Everyone has a dream. No matter what dreams you are trying to pursue, regardless of whether it is to save humanity, to end world hunger, to overcome poverty, or to simply get a promotion or to change a better car, the truth is that your dreams matter. Many a time when we are young, we tend to doubt whether we will achieve our dreams. We start to say let us start small and we also sometimes land up pleasing others just to keep our sanity.
Here are some examples which prove that age is just a number
- Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook at age 19, became a billionaire, and the rest is history.
- Matthew Mullenweg used to work for CNET Networks. In 2005, he founded WordPress, a content management system used by over 60 million websites.
- Catherine Cook, the creator of MyYearBook.com started the website at the age of 15.
- Tumblr, the famous blogging website owned by Yahoo was founded by David Karp after he turned 21 years old.
- Ryan Block started Engadget when he was 26.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.C. S. LEWIS
It is never too late or too young to have a dream or to realize your ambitions and goals. Take the first step by daring to dream big dreams. Here are 10 good reasons why it is important to dream big and aim high
1. It is inspirational and motivating
When you aim high and dream big, one of the most obvious benefits is that you will feel driven and be inspired by your dreams.
A lot of people fail to reach their goals because the goals they set are not exciting and motivating enough.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.Tony Robbins
2. It boosts your creativity
When something is big and exciting enough, it forces you to think outside the box to reach it. And this is why thinking big and aiming high can boost your creativity.
The challenge comes when you set a big goal that requires you to do something different. When you aim high, you will need to think creatively to achieve it.
This is because if you do what you have always been doing, you will always be getting back the same old results.
3. It takes you out of your comfort zone
Yes, pursuing big dreams requires you to get out of your comfort zone.
You see, if you keep doing what you’re comfortable with, you will never grow. You will be getting the same results over and over again. Until you change what you do and move out of your comfort zone, nothing changes.
In order to make a change, you need to do something different. And this is why you should aim high. When you expand your comfort zone and do something uncomfortable, you will start to see progress. And different results will come to you.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.Adre Gide
4. It makes you grow
As we have talked about above, pursuing big goals requires you to get out of your comfort zone. And when you do that, that’s where growth happens.
You can never improve and grow if you keep doing the same thing. It is only when you do something differently, you will experience growth.
And to be successful, you need to grow. You need to improve, learn, and become better each day. This is why aiming high is so important.
There is no way you can grow if you are thinking and playing small because that’s what everyone else is doing.
5. It inspires others
Besides growth, you will also inspire others in your journey to pursuing big dreams. If your goal is to get a raise or a promotion, you will only inspire yourself, and maybe your spouse.
But if your goal is to build a product that can save people’s lives or end the child’s abuse, it becomes interesting and inspiring.
Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?Nelson Mandela
Why do you have to stop yourself from unleashing your true potential? Why do you need to limit yourself by playing small?
6. It attracts opportunities
When your dream is big enough that it inspires others, rest assured that it will also attract bigger opportunities.
You become what you think about most of the time. If you are thinking and playing it small, you will attract small opportunities. But when you are thinking and playing big, big things will come to you.
This is why successful people who have accomplished extraordinary results have big visions.
Champions and professional athletes aim for Olympics gold medalist, mediocre people don’t dare to even think about winning the competition held in their districts.
7. It encourages long-term thinking
We all know that success is not a one-night thing. It will never come to you in the short-term.
Real success is long-term. It is not an overnight result. If you are wishing to make quick money in the short-term or without any effort, you are not going to achieve real success.
When you dream big, it encourages you to think long-term. And when you think far into the future, you will not be intimidated by the short-term reward.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’Muhammed Ali
8. It unleashes your true potential
How do you know how much potential you have? Well, you can’t. The only way you can know your own limit is to go all the way.
For instance, you can set a goal to earn INR 100,000 a month, but what if you have the potential to earn INR 500,000 a month?
As I said, you will never know your true potential until you do. Hence, this is why you want to dream big and aim high. Your thinking will unleash your potential.
What if you’re a genius but because you don’t dare to dream big, you play it small your entire life?
Don’t you think that you’ve wasted your entire life?
9. It gives you better results
Aiming high actually gives you better results. When you achieve your big goals, you win.
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.James Cameron
The problem with most people is that they don’t even aim for the ceiling in their house. And then they wonder why they are not successful.
I know, it is not easy. Success isn’t easy, if it is, everyone would be successful.
And because it is hard, it makes you someone extraordinary when you dare to dream big and work for it.
You see, most people don’t dare to dream big and they don’t work for it. Therefore, if you are willing to aim high and put in the effort, you will do far better than most people out there.
10. It gives you greater experience
When something is easy to get, you will never appreciate it.
This is why we experience the sweetest victory when we poured in hard work and work through defeats and failures.
Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.Malcolm Forbes
You see, if you want to make these dreams come true, you must first start with thinking big. And since you are going to be thinking and dreaming anyway, why don’t you do think and dream big?