It’s amazing how within a moment your whole life and perspective can change. Dreams that once seemed so distant become clearer and closer than ever before. But it’s easy to remain focused in those moments of celebration, when the path opens for you. Staying true to yourself in the long haul when all the doors seem to shut around you is when it becomes a challenge.
I’ve had the privilege over the last few weeks to meet a diverse group of artists; all who had/have dreams. Many shared their hearts and the journey they’ve taken to reach their dreams. However, they all keep reaching. It’s not that they have “arrived,” but that they never stop growing and searching for the next challenge. Their openness to all of the possibilities creates more possibilities for them; and that I believe is the key to unlocking dreams.
But what does it mean to dream big? Everyone’s dreams are relative to the individual. However, if one has an overall vision for their life and work that drives them in all that they do, then everything that they invest in will be part of making their dreams come true. Each step of the journey is in fact, living the dream. This perspective is exhilarating to me because instead of waiting for your dreams to come true, you can celebrate the journey towards those dreams; knowing that you will never fully arrive so the dream never has to end!
So perhaps a fulfilling life is not about achieving your dreams, but having a dream that lasts you a life time.