As you start this week, thinking of the daily micro tasks in front of you—drop-offs, grocery runs, email processing, and the like—don’t set aside your big dreams. It’s easy to immerse myself in the day to day, I find, and there is real benefit to that. The little things really do matter.
But there’s something significant and special about the big picture stuff, the stuff that keeps us dreaming. Don’t be afraid to awaken those big dreams this week. Think of those ideas that seem insurmountably huge, and ask yourself—why do they seem so big? What’s stopping me from getting closer to them happening? What’s the worst that could happen if I gave it a try? What’s the BEST that could happen if I gave it a try?
I’ve been thinking about this during my 31 Days series over at my personal blog. Day after day, I’ll write about a new place we want to visit, and if I’m feeling tired, I’ll think, why are doing this travel thing again? Why is this such a dream of ours? And why can’t I just stay in my yoga pants and watch Parenthood next year?
And then I’ll write a post that links to other families doing this round-the-world travel thing on a much grander scale, and I’m back to being inspired. I’ll feel less alone, more at ease, and even a bit braver. There’s solace in good company with those that dream big.
So hold on to your dreams this week, even if it’s a ho-hum set of days in front of you. Surround yourself with dreamers, be it online or in person, and set a few concrete tasks in front of you that’ll bring you just a few steps closer.
What’s your big dream?