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7 Reasons Why You Need to Be a Big Dreamer

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Being a big dreamer doesn’t mean that you walk around with your head in the clouds. It means that you’re seeking a purpose for your life and it means that you’re becoming fulfilled in the process.

People that get into the habit of dreaming big will accomplish those goals because they have the right mindset. You need to look at life with the perspective that you can achieve anything that’s possible. If you can accomplish big dreams, why wouldn’t you go after them? Why would you want to settle for small dreams?

Here’s a list of reasons why you should be a big dreamer:

1.    Following Your Dreams Connects You to Your Inner Self. If you want to be happy right down to the core of your being, you need to be a big dreamer. Big dreams can fulfill you right down to the soul because you’ve sought out your true purpose in life. It’s likely the biggest reason why you wouldn’t want to settle on small dreams.

2.    Because You Have a Choice
. You should be a big dreamer because you do have a choice in the matter. Sure you might have a goal or dream that is very difficult to achieve. You might come face to face with failure, and that can be rather frightening. Many people are led down the path where they decide to never attempt their ultimate “big dreams”. You don’t have to be one of these people. You can choose to follow your biggest dreams.

3.    You’ll Be Following Your True Calling. There are not many feelings that could be considered better than knowing that you’ve found the meaning in your life. Perhaps you don’t know what your true calling in life is yet, and you won’t get to that point without dreaming big first. Some people might say that their true calling fell right into their lap, but this isn’t always the case. You need to do some deep thinking and take action in order to get there.

4.    Your Dreams Will Come True. Your dreams don’t need to remain dreams forever; they have a real possibility of coming true. If you’re a big dreamer, you’ll achieve big dreams. It’s a strong belief in yourself combined with those big dreams that’ll make you a personal success. Don’t settle on small dreams when you can be achieving bigger things.

5.    You’ll Be Open to Possibilities. When you dream big things, you open many doors. You’ll encounter a good amount of excitement as you go about life because you’ll be in adventurous and unpredictable situations. This is because big dreams can push your limits and keep your life fresh. Who wouldn’t want a life filled with excitement?

6.    You’ll Achieve More. When you dream big, you’ll achieve great things. You may even end up achieving more than you ever thought you could. For example, you might be at a crossroads where you’re considering whether or not to get a job in a certain field or start a business in that same field. The job is a safe bet with a likely limited salary. The business is the “big dream” that can provide fulfillment and not just in the salary potential. You’ll be personally fulfilled and you’ll achieve more for your hard work.

7.    It’s the Right Thing to Do for the World. Big dreams are the reasons why the world changes for the better. It’s the reason why there have been so many great inventions, and cures for diseases, etc. Big dreams give you the opportunity to truly leave your mark on the world.

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Mark Foo has brought together 48 personal development bloggers and writers to co-author The 77 Traits of Highly Successful People and it’s available to you FREE. Claim your free copy of the eBook now at http://www.77SuccessTraits.com to discover how to achieve all that you want in life.

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  • http://richardshelmerdine.com/blog/ Richard | RichardShelmerdine.com

    Another great reason is that if you die thinking “I could have done that, maybe it WAS possible” that is the worse feeling ever and we all die. Great article!

    • http://www.77successtraits.com Mark Foo – 77 Success Traits

      Hi Richard,

      I totally agree. Never die with the music still inside you.

      Cheers~

      Mark

  • http://swati-myideabank.blogspot.com/ Swati

    Hi Mark,

    That’s a brilliant article :)…In this world where people are just blindly moving down the beaten path it is really inspiring to find someone who is relentlessly pursuing his dreams…To achieve your dreams you should listen to your heart and not get bogged down by others who are constantly expressing their doubts…protecting your dreams is a big task in itself…Dreaming big gives you motivation to take action and strength to overcome failures.

    • http://www.77successtraits.com Mark Foo – 77 Success Traits

      Hi Swati,

      Yes. In the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”, Will Smith told his son, “If you have a dream, you’ve got to protect it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. Not even me.”

      I love this quote. If you have a dream, do whatever it takes to realize it. Don’t die with regrets.

      Cheers~

      Mark

  • http://www.selfhelpfriend.com SallyBeam | Self Help Friend .com

    Thanks for the post. It reminds me to one of my motivational and inspirational quotes from Mark Twain.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

    • http://www.77successtraits.com Mark Foo – 77 Success Traits

      Hi SallyBeam,

      Thanks for posting that quote. It’s great wisdom.

      Cheers~

      Mark

  • http://www.bodyincredible.com Kat Eden

    I love the idea that being a big dreamer makes the world a better place! Sometimes I do wonder if I’m too full of crazy ideas and visions and whether I should just focus on the day-to-day more. I think the key is to find balance – don’t live with your head in the clouds, but don’t be afraid to take a peek and see what’s up there. Who knows how high you can fly if you don’t stick your neck out and take a chance once in a while?

    • http://www.77successtraits.com Mark Foo – 77 Success Traits

      Hi Kat,

      I’m totally with you on this. The key is to find a balance. One school of thought is that we have to be realistic, while another school believes that we should not set limits on ourselves. My thought is, there should be a balance. Just like Yin & Yang. Everything in this world needs a balance.

      Cheers~

      Mark

  • http://www.antoineguedes.com Antoine Guédès

    Nice article!

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  • http://www.SusanRedmon.com Susan Redmon

    Mark, Thanks for sharing “7 Reasons Why You Need to Be a Big Dreamer”. It’s a great reminder. Also, it’s easier to focus on your dreams when you write them down as a list or post pictures on a dream board. It’s all about focus … with focus comes opportunity.

    • http://www.77successtraits.com Mark Foo – 77 Success Traits

      Hi Susan,

      You’re right. Writing things down – be it your dreams, goals, ideas, or thoughts – certainly give you much more clarity and allows you to focus more easily.

      Cheers~

      Mark

  • http://www.findinspirationtoday.com Mike aka Find Inspiration

    Mark thank you for the great post. I just posted an article on my inspirational blog that is very similar. If you can learn more about your deep passions, you can begin to think about how to create value for others using your passion as a vehicle.

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  • http://enlightr.com/cloud Craig

    Very nice post. I dream big and I’ll never stop, it’s one of my main driving forces.

  • http://www.modernmanliving.com Brendan

    I love this concept of dreaming big! I find it inspiring when I think big and just IMAGINE what is possible. By doing it you can surprise yourself by the types of motivating and positive emotions that can spur you on. Thinking small only creates weak and un-inspired attempts. Thanks for this Mark

  • http://www.souravghosh.com Sourav Ghosh

    I read somewhere “It’s better to dream big and fail to achieve them, than to dream small and achieve them” When we dream big, we get opportunity to learn many important lessons of life.

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  • http://switchstories.com Paul Montwill – Switch Stories

    Number 1 and number 7 (Big dreams are the reasons why the world changes for the better.) are the most convincing for me – help yourself and change the world.

  • http://getyour.ultimatewellnessbusiness.com Amalaki Juice

    We are truly infinite decision makers, having an infinite amount of choices to choose from at any given moment. This is a great read! Thanks for the share!

  • http://www.fawnmcmanigal.com Fawn

    Thank you, Mark. Your article is motivating. It reminded me that I’m not entirely crazy for pursuing some pretty outlandish dreams of my own. In my opinion, it’s better to die trying than not try at all–reagrdless the outcome.

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  • http://coachadvice.blogspot.com Guy Farmer

    Very well stated. We can create a self-fulfilling prophecy in our lives where are dreams don’t come true because we really don’t believe they can. This isn’t to say that every dream we imagine is a definite possibility but it’s incredible what we can learn about ourselves if we follow our passions. At lease you don’t have to live a life where all you do is wish you could achieve your dreams.

    Take care,

    Guy

  • http://www.rag.org.za Sydney Francis

    Great thoughts,The dream giver will watch over you to make your dreams
    come to pass. Never stop encourageing people,you will be blessed for this

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  • http://online-outsourcing.blogspot.com/ Saif Eye

    Nice article, really I am motivated to dream big now. 

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  • Yamini Garg

    Its rally helpful
    yet it can provide reason to think big and the reason to success. 

  • Deenayahya

    Hi Mark…thnx for the great sharing article…now you make me be more confident to achieve my dream..allow me to share this yea..tqsm

  • http://www.facebook.com/IshmeetSingh Ishmeet Singh

    Dream big people.. there’s 90% chance you wont be able to accomplish your dreams but then again you made that 10% chance by just dreaming about it…
    -That’s the power of dreams.

  • Mallorielawrence

    thank you you gave some confidence i needed to believe in myself i dont have many friends and ive always been told dreams dont come true but some of these sites gave me something that no one can steal from me today or any day and that is called hope i hope you know you may have just made my life worth living so thank you so much i feel amazing knowing that even as slim as the little sliver of hope is its still there cheering me on to keep me pushing to live my life to the true meaning of me of who i am thank you

  • Ibsajarso

    real this is good concept i learned from

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  • Jan Mcleod

    I’ve had many dreams and never seem to have time to myself, I could not leave my children to pursue my dreams. I didn’t have help with my children, my husband was working which left me at home alone with the boys. Now that they don’t need me as much just my youngest who is 13 in July, I feel I have time but now I’m not too sure what to try. I’m glad there’s a website for dreaming big and encouragement,,,,

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  • My Coaching Corner

    Thank you for sharing this post with us. I have quoted it in one of my posts: http://my-coaching-corner.com/2013/08/26/dream-big-or-lower-your-expectations-which-is-it/

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  • http://shinebrighternow.com Martin Pelletier

    Love this article! It is so important to dream big!