Think about that quote for a minute, and think of the person who said it. Her dreams were not “fluffy”, just fleeting imaginations. They were deeply rooted in her convictions, her beliefs, her determination to break free of what bound her and her people. Many people in her situation just resigned themselves to ‘what was’, and gave up dreaming of any other possibilities.
I really believe that nothing changes if we don’t hope and dream of what else might be possible. Possibilities can become realities if we tenaciously pursue them and are willing to put in the work to make them become realities.
If you want your world to change, you must first allow yourself to imagine what is possible. Then if you allow those possibilities to be planted in your heart and mind, they will germinate like seeds in the ground, and grow up to be new realities.
In my coaching, I ask everyone to create their own vision board, a visual depiction of the life they are hoping for, of the possibilities they want to become realities in their lives.
It’s amazing what happens within us when we “see” something – things move from the realm of wishing and hoping to the realm of possibility. We begin to move towards those possibilities, overcoming whatever obstacles are in the way, defying the odds.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12, ESV