Everyone likes to talk about “big dreams.”
But making dreams happen is an entirely different beast.
Reading, thinking, philosophizing–these things have their place, but they’re no replacement for taking action.
Life is movement. If you’re not moving on your dream, your dream is just a hallucination.
How do you give a dream legs?
The first step to get it out of your head and into the physical world.
Let There Be Light
In the first book of Genesis, we read the following:
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4And God saw the light, and it was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.
The creation story, whether you subscribe to the bible or not, gives us some important insights on the creation process.
God takes the darkness and transforms it into light. Taking our dreams and making them real is no different. It’s the transmutation of thought into the physical plane.
And you have the power to do this, right now.
Making dreams Real
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu
Get ready for the woo woo. Cast your skepticism to the side and take the following actions:
1) Put your thought onto paper, write it out
The very act of writing it down on paper is an act of creation. The God of the Bible did the same thing. He spoke it into being. You have the same power. Speak your dream into existence. Write it out and post it so you can see it. Your dream now exists on a physical plane.
2) Take the first step
What is the simplest action–no matter how small–you can take today to make your dream a reality? When you figure it out, go do it. Don’t wait.
Big Things Have Small Beginnings
People like to think of dreams as the ephemeral, intangible, otherworldly things that only come true for a select few. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Like any great book or musical masterpiece, it all started by taking that first step, no matter how small or insignificant it seemed. Beethoven started with a single note; the Pyramids with a single brick; Hemingway with a single sentence.
Dream it, write it down and do it.