How to Dream Big

Why some people dream big and some don’t

How to Dream Big

I've recently posted things to spark the courage of my audience to go and chase their dreams. However, amidst those who replied with appreciation, an interesting question appeared:

"How do you dream big?"

Why some people don't dream big

In my early twenties, as I ventured into the world of adults, I realised that some peers my age don't have dreams or something they genuinely want to do. I learned that dreaming isn't something that comes naturally. It had to be "learned." It needs courage and some privilege. And to be honest, it's all about luck.

Some people got lucky; they had friends who dared to dream, so they also learned to dream. Some learned from their parents. Some want to change their life, so they dream of something better. Some read books, watch movies, hear people's experiences and get inspired to dream.

Most people I know who don't dare to dream weren't as lucky. Their friends are from similar environments; they don't have anyone to teach them how to dream, and they don't believe they can change their lives. Hence, even if they dream, they don't dream big.

If you are one of them, here are some things that I hope would help you to dream big:

Surround yourself with dreamers

Surrounding yourself with people with big dreams is crucial if you want to learn how to dream big. These dreamers see their dreams as a source of inspiration, not something to fear. They push themselves to become better versions of themselves, and it's a great environment to be in.

Being around these folks can motivate you to start dreaming big, too, as they are brave enough to believe they can change their lives. It's contagious, and you'll find yourself getting excited about the possibilities of your future!

Or, find them online

If you're looking for a community of like-minded individuals who are striving to achieve their dreams, Twitter is a great place to start. You can follow inspiring people who are working hard to accomplish their goals.

It's more relatable to see people who are still in the process of achieving their dreams, such as writers, artists, or designers, rather than only following those who have already attained success, such as CEOs or billionaires. This is because we can better relate to people who are in a similar position to us.

Find the things that you enjoy

Looking back, I used to not have dreams. It was not until I found what I really enjoyed doing that I found my "calling." I had to experiment with many things, some of which I disliked, before finally discovering what I truly enjoyed.

If you haven't found a dream, chances are that you haven't discovered something that you are truly passionate about. I hope you are open to trying and experimenting with many things until you find something that you truly enjoy doing and are passionate about.

It's there somewhere. You only need to discover it.

Dreams are supposed to be scary

Dreams are the fuel that propels us forward, the beacon that guides us through the darkest of times.

They are the visions of our future selves, the aspirations that push us beyond our limits. Dreams offer a glimpse into what we could become and push us to reach our full potential.

So dreams should be scary. Because you are trying to shape the future you. If your dream doesn't scare you, then it is not big enough.

I hope you find this post inspiring. Remember:

It's not going to be easy,
But it's not impossible.