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Dream Big, Are You Dreaming Big?

Updated on November 19, 2012

As weird as a dream may sound to be, it is always good to dream big. There are some men and women from all walks of life who have managed to turn their dreams into reality while others haven't. Did your dream come true? Most of our toiling is directed toward making a dream come true. While this is so, there are folks who depend on luck. They do not believe that they can work hard towards making their dreams come true but they literally say that life is a matter of being lucky.

There are many books written by different authors about the American dream. According to the definition given in Wikipedia website, "The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States; a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work."

James Truslow Adams defined the American dream in 1931 as, "Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement." Of course, we will all wish to live the kind of life defined by James Truslow Adams.

So, what does it mean to dream big? I sought to find out opinions from others in one of the internet forums. Below is an extract of what they had to say.

"People dream big when they need good, graceful and stunning future in their lives! All people even those who have given up have a dream but what makes many of them not achieve what they have been dreaming of is they don't take heart and continue with their mission; they fear facing challenges there is no way you can have big dreams without passing through big challenges too! You must learn to be a superior fighter in order to achieve your big dreams; you must fight big, get hurt but continue till you get what you wanted in life!"–Luicer

Dreaming Big Quotes

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."James Allen

"Not fulfilling your dreams will be a loss to the world, because the world needs everyone's gift — yours and mine."Barbara Sher

"All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose."Brian Tracy

"Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."Napoleon Hill

"Dreaming big is aiming high. When you dream big, you practically set your goals to standard and you are motivated by the power of achieving your dreams. You usually have the confidence that you will achieve your goals and you never settle for defeat. People who dream big cherish their dreams and never give up. They look into the future with determination and aim at accomplishing whatever they are set to; their dreams."– Dacox

"Dreaming big is having goals and doing something about these goals so as you find yourself. You find purpose and direction. We should not settle on small dreams instead we should dream big. We all deserve a better life but we should not compare ourselves with others. You dream small you will not be fulfilled down to the soul. Dreaming small will make you not like whom you are because you are not content but big dreams make you fulfilled and be proud of yourself once you achieve them. We may have a similar or different dream but we should not compare ourselves with others since dreams make us have unique purposes. You may be having a dream of becoming a doctor while I may be having a dream of becoming a professional chef. Your purpose is treating those who are sick while my purpose is cooking delicious meals. Being a chef is what I will be proud of myself and passionate doing and this does not mean that I am dreaming small."– Shanti12

"Dreaming big is having goals that will help you earn a decent living. Dreaming big is working each day to achieve goals that will make your life become better and richer. We may not have the same dreams. Since our dreams may be different there are people who want others to have the same dream like them. This is where a problem arises because it is difficult for one to live another person's dream. Have your own dream but it should be a big dream in that it leads you to live a better life that is richer."– Mosley

"Dreaming big is knowing where you want to be and working towards achieving what can lead you there. Education for instance can be a tool for a better tomorrow. What you seek, ask, or rather long for is what you get."– Genius2

What I have come to notice is that each day people are working. They are not working without a reason but they are working because they have set goals that will enable them to make their dreams come true. Dreams if they come true will make them to live a better, richer life and also enable them to open more opportunities. However, some of them are not pursuing their dreams because of fear. The truth is that pursing a dream isn't simple. It does take a lot of determination, effort and so on so forth.

The process of pursuing a dream has made some people to be disappointed. They work hard each day but their dreams seem to be taking a much longer period to achieve them than they had expected. Some of them had to quit in pursing their dreams. The good news for you today is that if you do not quit but continue to work hard in a consistence and persistent way while you remain to be focused then you will make your dream to come true.

Try to find solutions to obstacles that are hindering you before you consider quitting in pursuing your dream. Make an effort to go an extra mile in making your dream come true. Therefore, quitting will never be the best option other than leading a person to be a loser.

It is a fact that we were not all born with equal abilities but we are capable of pursuing our dreams and making them come true. The reality is that No person will make your dream come true other than yourself. What you want to do with your life is upon you to decide. Use your imaginations to imagine how exactly you want your life to be like.

Making Your Dream Come True

What can you do to make your dream come true? Here are some of the things:

1.) Keep on learning in order to hone your skills. Advancing your education will enable you to acquire skills that will make you to work effectively and efficiently. By advancing your education you will be able to open new opportunities and this brings you closer in realizing your dream.

2.) It is good for you to be flexible whenever changes occur. When changes happen you should adapt them swiftly.

3.) Your dream will not come true overnight therefore learn to take each day at a time. Stop being anxious about tomorrow's uncertainties which you are not certain if they will happen. Appreciate today by doing things that will move you closer to realizing your dream.

4.) Set goals that will lead you to make your dream come true. Since it usually takes a long period of time to pursue a dream, it is important that you set short term and long term goals.

5.) You should never fear while pursuing your dream. Fear is the greatest obstacle that has denied many people the opportunity of pursuing their dreams. Be courageous always if at all you want to make your dream come true.

6.) Always acknowledge that you deserve success. Once you acknowledge this, you will have a mindset of a winner. This will make you to pursue your dream in a way that is aggressive.

7.) You should be willing to help others to pursue their dreams. The point here is that when you help others they'll not hesitate to help you also in pursuing your dream.

8.) Stop complaining how difficult or challenging it is to pursue your dream. Find solutions to overcome the difficulties encountered instead of complaining.

9.) It is important for you to follow your intuition. Your intuition will guide you while pursuing your dream.

10.) You should have passion if you want to make your dream come true. Being passionate about your work will make you to work hard each day. You will accomplish each day a lot of work within a short period of time just because you have passion for your work.

11.) Believe in yourself while pursuing your dream. This will make you to be competent.

Once you have identified your dream go for it. While pursuing your dream, always remember that quitters never become winners.


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      Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

      @teaches12345, Thanks for your positive comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Great advice on pursing one's dream. I think your thoughts on fear are right on and believing in yourself only adds to the achievement of our overall goal. Well done!

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      Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

      @Nell Rose, Thanks for appreciating this hub. We actually influence the universe when we dream big, the law of attraction. I'm glad you voted this hub up.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, really interesting hub, I remember reading somewhere that when we dream or even daydream our way to success in different jobs or hobbies we actually influence the universe, so its a great idea to really put your thoughts and influence behind the ideas, voted up! nell

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      Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

      @QudsiaP1, Glad to hear that from you, always dream big.

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      I like to try and dream big. :)

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      Joshua Nyamache 5 years ago from Kenya

      @Vellur, Thanks for voting this hub and for acknowledging that it is inspirational and positive.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Enjoyed reading your hub. Very inspirational and positive. Great write. Voted up.