Personal Growth

How To Dream Big But Start Small

Have you ever felt like there was something bigger you were supposed to accomplish in life?

Me too.

It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who’s ever felt like that.

Big dreams in our heart can produce a mixture of so many feelings and emotions that it’s hard to process and work through at times.

Dreams that seem so grandiose can cause feelings of excitement and then send a rush of anxiety or overwhelm through our systems because we just don’t know how we could ever accomplish something so big and great.

But oftentimes, what we fail to realize when we *finally* get ready to start tackling our “big” dreams, (whatever they might be), is that we can give ourselves permission to start small.

Think about it for a second with me…

When someone makes a goal to hike to the top of Mount Everest for instance, they don’t just wake up one day and say hey I’m going to get to the top of Mount Everest tomorrow with one big jump! I know if I just wish for it, I can jump really high and make it to the top of the mountain in one attempt.

No, and when you read that analogy, I’m sure you thought what I wrote was crazy. And for good reason. Because that type of logic is. But, all too often, we think that our dreams are supposed to come to fruition this way. We think, maybe if I wish for it long enough or pray for it hard enough, then I can become an overnight success and make that big impossible looking dream come to life in one day, one week, or even one month.

Achieving big dreams are much like climbing a mountain. They take work and time. We have to spend the time necessary planning for how we’d like to make this dream come true and couple that with taking action (even if we don’t fully feel ready to reach those dreams) and then start small.

Maybe you want to write a book and become an author, start writing 500 words a day.

Maybe you want to go back to school to earn that degree, apply to 3 schools for admission (or take an entrance exam if you haven’t already done so).

Maybe you want to run your own business and become your own boss, start your business and file it with your secretary of state.

Maybe you want to become an influencer on social media, start posting on Instagram.

Maybe you want to become a philanthropist, start investing 10% of the money you make.

Whatever it is that you want to do, or whoever it is that you want to become starts with one small thing. You just have to the faith to start wherever you’re at with whatever you have and take that first step into the unknown. And as you keep taking one step at a time in the right direction, you’ll find that you’ll get to where you were meant to be and that it’s more beautiful then you could have ever imagined.

I’m rooting for you here, always.

So remember mama, dream big but don’t forget to start small.

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