Would you give up one Saturday to dream fearlessly? I’m taking inspiration from a project of the American Family Insurance company. The company partners with local charities across the United States of America on a project to support and/or better that community. You can learn more about there project here. Don’t worry. This isn’t an ad for an insurance company. I’m not affiliated with them nor am I promoting them. I love the concept, though.
Give up one Saturday to Dream Fearlessly. What could I do? What could you do? At first, I thought, I’m living my dream. I’m writing full-time. I don’t need to dream fearlessly. Did you think that, too? Or did you think, give up a Saturday? A whole Saturday? Just for a dream? Whoa to both those negative thoughts.
What does Dream Fearlessly mean?
In my opinion, it means step into your dream. Act as if it is real. Act as if you are the person who is going to make it. Even if your belief is a little shaky. Even if you have not the first clue how to make it happen.
Recently someone challenged me to examine one of my dreams. It was a dream I’d given up. I thought it would be too hard, take too long. I thought it would never happen. But the challenge upset me. I couldn’t let it go. So I looked more closely. And I’m going for it.
Look at the dreams you have. Which one is closest to your heart? Can’t decide? Make a list of all the things you dream of. Beside each one write down all the pros and cons you can think of. If you are listening to your gut, you’ll feel it twinge or you’ll hear it start to sing. That’s the dream. The one you need to step into.
“A dream is a wish your heart makes.”
Being a phrase from a Disney song doesn’t make it wrong. What’s the dream your heart makes? Have you taken steps toward that dream this day? This week? This month? Big steps, little steps, they all add up. It’s the taking action. It’s okay to be scared.
Belief and faith come in time. Act as if you believe. Act with the faith that it will happen. So if you haven’t acted on your dream lately. Give yourself a full day. Saturday, if that works for you. But one full day to plan, to organize, to research, to do whatever needs to be done so that you can take that next step. Believe enough to dream fearlessly. Have enough faith that you will dedicate a whole day to it.