Great Dreamers Change The World
Dreamers make wishes when they blow out the birthday candles with complete confidence they will come true. They blow on the dandelions seeds and spread their wishes all over the world. They wish on the first star they see each night. The secret that they know is — we are all just dreamers in an endless universe. They know that each dandelion seed that lands, plants a new dream for our future. They are the new realities waiting to be born, to step out on life’s stage and say, “Hey, look at me!”. Pay attention, this is important.
Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than familiar ground.
– Judith Thurman
These dreamers, dream with eyes wide open, and say, “Why not?” It is about getting creative and caring more about doing it better in some way than doing it perfectly. Perfection creates limitations and silences the creativity. It squishes the dream into a tight container and makes it smaller. More narrow. More limited in possibilities.
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach
Doers take the dreamers up a notch. They believe in the magic, but they also know that it takes a little bit of elbow grease to make the machines run. They know that to take the dream into reality we must put it in writing. We must plant the seeds, water and fertilize them, weed when needed, and watch in amazement as the miracle of growth happens. Doers know that the energy goes when the attention flows, so rather than giving their energy to their fears, they focus their energy on their dreams. They know that action needs to follow the dream.
A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch, but on it’s own wings. Always believe in yourself.
The reason I love this quote is that the basic foundation of your life, needs to be deep within in. Not in a spouse, a parent, a friend, a job. Not in being identified in someone or something else. This frees you to be the dreamer who is also a doer and thinker. Because you know it will not be any one thing that brings that dream into reality. It will be a combination of many small things, some things you will even think didn’t work – but the magic is that all of it is necessary for the birth and education of a dream.
The authentic self is the soul made visible.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach
When we are totally immersed within the dream, we allow our true self to peak through the barriers. It is where the courage to be curious comes from, deep within the soul. The soul or your authentic self knows and believes in your true potential. Thinkers know that they can put the dream on steroids because they realize the power of thought and attitude. It is like strapping a rocket onto the doers goals, when the doer has the right thinking to get the dream off the doers paper and into reality. The trick is the right amount of thinking in combination with action.
If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck.
– Jen Wleter
Creative thinking outside the box produces inspiring ideas that can change the world. Creative thinking doesn’t see mistakes. It sees disconnections. It knows that if you just keep tinkering with what you are doing, that the connections will come together. They aren’t afraid of taking risks, of making changes. To them change is synonymous with opportunity.
Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
When we go deep inside ourselves and draw up the dream, enhance it by stripping away all of the negativity about the dream that we have, we become free thinkers who can see without prejudice what the destiny of the dream is. We talk with our souls and see possibilities for the dream everywhere we look. This helps the doer to pick the best door to open to the best opportunities. We walk away from the fear of never getting what our dreams are reflecting back to us.
That brings us to possibilities.
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.
What we come to realize is that every dream takes us up another level. And each level has new challenges and opportunities for growth. Each level demands we live outside the comfort zone of the previous level. Each level is a new passion, which burns away a new fear and exposes a new dream. The journey never ends. The possibilities just keep multiplying. If you are going to leave the world better than you found it, you need to climb each new staircase, ascending new summits. Be so passionate that you ignite the fire in everyone you meet, to rise up and bring the dream into reality.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
I think that this quote is certainly made by someone who knows it to be absolutely true. If he had not continued his work, then his numerous inventions, most famous being the light bulb would not have been invented. He founded General Electric, had a motion picture and record company in addition to others. All because failure to him was just more information to think about. A part of the process, and not something to be avoided.
In order to save myself I must destroy the me I was told to be.
– The Dreamer
Inside each of us is the space where we know. We know, that we know, that we know, that anything that comes into our heart and soul for us to do, is for us to do. And most important, that it is completely possible for us to do whatever is in our heart. I love the quote by Audrey Hepburn “I M Possible” instead of impossible.
So greet your dream with open arms, know that the doer and the thinker will show you the endless possibilities for you to bring that dream into reality – then go do it.