At school, we are told to give children SMART targets. Meaning, their targets should be Small, Manageable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. Up until now, my dreams have also been SMART; nothing too big, nothing too ambitious, nothing unrealistic and nothing that would take a long time (I’m a “want it done yesterday” type of girl).
I was encouraged as a child to have sensible dreams; dream of being a doctor, a lawyer or a scientist, something conventional; respectable, professional and not too flamboyant. Although I am very grateful for and proud of what I have achieved as a result of my small, sensible dreams, my eyes have been opened to another way of dreaming.
Dream big – be bold!
I am no longer embarrassed to share my big dreams and no longer think that they are pie in the sky daydreams; something to be laughed at. Now, I take my own dreams seriously and expect others to do the same. I have learned to be honest about my dreams and accept that maybe I will fail, maybe things won’t work out or…. maybe, just maybe, they will. I invite you to join me in dreaming big and being bold!