Today, while enjoying a nice cheese and pesto sandwich that my girlfriend Lydia’s made for me, I was dreaming out loud until my she interrupted me. She told me that I might be better off if I stopped dreaming and would focus on things that will be easier to accomplish. For one, she brought up my vision board. “You’re adding new things before even fulfilling the things you’ve put on there, say 2 years ago.” But to me, a vision board is not about things that are in reach. My vision board is about extraordinary things, and she’s right, some of those things might never become reality.
Not so long ago I was reading Graham’s blog. He posted a movie with a speech by Nick Vujicic. For those of you who don’t know Nick, he’s an Australian fellow without limbs. Imagine yourself! And no, that didn’t happen while swimming with crocodiles, Nick was actually born without both his arms and legs.
Anyway, my post isn’t about Nick Vujicic. (Google his name if you want to know more about him, it’s worth it.) My post is about dreams, more specifically my dreams. Nonetheless, I like to mention two things he said in his speech that kind of inspired me.
“I have many dreams and goals that I have set to achieve in my life.”
Nick doesn’t only dream, he makes dreams come through. He is persistent. I personally like to go one step beyond. I’ve made many dreams come through already. I was a bum, and look at me now, only 10 years later, and guess what… my life has just begun!
“As humans, we continually put limits on ourselves for no reason at all!”
I love the idea of a limitless life. When I look around me, at my in-laws, for instance, they tend to think things over way too carefully. They rather think in problems, instead of possibilities. Many people do. I, on the other hand, I don’t like boundaries. I don’t risk my life, or my family’s, but I completely agree with Nick’s statement. There is no reason to put limits on ourselves.
So, I’m a dreamer… Big deal! I’ve always been dreaming, and besides my girlfriend, my mother loves to remind me whenever she can. But guess what, without my dreams, I would still be a corporate slave in a 9-5 job!
I’ve dreamt of having a family, I’ve dreamt of being financially independent, I’ve dreamt of being in control… and I’ll keep on dreaming! I like to dream for myself, for my family, and for my friends. In fact, what would it all be for, without dreams?