223. Dreams So Big, They're Frightening

I'm moving so slowly today, and it has nothing to do with it being a holiday. My lethargy is all thanks to resistance. Every since I finished my e-learning business plan, I've been questioning myself. Doubting. Trying to figure out if I'm actually making the right decision. Will this take focus from my book publishing goals? What if none of this works? What if this is just a big ol' distraction?

Or, what if it does work? What if it isn't a distraction? What if all of these endeavors are actually connected in some way? 

I've heard of the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal from speaker, author, entrepreneur Joel Malm. In the summer of 2016, I was attending these business seminars at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX and Joel was often one of the speakers.

I remember Joel explaining a Big Hairy Audacious Goal as a dream so big, that it scares you.

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That's what I'm dealing with now. A dream so big that it causes me to doubt everything I'm doing, stand still in my tracks, and become the poster child for un-productivity. 

Have you ever had a vision in your mind that was so big, you almost thought it was a joke? That it was too ridiculous to even possibly be real? 

Well, think about it. All of the amazing things we are exposed to each day started off with a simple thought. Think about the Disney empire, Nike, smart phones, social media, skyscrapers. They all started with an idea. A thought someone had that they relentlessly pursued.

I'm not saying that every single idea that pops into our head is brilliant and needs to be pursued.

I'm merely pointing out the fact that there is something that has been poking at you in your spirit for so long that will not go away. Year after year, moment after moment, hour after hour it grabs hold of your thoughts and refuses to let go. 

You can't ignore it. You have to find people who've done it before and pursue it with all your heart, mind, and soul. There're no ifs, ands, or buts about it. You have to explore it. 

Don't run away from those scary dreams. Don't deny its right to exist. Your dreams float inside of you dying to have its chance to live in the world. Unleash them.