We all like to dream. Hopefully, most of us like to dream big.
Dreams, however, can be a bit daunting. That is, of course, when they're big. The bigger the dream, the more fear comes attached.
But, “big” is a relative word. My big dreams of being a wife and a mom might seem “smaller” than your dreams of being the CEO of a million-dollar startup. That, to me, would be an incredible achievement but it's definitely not my biggest dream. That's not to say anything negative about your dream - it's just not mine, and mine are not yours.
“Dreaming big” doesn't necessarily mean you have to be the guy to invent flying cars, be the richest man in the world, or find the cure for cancer. All of those things would be great, and if that's what you want, go get it! But, just because you change history in doing so doesn't mean your dream was “bigger” than the next guy's. It's the time you spend dwelling upon those dreams that make them big. It's the quality of the questions you ask, the amount of effort you put in, and the passion that stirs within you that makes your dreams big.
But what about the fear that's attached?
Take it one thing at a time. The most successful people I've come across always have one main focus. That focus is their dream. What I've been learning lately is that it's better to have one focus in each aspect of life. And for each focus, one goal at a time. Always push yourself, but make sure the effort doesn't take a toll on your sanity. The effort should do nothing but give, and if it's not giving, you're probably not focused enough.
Stay focused, conquer the fear.