“Better to sink with tempests raging o'er
Masts all dismantled and hull gaping wide
Than rest and rot on some unclouded shore
The idle plaything of the listless tide.
Better the grime of battle on the brow,
With grim defeat to crush thy dying hand
Than through long years of peace to tyrant bow
Or dwell captive in a strangers land.
Better the castle with beleaguered gate,
By battle's lightning shivered in a day
Than peaceful walls in pomp of sullen state,
Through centuries sinking to a dull decay.
Better resolve to win thy heart's desire,
And striving bravely, die in the endeavor
Than have the embers of some smothered fire
Lie smouldering in thy saddened soul forever.”
~ Sam Davis
Do you believe that you are an unlimited being? Do you believe that you command the power that creates worlds? Do you believe that there is absolutely nothing that is impossible – as long as you believe?
When I ask these questions of people, they almost always tell me, “Of course I believe that.” So then I give them a challenge…
Think of the biggest, wildest dream you can imagine. Don’t let anything limit you. Go crazy with this. Make it absolutely the ultimate that you can. Got it? Now write down a description of what you thought of. Use as much description as you can. Try to involve all of the senses. Get a wonderful description. Use as much paper as you need (either physical paper or that electronic paper that we all love to use so much.) Let the description sit for a while…even a day or two…and then go back and read it. Add to it if you want. Keep doing this until you are satisfied that you have the best description of your biggest, wildest dream.
Okay. Now get your dream firmly in mind, and…
Multiply the dream by 1,000. Make it 1,000 times as wild. Make it crazier than you thought you could ever imagine. Write a new description, or add to the old one…but make the dream so much bigger than the first time around. I know you thought you were already at the limit of your imagination…but you have, after letting it sit for a while, given your dream and your imagination a chance to expand…and you will almost always find that it will. After all, when you accomplish the dream, you will be at a new point in life, with a new perspective, and there will always be somewhere to go from there…there will always be a new horizon.
Sit with this new, bigger dream for a while. Imagine it. Describe it. Get crazy with it. Get comfortable with it, and…
That’s right. Make your new dream 1,000 times as wild and crazy again. After all, you are limitless, and so are your dreams. You just have to exercise your dreaming and imagination muscles and you will soon be able to dream so much bigger.
You can continue this process, but before you do. Once you have finished this third stage, take a look back at that first dream…the one that was as big as you could make it…doesn’t it seem tiny now? After all, you are now dreaming 1,000,000 times as big. That’s right…ONE MILLION times.
Nothing is impossible. You are truly unlimited.
Now that you have dreamt this biggerer dream, go out there and accomplish it. Once you get there, or as you make your way there, you will have the opportunities to pursue dreams even further beyond.
Are you dreaming big enough? Don’t sell yourself short. You are amazingly powerful, so it is time to start dreaming and living like an all-powerful being. Let the community know what you are dreaming of. Share your thoughts on stretching your imagination. We’re listening.