It has often been said if your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough. How big are your dreams? What do you feel you are being called to do with this one amazing life you have to live? How long will you allow your dreams to be put on the back burner; hoping that someday, it may happen? As winter gives way to spring, the season of new beginnings, this is the ideal time for you to reassess where you are and give your dreams the chance to thrive. In order to push your dreams to the next level, you must conquer anything that could hold you back.
Below are four essential strategies to ensure you get in position to dream big, conquer your fears, and make your dreams your reality.
Look back on your past with a growth mentality, not blame. Looking back on yesterday with a blame mentality will undermine your capacity to move out of woe-is-me and make your dreams happen. Don’t get stuck in the setbacks, disappointments, or traumas from your past; learn and grow from them. Too often we look back on our past difficulties with anger, anxiety, and insecurities that keep us in a pit of despair and self-doubt. This mindset will only lead to hopelessness and believing change is impossible. Let your past circumstances grow you in strength and determination, not keep you in a place of defeat.
Believe you can have what you desire. The biggest step anyone can take to make a dream happen is to believe that you deserve what you desire. You must believe in yourself enough to claim every promise that God has given you with boldness, despite any fears. Both the fear of failure and fear of success can cripple forward movement when it comes to making dreams reality. Whatever your fears, you cannot let them keep you from your promise. Through faith, all things are possible. So, believe in your possibilities, push past the negativity, and boldly pursue your desires. Believe in yourself enough to fight to make your dreams happen.
Realize that this is an ideal season to begin anew. During this past year, we have lived through some things that have amazed us in both positive and negative ways. We have had to shut-in, be isolated, and change how we operate. You may have had to shut-in physically, but you don’t have to be shut down mentally. Do not let the mental limitations surrounding your potential keep you from the pursuit of what you say you want. You are stronger and more powerful than you can ever imagine. You just have to know it…and walk in it.
Don’t let the company you keep derail your dreams. As you position to dream big, you must make wise decisions when it comes to your connections. Be careful who you listen to and who you allow to pour into your dreams. If someone can’t support you in your goals, ask yourself if these individuals deserve the gift of being in your inner circle. Think about what you really want, make a plan, stick to it, and don’t allow anyone to undermine your journey to make your big dreams your reality.
You have one life to live. You will either live in defeat or you will live in victory. If you want to live a life of victory, boldly go after all that God has promised you, and Dream Big! You deserve it!
About Dr. Brenetia Adams-Robinson
Dr. Brenetia Adams-Robinson (Dr. Bre) is a noted HR Professional, speaker, and author, who has received consistent acclaim for her presentations, experienced in national and international markets. She is most noted with expertise in organizational leadership, employee engagement, teambuilding, emotional healing, and personal empowerment strategies. She is a skilled leadership coach, with specialization in leadership education, emotional intelligence, emotional wellness, and business development.