11: Dare to Dream Big

How big is your imagination? Do you dare to dream big—or does fear hold you back? Today’s show explores the idea of dreaming big and stepping out to do hard things. Before you go out to change the world, maybe you need to change things in yourself. Let’s talk about it!

“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” This quote comes from American medical researcher Jonas Salk, and is the perfect lead-in to this episode.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • For 14 years, my company, Let’s Pretend Entertainment, has had one message: “The power of imagination is the power to change the world.”
  • You can’t change the world until you change yourself
  • Imagine your highest imagination–your biggest dream–Can you picture it?
  • Clarity of vision is important: “We can’t move forward without it, but we can move mountains with it.”
  • Why you must have faith–in yourself, in others, and in something much bigger than you
  • It’s when you have faith that miracles happen
  • When you have faith, the universe conspires on your behalf for extraordinary change and magnificent impact
  • As Chief Daydreamer at my company, it’s my job to lead the charge in dreaming big and making things happen
  • Why are people afraid to dream big? They have no faith
  • Steps up to dreaming big:
    • Believe in yourself and your ability to get sh*t done
    • Go out and do something really hard that pushes you beyond your boundaries
  • After my accident, I had to do the hard things required in my recovery. “I dreamed of a life that wasn’t crippled, even though my body was.”
  • What legacy can you leave in this world that makes it a better place for you and others?
  • John F. Kennedy spoke at Rice University on September 12, 1962 and said: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. That goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one in which we intend to win, and the others, too.”

Resources:

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