8.04.2012

Dream.

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What do you dream about?

Not while you're sleeping snuggled into bed, but in your heart.
What is it that you long for?

Be specific.
And be honest.  

Don't feel guilty because you want to be successful and brilliant and comfortable in life. What hope, wish, or thought makes your heart excited and makes you feel alive?  

I have a few.  
A few things that I'm aiming for.

I find that doubt-- self doubt-- and fear are my biggest obstacles in believing in my dreams.  Doubting my capabilities.  Fearing failure. Being scared of what others might think when I fail, take those steps backwards in an uphill climb.  

But.

That is all part of life's journey.  The dreamers-- the BIG dreamers-- are often the most successful...The happiest.  The most driven.  

Dont' give up on your dreams because your kids are grown and you 'shouldn't set new goals at your age.'  Don't stop dreaming because you failed before.  Don't, don't lose the feeling of being inspired...feeling excited by something you are working towards.  Dreams, goals, hopes-- they are what keep our hearts young and our lives full of promise.

Make sure you dream big--at least one size bigger than you are normally inclined to do.  Let your mind run to extremes.  
Let's face it:
Most people dream way too small.
~Bull'$ Eye, Robert Kennedy

Hope your weekend is filled with happiness and your heart full of dreams.
xx

32 comments:

  1. You speak the absolute truth! So many of us are afraid to try things without worrying about the outcome. Thank you for your inspiration!!!

    Tiffany ♥
    angel4ever-thecraftyteacher.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you, Krista. I needed that.

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  3. very well said. i think my life-long dream would be happiness!


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  4. I still have my dreams and some day I will make them come true and then dream new dreams.

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  5. I really love this and I probably needed it more than you know. I've sort of "paused" any dreams I had because of so many things. I think it's time to start moving forward again. Thanks for the little push!

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  6. Love that quote & a really inspiring post! Thank u for sharing xx

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  7. It's true, Krista!!

    A good weekend for you too!!
    xx

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  8. Well said Krista. I feel the same as you I think. Sometimes I think things are just too big and 'out of my league' but you know what? You just have to overcome that. A yr ago this month I went and wrote my bike license. I failed the first time and I got right back in that line and tried again and passed. Just this past wknd I did my very first LONG ride with hubby and 5 of our friends and after about an hour of being super nervous (what if I make a mistake, what if I stall .. what if, what if, what if ..) I had a self talk (lol) and told myself "Hey, relax, every rider out there started right here too .. " and that helped. So dream and dream big and don't ever feel you can't achieve that dream!

    Have a wonderful wknd and btw, gorgeous photo!! You're very photogenic!

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  9. Thank you for this post! It is something that we all need to remember!

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  10. My dream is to travel more oversees, and experience different cultures. I think if more people would travel and understand other peoples and their cultures, the world would be more tolerant of differences. Living here in Florida, and hubby being a cop, we have met and become 'family' with people from Germany, Italy, England, South Africa, and Australia. We have been fortunate to find very deep friendships, and from those, have such a different perspective on the world, and on our own culture in the USA.
    And the most important dream of all, is that all four of our kids and their families would move closer to us and we could share more time together: Sunday dinners, picnics at the beach, holidays, birthdays. I dream of when they were little and were within arms reach all the time, and I am sad that I don't see them more often. And I just better quit writing now or tears will start falling...

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  11. Thank you Krista, hope yours is filled with same happiness! sending love from Montreal. Hugs.

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  12. I dream constantly!! Just making them come true is the stumbling block, but i'll get there, have a good weekend my friend xx giving you a hug

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  13. I dream of being comfortable... I don't mean financially or in my physical life, but with myself. I dream of waking and not feeling that need to adjust to my situation (whatever it is) but to say "you know what? I'm fine, YOU adjust!" Donna

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  14. Oh Krista, This is so true! I wanted to go to college for years and was so scared. I was afraid I would not be able to do the work, I felt to old, I was socially shy and was SO afraid to meet new people. I had some things happen in my life that kind of pushed me and I finally decided it was something I really needed to do and that I had to get over the fear. I started school last summer at age 38 to get my degree in Medical Office Administration. I have made some wonderful friends, held a 4.0 GPA for two full semesters and two summer semesters, won a scholarship, and was elected secretary of the Student Government Association. Besides how much it has enriched my life, I feel I am setting a good example for my children. Showing them that you are never to old to follow your dreams.

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    1. WOW!! You go girl!! I am so happy for you:)...Great job and wishes for continued success!!!

      xx

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  15. Hi Christa,I dream that my panic attacks could go away and love to take walks with huby and Lilly are granddaughter that we are fostering ,love a walk on the beach and love to see more off the world and meet people ....Nat

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  16. Very inspiring words Krista, I am lucky enough that I share my dreams with the best man I could have, just like you do. Also some dreams came true last night for team GB....3 golds in the athlectics...this Olympic Games is just so inspiring..loving it and we are lucky enough to be going next Tuesday...yipee!
    Happy Sunday, keeping dreaming big!
    Jane x

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  17. i dream alot , but as you them fears come back , im the same with my crafting ,i always throw cards in bin , my dream is to own my tea shop with craft shop in it silly i know but hey i can dream :) xxx

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    1. i don't think that sounds silly--- it is a pretty awesome idea!!! who doesn't love to craft and have a warm cup of tea or coffee close??! Keep at it!

      ...and keep a spot open at the table for me!!:)
      xx

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  18. What a super post - it certainly made me stop and think.

    I think one of my biggest dreams is to be able to live life without fear - the type of fear that prevents one from trying to follow one's hope/dreams/ideas through. To learn not to fear 'failure' and to really believe that we don't 'fail' we provide ourselves with an opportunity for improvement. I am probably mis-quoting but there is a saying "A life lived in fear is a life only half lived"...it is true. There are lots of things I now think 'if only' about so I am trying to be more positive and less intimidated by my own dreams and aspirations.

    Big hugs to you Krista

    Toni xx

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  19. Hmmmm I feel the same as you when you wrote that you are oubting in your capabilities .... I am the same, and my dreams are to stop doing that and live a normal peacful life. Hugs! Mojca

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  20. This is so true, and I honestly think, it´s a big problem for most people all over the world. We care way too much about, what others might think and say, and because soo many people always are soo envious, if one person does something really good. I admit, I´ve always had a really high selfestime and have always had my own saying to my kids, when they grew up, which was:
    There´s nothing you CAN`T do. If othhers can do it, you can too and even better, and you´re not your mums kid for nothing. You just dare to believe in it, and if you believe you can, then you also almost always can do anything you want, so go for it folks, whatever it is you want. If others have done it before you, you can too, and if noone has done it before, then you can proof it can be done and be the first to do it right?

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  21. Love this, Krista! Wonderful musings. Really love the Kennedy quote, too! Hope your dreams are all coming true! :^)
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  22. i dream of lots, but your right, i do care what other people think, so that has stopped me from doing things before. i dream of owning my own little craft shop, full of handmade things and being on the SC design team, thats one of my goals!

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  23. Ah I needed this today as I originally sat down at the computer at 6am to check class enrollment status and search for a job.
    I dream of a day when my husband stays in the same country as us, his family, for more than 24 months at a time (this is probably a record, being here as long as he has.) I dream of a the day I achieve my goal of earning my degree (and staying in one place long enough to do this in person rather than online.) and I dream of a day when all is well with the world. *sigh*

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  24. Something similar was on a card I received today - I suspect He is speaking again!
    Thanks for this.
    Paula (PEP)

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  25. Thank you; I needed that today.

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  26. I loved this post, Krista! It made me think...and look at my dreams today. They tend to change from time to time, but I have a few that remain constant. :) I would love to be able to be a full time philathropist and be able to touch and help many others in some meaningful way. I would love to travel to faraway places with my hubby - as many countries as I can possibly get to and experience humanity worldwide. I would love a part time job I don't dread - that's an ever changing process as I consider schooling, desire, ability, etc. And I never want to stop dreaming out of fear they won't come true. :)

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  27. it's crazy how crippling self-doubt can be. If only it wasn't always looming

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  28. You write the best posts! You are definitely wise beyond your young years. :) I am guilty of letting fear stop me... and I think it's time to change that. We only have this one life and it's too short not to spend it filled with love and happiness. Thanks, Krista! :)
    {hugs}
    Regan

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  29. I am a dreamer, no doubt about it...I love this post, it is so genuine! Thanks for that =0)....Fabi xxx

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