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Can you dream too big??

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Can you dream too big?

I guess it’s natural to feel discouraged every time and again. But, the part that I don’t understand is, why do we get discouraged by dreams? We’re supposed to dream, and to dream big, right? So why is it that when you do, and your brain starts operating on hyper-drive going a mile a minute that the next thing you know you’re left just simply feeling discouraged? Is it because one's dreams are simply too big? That seems like an oxymoron, I know, but it poses an interesting question.

I’ve always been a firm believer of having high expectations and dreams for one’s life. But, why is it that even after all that is already accomplished that you raise the bar thaaaaaat much higher and then work your ass off to get there? It seems silly, and yet I know I’m not the only one who does this.

For example, I am a world-class athlete, close to being finished with my Ph.D., author of a kids coloring book you can find on Amazon, traveling the world doing what I love to do. And yet, I feel like my message could be even more far-reaching than it is. I feel like there is a lot of untapped potential that is not being used or channeled in the right way. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do. I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t, but when I sit here thinking about what the next big thing for me is going to be, I toss around these grandiose, and very do-able (in my mind) ideas, and think to myself, “yeah, that would be cool, but what about…” and then I come up with something even cooler! It’s exciting, yes, but then before you know it I’ve got these crazy ideas that I’ve now rationalized to be 100% do-able and then I go into action-mode of figuring out who I already know and who I should contact to make that uber-grandiose idea a reality.

I think I have a problem! Ha.

Some people would be content for life if they were in my shoes, but I’m not content here in the here and now, and I’m not content with what is to come, I keep just thinking bigger and bigger. How do you find that happy medium? Does it even exist? What are your thoughts on this??

And as a wise friend told me the other day, “yes Anjali…but why don’t you just do what needs to be done to graduate first.” Touché.

My gut tells me: no. Dreaming big is what it is all about, no matter how big. It is through these big dreams that we continue to have something to strive towards, a reason to live, something to aim for. But, it is interesting to me how easy it is to get lost in the world of dreams...


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