No one had ever walked on the moon until Neil Armstrong did in 1969 changing how we viewed the world.
The idea of female astronauts seemed ridiculous to many people until Sally Ride traveled into space in 1983. Nine years later, Mae Jemison, became the first African American female astronaut to travel into space and work on the Space Lab. She says, “The best way to make dreams come true is to wake up.”
Are you ready to wake up and make your dreams come true?
Many people don’t go after their dreams because they give reality too much credit.
What do I mean?
Reality is a construct. It’s a limitation we put on ourselves.
No one imagined anyone could run a mile in 4 minutes until Roger Bannister did. Since Bannister accomplished this feat, thousands of other male runners have followed in Bannister’s footsteps. The current world record holder is Hicham el Guerouj who ran a mile in 3:43 minutes proving that existing limits can be broken.
Many people said they never imagined they’d see marriage equality in their lifetimes. I would say it was just that lack of imagination that slowed down the process. In the 1970s several same-sex couples began asking for marriage licenses at county clerk’s offices and filing law suits for the right to marry. However, it wasn’t until June 2015 that the United States Supreme Court finally ruled that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry. Why? Because it took that long for a majority of people to be able to see it as a reality.
As you may know, I was a passionate advocate for marriage equality. It was a dream of mine I was committed to bringing to life. I envisioned a world where LGBTQ people had the same right to the American dream as everyone else. The right to marry and have a family of their own creation. I was willing to work for that dream and help people envision that dream coming true.
When we envision creating something new in our lives or in the world and we work towards it we are creating with the Universe.
Our ability to imagine, believe and think outside the box of reality is what allows us to shift our perceptions of what’s possible and to shift the world!
Your dreams are important!
What dreams do you want to see come true?
Do you want to find love? Travel to other continents? Write a book? Start a business? Create a family? Retire early? Move to another city? Embark on a new career?
Don’t get caught up in the obstacles. Yes, there will be obstacles, but be unstoppable.
- Be willing to be ridiculous!
- Be Bold
- Dream big!
- Have fun!
- Believe in yourself.
- Believe that your dreams can come true.
- Be flexible.
- Don’t give up.
- Find someone whose made that dream come true?
- Find someone whose succeeded in a similar venture?
- Keep seeing your dreams come true. Visualize it.
- Share your dreams with those who believe in you too!
- Take the steps needed to move in the direction of your dreams.
- Be ridiculous, audacious, brave and courageous!
- Follow Your Heart!