Mereces lo que sueñas – You deserve what you dream
This has long been written on a sticky note posted on my bathroom mirror.
It reminds me that our dreams belong to us, they signal a desire deep within us. What I have realized is that sometimes we don’t believe we deserve them. Who am I to want to build an empire? Isn’t it selfish to want to be a millionaire or a multiple six-figure earner? Isn’t it crazy to want to be an artist or performer – how will I pay the bills? Shouldn’t I take my dreams down a notch? I shouldn’t want so much. I don’t really need that much. and on and on we go, talking ourselves out of our dreams. We settle for a truncated version of our desires. We play the ‘it’s not that bad’ game.
I wholeheartedly believe in appreciation and gratitude for what we have and where we are but that doesn’t equate to resignation nor does desiring more equate to ingratitude.
It is human nature to evolve, to desire an increase of life, whatever that may look like for each person.
Sometimes we may worry, will I ever be satisfied? Yes you will, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a new desire that inspires you to do, try, create or experience something new.
I think instead of worrying our dreams our too big, it’s when we stop dreaming that the trouble begins.
Think of where our world would be without big dreamers – no Edison, Einstein, Ford, Wright Brothers, Copernicus, Curie, Parks, King, Jobs, Gates, Obama, Rowling, Winfrey, and on and on.
These people had big dreams, confronted rejections, failures, doubts, and fears, and still they kept their dream alive, and the world is better for it.
The same is true for you. The world needs your big dreams, whether that’s a simple life in the country, running a farm or ranch, growing fruits and vegetables, raising animals and children, or the hustle and bustle of the city, running a multinational organization or charity, writing novels, plays or blogs, painting, dancing, performing, singing, designing, protecting, researching – the world needs it ALL, every bit of it. The technologically advanced and the technologically challenged. The artist and the analyst. The laborer and the administrator. The teacher and the learner. The chef and the customer.
There is room for all of us and for all our gifts, talents, interests, strengths, skills, and dreams.
What is your big dream? The dream that creates nervous excitement? The dream that feels almost too good to be true yet it lights you up when you think about it? That’s what the world is waiting for you to bring into reality – that is what you are here to do.
Instead of bringing our dreams down to reality, we must bring our reality up to our dreams.
How? Visualize it. Feel it, touch it, taste it, smell it, see it. Feel it emotionally, sensually, viscerally, spiritually and physically. Use that energy to choose an action to take that aligns with your vision so that you are bringing your dream into your life incrementally, allowing yourself ever so slowly to become it.
I’d love to hear what your big dream is! There is power in sharing it with someone who believes in you and holds the space for you to step into that vision. That’s me! I believe in you and I hold the space for you to become the best version of you.
Sending you dreams that make you giddy with excitement,
P.S. Please consider sharing this with someone who might need to hear this today.