Why Dreaming Big Just Doesn’t Cut it Anymore

I read a story the other day about how all the big-wigs in the self-help field tell us to think big; dream big — always set your sights high and eventually your mind will believe you are there, and you will be!

Well, I don’t believe that is exactly true.  I think it’s OK to dream big, but you have to remember that it takes a lot of steps to get to the top of a hill.  Therefore, I have found that, for me at least, it’s better to think a little more realistically.  I’m going to think about actually climbing up the hill, instead of just dreaming about being magically transported to the top.

Sure, I dream of living in that Mansion in the hills, and owning a nice Mercedes Convertible.  Last year, I told myself I would have a million dollars in the bank by the end of the year.  I dreamed and dreamed and dreamed, and at the end of the year, I was a long way from getting that convertible, why?

The reason is simple.  It was a nice dream, but I could not accept it on a conscious level, (and even my subconscious had a little bit of a problem with it) and no amount of affirmations would make it come true, because it was too BIG!

This year, and for the rest of my life, I have decided to do things a little differently.  I still have that big dream in the back of my head, but it is accomplished in a future (reasonable) time.  For this year, I plan on making $7,000 more then I did last year.  Then next year $7,000 more, and so on.  Just by the law of multiplication, I should be able to reach my goal by taking these baby steps.  It’s a simple plan to follow, it’s reasonable for both my conscious and subconscious mind to comprehend, and by the time I’m 47 years old, I’ll have that Mercedes Convertible!