Were you one of those kids at school who was always getting told off for dreamily looking out of the window?
I wasn't. You see, I'm not a natural dreamer.
In fact, I used to push away any dreams that entered my head. I was unbelieving: 'I can't have that,’ scared: 'But what if I don't get it?' and scathing: 'Stop being so frivolous and get your head down.’ The phrase 'waste of time' resonated in my head every time a dream popped in.
But since those days I've made a lot of changes. I've lost 140lbs. I've ditched a well-paid job that I was highly successful at but bored with. I've retrained and I've moved countries. I've even set up my own business. And in the process, I've learned what a vital role dreaming plays in actual doing.
I am the most practical person I know. And I hear everyone else like me saying, 'but, I don't want to set myself up for disappointment - what if I don't make my dreams come true?' Well, you sure won't get there if you DON'T give yourself permission to dream. And once you start dreaming, it’s fun. Give it a go and not only will you enjoy it but you'll also start to experience how dreaming can actually help you achieve the change you want in your life.
Here's my practical guide to dreaming:
Why should I dream?