Here’s an interesting thought: what if your dreams are supposed to scare you? What if it’s that surge of adrenalin-induced energy that is meant to be a sign to you that you’re on the right path? Nobel Peace Prize winner and 24th President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf once said that “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.” So, what if it’s that tingle of fear that indicates that this is THE DREAM for you, the one that you’re truly meant to dedicate yourself to and bring forth into reality? And what if it’s the realization of that dream that will help you to make a difference in the world at large?
When I was in university working on my first degree, my roommate was a highly competitive die-hard sports fan who used to say “go big or go home” whenever we’d go out to toss the Frisbee™ around or play any kind of game. She meant that if you’re not going to bring your “A-game” and give it your best, then don’t bother playing at all.
I thought it was a good phrase and it’s stuck with me ever since because I firmly believe that each and every one of us has the power to change the world and make it better – but we can’t do that by playing it safe and avoiding everything that scares us. If we want to make a difference in life, then we have to step up to the plate and own those dreams of ours. We have to be willing to go big, or we really might as well go home.Go big or go home: reasons to build your biggest dreams! #success Click To Tweet
The best way to make a difference in this world is to become all that we are capable of becoming… to reach our full potential, build our biggest dreams, and live our lives to the fullest. In doing so, our joy in creating something meaningful will inspire everyone around us to do the same — to reach for their own dreams and make them happen, to become the best, most productive, and happiest version of themselves. And they will in turn inspire others, in an ever-expanding ripple. And that’s how we change the world.
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Way to go Nathalie??
Thanks Rattan — glad you enjoyed the article. 🙂