, you will be more inclined to listen to your inner voice and follow the guidance that it gives you. You will be more willing to take action and more willing to look for opportunities.
On the other hand, if you don’t believe that you can change, you will have a handful of excuses and reasons not to take action on your dream. You will find plenty of things to blame for your struggle, and no shortage of things to complain about.
This is a fundamental truth that you probably already know, that your belief about your abilities pretty much determines your abilities. The stronger your belief, the stronger your ability. The weaker your belief, the weaker your ability.
This is true of every belief, especially your belief in your ability to change and to manifest your dreams.
How strong is your belief in your ability to change? Let’s find out.
Here is a short quiz:
1. Do you believe that you can make small changes in your life?
2. Do you believe that you can make big changes in your life?
3. Do you believe that you can totally transform your life?
Unless you answered yes to all three questions you can expect to struggle harder than necessary to achieve your dreams.
Because unless you believe that you can reach a dream, your inner self has no reason to continue to move in that direction. Remember, your inner self has only one way to know what is important to you – it looks to see what you are focusing on.
So, if you decide on a dream, and your inner self whispers its guidance to you… but you ignore it, or talk yourself out of taking action on it, you are telling your inner self that this particular dream doesn’t matter anymore.
This chips away at your belief bit by bit. Every time you think about your big dream, but don’t take action on it you make it a little harder to believe that you can make any change at all. At the same time you are creating a gap between your beliefs and your actions, and that gap has to close. If you don’t raise your actions to the level of your beliefs, you will find your beliefs coming down to be in harmony with your actions.
This is what causes so many people to give up on their big dreams. They can’t stand the frustration, frustration caused by their own hand.
Commit to Your Dreams
You see, it’s not the little dreams that give you trouble, and it’s not the big dreams either. What gives you trouble is being indecisive about any dream. When you are flip-flopping back and forth about a dream or about your ability to achieve that dream, you have no manifesting power. You are not focused in any single direction long enough to make an impact on your life.
But when you commit yourself to all of your dreams – both big and small – you are reinforcing your belief in your ability to change. That is where your manifesting power kicks in.
Don’t be wishy-washy about your big dreams. Decide that you want a thing or not. Then move toward those things that you do want.
It is your big dreams that will set you free and unleash your full potential.
How big are your dreams?
Bob Crawford is a holistic business coach, helping holistic practitioners and other heart-centered business owners create a thriving practice by learning how to attract more clients and make more money, while still remaining authentic and heart-centered. Learn more at: www.growingyourholisticbusiness.com