When speaking with friends and reflecting on my own experiences, there are 3 main reasons BIG dreams come true:
- Be Clear on Your Dreams
- Persistence–Don’t give up!
and by far, the most important:
3. People, people, people
As Laura Watts talks about in her recent guest post, The Power of Connecting, our connection with people makes an incredible impact in the quality of lives we lead. There is no way I would’ve been able to sail in Mexico if it weren’t for Don who I met through my friend, Kyle, who I met through Tim, who I met through Raffi, who I met through Marvin, who…you see my point. All of my big dreams have been possible as a direct result of a combination of people.
Everything in our lives, especially now is directly related to our connections with one another. One of the reasons I have such faith and a deep love for humanity is because I’ve seen humanity at its best countless times in my life. I’ve seen people go out of their way to help someone in need. I’ve had numerous people send an introduction email or tweet to connect me with a job, important person, or opportunity. My doctor in Panama was a complete stranger, but he went above and beyond to help me feel comfortable, knowing I was in another country and that emergency surgery is frightening, no matter where you are.
I’m sure you’ve done incredible things for people too. I know that there have been wonderful people in your life who have opened doors for you as true leaders do (see Bill Treasurer’s guest post). There have been people who have helped you in a time of need and who have taken the time to see you, nurture you, and love you for who you are.
I would love to hear about your stories of how people or one person helped make one of your BIG dreams comes true.
After you take a moment to post in the comments, thank someone right now via email, tweet, Facebook post, or owl (been watching a lot of Harry Potter lately) who has helped a BIG dream of yours come true. And my invitation to you before the day’s out, is to help someone with their dream. If there’s not an email or introduction you can send, take a look at Kickstarter.
I’m going to send some emails right now and will be online with the fabulous Arianna Merritt and Kristen Lajeunesse later tonight June 27, 2013 7pm EST to discuss more about making dreams come true. Keep an eye on the Twitter feed for the Google Air link!
Happy dreaming & connecting!