Why do dreamers get such a bad rap? Gandhi, Tesla, and Mary Kay Ash were dreamers. Oprah, Elon Musk, and Camila Cabello are dreamers. Without dreamers, there would be no art, no innovation, and disruption would never occur. You can argue that virtually all progress would cease without dreamers.
Dreams and dreamers are considered esoteric oddities, but they serve a true, fundamental, even scientific role is the manifestation of prosperity. Because all prosperity is created twice. First in the mind of the dreamer, and then on the physical plane. I would posit that the materialistic person seeking success, and the spiritual being seeking enlightenment, would both be wise to harness the power of dreams in their journey.
No one who ever produced a breakthrough did so by accepting conventional thinking. That’s the nature of dreamers. We are able to see the future before others can even fathom it. To accomplish something earth-shattering, transformational, or game-changing, you have to possess a belief in your dream – and yourself – that many other people are going to think is egotistical, delusional, or crazy. So how do you know which way to go?
It's actually easier than you think. Divide the people into two groups: those that believe in your dream and those who think you’re nuts. Which group is living the kind of life you want to live? Listen to that group.
The right dream serves to give you motivation to toss the covers off the bed in the morning, provides the foundation to create the right goals for yourself, and the map that guides you in the best way to spend your days. Allow me to share my advice to would be dreamers:
First and foremost, it can’t be just any dream created for virtue signaling, to appease someone else, or to fill in the space in a workbook. Dreams like those have no gravity. As soon as you face serious resistance in achieving them, you'll likely crumple like a cheap suit. You want to build a dream with gravity – one so compelling it pulls you toward it.
Your dream needs to be as big as you are. And that’s really big. Because you don’t want to create a dream for the current version of you. You need a dream big enough to tantalize the future version of you, the highest possible version of yourself. If your dream isn’t contagious, courageous, and outrageous – you’re just not being realistic.
Finally, if your dream doesn’t scare you a little, create a bigger one. Because the bigger you make your dream, the bigger your dream makes you.