I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
W.B Yeats.(He wishes for the cloths of heaven)
Do you have dreams of things you want to achieve? Do you actually do anything to make them a reality?
It’s the new year and like so many others I’ve been making resolutions. The majority of which I haven’t a notion of keeping.
However some of my resolutions are more goals than resolutions.
There are things I’d like to achieve in life, but I stop at the first hurdle.
Because if I go for them and fail my dream is ended.
At least today as I sit here I can imagine my success. I am so sure I can achieve my dream and I spend many happy moments thinking about the admiration I would get from family and friends, on my wonderful success.
It warms my heart to hear them babbling away in my imagination, telling me how amazing I am. I hear them saying “Wow, what an achievement”, or “You must be so delighted”.
In my daydream at this point I smile. The voices are clear. I bask in my own brilliance.
Wow, I really am amazing!
It is usually around this point my dream begins to fizzle and die.
I hear other voices butting in. “Are you mad?”. “What makes you think you can do that”.
“You’re really fooling yourself”.
And the one which finishes my dream completely, “You can try, but I’d say your wasting your time”.
With that I usually quickly stop dreaming.
I have no hope of success.
I’d be foolish to even try.
Reality is not such a pleasant place.
That is why I need to dream. I love to dream.
Is the chance of failure really worth losing my dream?