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Apr 16, 2019 08:42:03

Dream big

by @brandonwilson PATRON | 282 words | 172πŸ”₯ | 172πŸ’Œ

Brandon Wilson

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When I was a kid I had lots of dreams. Big and crazy dreams. Dreams about being like Superman and flying around in the sky. Or like Spiderman slinging webs and swinging from building to building. Or like Luke Skywalker and piloting a spacecraft across the galaxy. 

As I got a bit older the dreams shifted from the fantastical to the realistic, but they nevertheless remained big. I dreamed about traveling the world and seeing the great wonders and meeting new people. I dreamed about being famous and having people seek me out to help them. I dreamed about having so much money that I could take care of my family and give to charities or start my own to make a difference in the world. (Okay maybe that's what I hope I was dreaming. Let's be honest. I wanted to get rich to have a nice life and date hot chicks.)

Then I got older and something called "reality" kicked in. There's these pesky bills and responsibilities that showed up that were nowhere to be found when I was a kid. Over time the big dreams shrank to match the new reality. This happens to a lot of people. What happened to all the big dreams and the great things I wanted to do? 

Lose weight. Pay off my house. Save money for retirement. Come on is this the best I can do??

I've been working on a Dream Board and the sky is the limit. I want to be scared and excited by these new dreams. 

That's the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up. --Walt Disney

It's time to dream big again. Won't you join me?

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    @brandonwilson "Lose weight. Pay off my house. Save money for retirement. Come on is this the best I can do??" - omg this really resonated.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 17, 2019 21:52:20
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    @brandonwilson I have the same thought a few months ago. When I'm dreaming something ambitious to the point of almost fantasizing about it and the REALITY always slap me with both hands and saying NO( sometimes not yet)

    But I like the fact that I could do something about my dream even small things each day towards it. Maybe "Dream BIG, act small" would be a good extension to your next title.

    Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ avatar Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ | Apr 17, 2019 11:35:46
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      @chrisdeuda That’s a great point! You are right it’s the little things we do every day that move us either toward our dreams or away from them.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 17, 2019 06:15:27
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    @brandonwilson Make Dreams Big Again. I like! And I definitely agree. I think ambitious goals are easier to accomplish because we pursue them with enthusiasm.

    Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Apr 16, 2019 19:41:32
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    @brandonwilson yeaaaah #TeamDream

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 16, 2019 18:12:08
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      @brandonwilson @basilesamel

      +1

      Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Apr 16, 2019 18:39:56
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      @brandonwilson @basilesamel

      #TeamDream is not to be confused with Dream Team.

      Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Apr 16, 2019 18:40:17
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      @brandonwilson @basilesamel #TeamBigDreams

      Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Apr 16, 2019 19:41:46
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      @basilesamel @haideralmosawi Love that!!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 16, 2019 10:06:43
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      @brandonwilson @basilesamel @abrahamKim @haideralmosawi

      +1
      Dream big or die trying :)

      Keni avatar Keni | Apr 16, 2019 14:08:35
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      @brandonwilson @basilesamel @keni +1

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Apr 16, 2019 23:10:23
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