Today, we can expand our lives as big as our dreams. One of the first ways we do this is to become content with our present lives. You might say, “But Jason, I want my dreams, not what I’m doing presently, so why are you suggesting that I become content with the present?” (I can relate, on some days this idea seems like a very counterintuitive suggestion to me, too.)
But let me illustrate how being content with the present is indeed very important to realizing our dreams. Say we are camping in the middle of nowhere and run out of food before our fifteen-mile hike back to the tiny town where our car is parked. There is only one restaurant in town, which is called “Bob’s Pretty Tasty Greasy Food and Stuff”. There are only a few things on Bob’s menu, none of which we would ordinarily choose.
Still, we’re almost definitely going to order one of the menu items and not hold out for, say, sushi or grape leaves. After the incredibly long hike, we compromise without hesitation because we are STARVING. We will eat practically anything, even if it is Bob’s Wednesday night special, which happens to be “Random Fried Stuff”.
In the same way, if we are STARVING for fulfillment, we will often compromise for much less than our dreams. So, it’s important to cultivate the awareness of being sated with our present lives because then we’re in a place to really choose to go after our dreams, and not base our decisions on feeling STARVED for instant change.
When we are sated, if our dream isn’t on one menu, we’re willing to travel until we find it or, if need be, learn how to create our dream from scratch.
In our dreams, we often see a change in our circumstances and life situation. We also see happiness. It may take time to alter our circumstances and life situation to fit our dreams, but we can live the happiness part of our dreams, right now, today.
When we live this happiness, we begin today to expand our lives as big as our dreams.
Game of the Day
What can you do to become sated with your present circumstances?
How can you live the happiness of your dreams today?
Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska. He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset. For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.