Mondays are always my favorite day of the week. With a clean slate, you get to decide how your week is going to pan out based on your actions. For me, when it comes to Mondays, I crank up the volume, jam out to my playlist, and get moving even after the day job is long over.
And like any normal human being, I have my days where I don’t feel the fire lit under me. I don’t want to go anywhere, see/talk to anyone or do anything because the thought of doing something just drains me.
If this is you right now, have you been feeling uninspired or stuck in a rut lately? If so, keep reading because I’m kicking off this Monday just for you.
A little over a year ago, I shared with you how you can learn to dream big again. Today, I want to dive a little deeper about dreaming. And I’m not just talking about dreaming big in terms of inspiration. The dreaming big I’m talking about comes from a place of need.
Be honest with me.
When was the last time you dreamed about your future? And when I say ‘future’, I mean everything. From your ideal morning routine to your health and finances and even your relationship with your significant other, what is your biggest dream in life?
Aside from money, cars, and homes, how do you envision your dream life?
And if you already know the answer to my questions, here’s a few more for you: Have you created a secret board on Pinterest or a photo album on your phone dedicated to your biggest dreams in life? If not, do you know that the necessity of dreaming big actually dictates the level of your drive in life?
Let’s talk about two kinds of dreaming: dreaming when you’re inspired and dreaming when you’re motivated.
Here’s the difference:
When you dream big in terms of inspiration, you are the focus of those dreams.
When you dream big because of motivation, the focus of those dreams isn’t you.
Does that hurt a little?
It shouldn’t. Why?Because you should focus on how many people you help, not how much money you make. Click To Tweet
Now, don’t get me wrong. Money is a great motivator. However, I believe making money shouldn’t be your sole focus.
Money should be a side effect of you helping/inspiring others and doing what you love. More on this later later.
“What if I’m stuck in a rut or don’t feel inspired, Huong?”
Well, my friends. I’m here to tell you the necessity of dreaming big.
You must dream big. You need to dream big. People are depending on you and your dream.
Here’s why you NEED to dream big:
- When you dream God-sized dreams, you start to believe in yourself more. When you believe in yourself more, you take more action. The cure to fear is ACTION.
- Action leads to you living a fun, passionate, and love-filled life. And when you’re finally living your best life, you’re filled with joy and want to do more and inspire others to do the same.
- You’ll learn that the bigger you dream, your goals in life don’t just involve you. The results of your hard work involves your loved ones and those around you who need you to dream big and act on it.
If your fire is dying, you need to reevaluate and take a self audit.
Once you figure out what you want, dream big because you NEED to.
And if you’re worried about the how, don’t. Because once you understand your reason or your why, the how will always work out.
Something inside of you will push you to keep going when you dream big. If you ever have a tough day, just remember that the hard work you’re doing now is for someone who needs you. And it can be a future someone you love.
From personal experience, one of the worst feelings in the world is the feeling of regret.
If you haven’t started, START NOW. If you’ve already started, you better not quit now.
I’m telling you this from experience. If you think about quitting, I want you to remember where you first began and how desperate you were to be where you are now. Once you feel that pain, let it be your motivator and keep going!!!
Years ago, a fashion blogger I followed shared this: “My biggest fear in life has always been living a life filled with regrets. Not really the regret of making mistakes, more so the regret of not doing. Of not trying enough. Of being too afraid to try. I don’t ever want to look back and see that an opportunity was missed simply because I was afraid to put myself out there.”
Let that sink in and dream big because you need to, not just because you want to.
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