Spending time dreaming is not the waste of time some would have you believe. Daydreaming, more than anything else, can stoke your creative energy and amp you back up. It's vital to your overall mental, emotional and physical health, and neuroscientists have found dreaming to be an important part of your cognitive wellbeing. A 2012 study published in Psychological Science by researchers from the University of Wisconsin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science suggests that a wandering mind correlates to higher degrees of what is referred to as working memory. This means dreaming might help us tap into creative problem-solving.
Apathy and complacency are the real enemies of love. They sneak up on us like small leaks in a boat and drain our imagination until we lose all motivation to keep growing. We’ve all fallen into this chasm of downward energy, but it's vital to continue dreaming and acting on dreams to develop as human beings.
Recommit to letting your mind explore new possibilities by conceptualizing your biggest dreams and acting on them within the next 24 hours. Here are 16 quotes that will inspire you to live your dream life.
“Dreams are necessary to life.” - Anais Nin
“All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” - Jack Kerouac
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman
“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.” - Joy Page
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask, why? I dream of things that never were, and ask, why not?” - Robert Kennedy
“All men of action are dreamers.” - James Huneker
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!" - Goethe
“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” - Colin Powell
“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” - Anais Nin
“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” - Jesse Owens
“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” - Les Brown
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” - Henry David Thoreau
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France