There’s something incredibly beautiful about a dream. It’s our wonderful, child-like ability to let our imaginations run rampant and conjure up anything and everything that makes our heart sing. But when does a dream become detrimental to your personal growth?
As a child, I was always dreaming of new adventures, life plans and “the next big thing” that would be fun or inspiring to do. My imagination went hog wild all day, every day and I found a creative outlet through writing and drawing – something that I continue to do today. As I became older, I started realizing the downfall of constant dreaming… it only takes you so far. As beautiful as the dreams are, they remain locked inside your head until you act upon them. And that of course, is the hard part.
I can’t count how many projects I’ve started and never finished… how many aspirations I began working towards and then got bored with. This happened not only to me, but also many of my dear friends. It was a viscous cycle of dreaming and starting and never ever finishing, only to pick back up on another dream and start the process all over again.
When I entered my sophomore year of college I began to realize the importance of not only dreaming, but also doing. That is – the ability to see something through from start to finish, even when it becomes dull or difficult. Yes, being a dreamer is so vital to our purpose in life and it’s the driving force that propels us forward and pushes us to be the best that we can possibly be… but without being a “doer”, these dreams become useless. They’re nothing more than a fairy tale, something that will forever live in our imagination and keep us from achieving that next big thing in life.
Where do you land on the dreamer/doer scale? Are you constantly starting new projects and never finishing them? Are you letting fear or doubt cloud your judgment and stop you from pursuing the goals you have in place? It’s time to put an end to that today. Being a dreamer is so important – it’s an innocent quality that I never ever think any of us should ever lose. However, it’s equally (if not more) important to be a doer and put those dreams into action.
So dream and dream big. Reach for the stars and more, but then push your fears out of the way and just DO it. It all starts with practicing self-discipline, mapping out your goals and going after them full force. It’s something that I’m continuing to work towards and I hope that we can encourage and inspire each other to do absolutely everything that we put our minds to.