Let's Get Ahead of Ourselves
After seeing the video compilation of Will Smith wisdom the other day, I was re-inspired by Will’s encouragement to dream the impossible, unrealistic and ridiculous dreams.
Electricity, air travel, visiting the moon … once upon a time all were impossible dreams.
But Will says the first step to creating what you want is to believe in it.
I’m inclined to agree, but listen to this story I ran across (compliments of my ex-fiance):
Tami was unhappy enough in her job as an architectural designer that one day she up and quit. (Or did she get laid off? I can’t remember.)
Her big dream, though, was to bake and sell original gourmet cookies. As she researched the requirements to make that dream come true, she realized she was way out of her league.
Tami didn’t begin to have enough money to even think about getting retail space; and didn’t qualify for business loans.
So her dream went dormant because it wasn’t realistic to believe she could ever afford space for her bakery.
But those big dreams of ours don’t do a very good job of lying “dormant,” do they? (I tried to squelch mine for years, but it wouldn’t quit. Thank God.)
One day Tami found herself peering through the window of yet another empty building that she couldn’t afford. “Pipe dreaming,” some folks would call that.
The tenant in the building next door asked if she needed help. “No,” she said somewhat embarrassedly. “I’m just dreaming.”
The neighbor said he knew the owner and suggested she call him. But Tami knew she couldn’t afford it no matter how ridiculously cheap it was. She simply didn’t have the money.
The guy insisted on taking down her contact info.
About a week later the building owner phoned her. “Tell me about your dream,” he said.
And she did.
She told him about her huge love for creating original gourmet cookies, and her thrill in exploring new ways of combining delicious ingredients.
Her passion for this dream was unmistakable. (Maybe you’ve noticed this kind of passion is very attractive energy!)
And get this … the building owner gifted her the space.
Not forever, but for long enough to get things rolling. Which they are! Tami now has beautiful store space in downtown Salt Lake City.
Recently I had the extreme pleasure of experiencing Tami’s dream come true. Lilly and Maris are my favorites, although my ex is most fond of Isabella.
What I like about Tami’s story even better than the absolutely unforgettable cookies is how her dream was strong enough to survive her disbelief.
Abraham says the two keys to successful manifesting are desire and belief.
Tami’s example shows that even when belief isn’t present, if the desire is strong enough Universe will bring you free rent (or something equally as miraculous). ha!
So with Will’s video and Tami’s story, I invite you to get ahead of yourself.
Dream the big dreams; don’t worry about how impossible they might seem. Remember that our job isn’t figuring out “how,” it’s focusing on “what.”
Miracles are right under our noses when we simply let ourselves peer through the window of what we might have perceived as impossible.
PS – if you want to sample love and passion made manifest in cookie form, Tami mails treats. (And I’m not being compensated for this endorsement.) 🙂