What do you dream about? A better question might be, “Are you still dreaming?” When you envision your future, do you think of your dreams and all the possibilities that lie before you, or do you have thoughts about opportunities lost, time squandered, or the feeling that it’s too late to pursue your dreams?
Here some really great news: there’s’ no such thing as being too old to dream! We’re not required to jettison all our unrealized dreams when we reach a certain age. Nor are we restricted from picking up new dreams after a certain birthday has passed. We are free to dream and pursue those dreams as long as we have a pulse. That is so encouraging and inspiring to me! It’s encouraging because it reminds me that life is an adventure to be lived until our very last days, and inspiring because it causes me to realize that each of us should, at all times, have at least one dream that we are actively pursuing.
Dreams give purpose, excitement, and direction to our lives when we are actively thinking about and pursuing them. The mere acts of having and pursuing our dreams make us interesting as people both to others and to ourselves. How boring it would be to just drift along without any dreams or ambitions to help guide and direct our lives?
Perhaps you’ve had dreams at one time that you’ve neglected, or maybe you’ve never really given much thought to a dream you have buried inside of you. If you’ve been distracted from your dreams, reconnect with them today. If you don’t have any specific dreams, spend the next several days, or even weeks thinking about what you’d like to accomplish with your life.
Once you’ve reconnected with, or defined your dreams, think about them every day. See yourself working toward your dream and ultimately achieving them. Then, with this vision in mind, begin making progress every day toward the pursuit and fulfillment of those dreams.
Begin living an interesting life by identifying, visualizing, and finally pursing your dreams. Today is the perfect time to start.