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Monday, June 23, 2014

Dreaming, Failing, Glory & Glitter.


"Don't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." 

I've seen those quote around forever, from canvases in Anthropology to inspirational pinterest boards.  I love it, and it does inspire me to think about my dreams.  But I don't think it's the size of my dreams that scare me.  For me, dreaming is the easy part.

Don't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.  Or a lot bigger.  Because you can, and you should.

Don't be afraid of chasing those dreams publicly.  Because the opinion here that matters the most is your own.

Don't be afraid to tell people about your extraordinary dreams.  They will either respond with belief in you or by telling you it's impossible.  One will warm your heart and the other will warm the fire in your soul, fueling you to prove them wrong, prove them wrong, prove them wrong.

Don't be afraid of stepping outside of your comfort zone.  You will never be able to chase the adventure of your dream until you do so, and the alternative is living with bitter regret at what could have been simply because you were scared to get a little uncomfortable.

Don't be afraid to be unsuccessful.  Don't even be afraid of failure in epic proportions.  Because when you do fail, and you and your dream crash and burn in a spectacular cloud of glory and glitter, you will do so having tried, having tried, having tried.

Spectacular failures don't exist without spectacular efforts and spectacular experiences.

So don't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

And don't be afraid to chase, to tell, to prove, to step out, to fail spectacularly, to try, to succeed.

Because you can, you can, you can. 

18 comments:

  1. love this quote. stepping out of the comfort zone isn't supposed to be easy. but it sure as hell is rewarding :) xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  2. Wow, I did a very similar post myself today. But yes, it's important to follow your dreams. Always. Always. Always! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  3. This one is what I needed to hear most!!!! "Don't be afraid to be unsuccessful. Don't even be afraid of failure in epic proportions. Because when you do fail, and you and your dream crash and burn in a spectacular cloud of glory and glitter, you will do so having tried, having tried, having tried."

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  4. I love this. Without failure there can be no growth.

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  5. I used to think all of these "dream big" quotes were kind of cheesy. Or just fluffy. But when I started being honest with myself a few years ago about the fact that I shy away from sharing my dreams (and that was holding me back), I started embracing these kinds of quotes. Stepping out of your comfort zone is so crucial to growing. And it is rewarding. And, it leads to fulfilled dreams!

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  6. I love this. I have been chasing this blogging dream for awhile, and I truly love it. I think there's something for saying and doing what you love, and not caring about outside opinions;)

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  7. Love this. Desperately needed this today. Now I just need to digest and let it remain in me!

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  8. Love love this! I always need a little motivation (or a lot) on Mondays. Have you seen the Jim Carey clip from the graduation speech he gave? He says something along the lines of you can fail doing what you don't want to do, so you might as well do what you love. That isn't exactly it, but he gave a really inspiring speech.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  9. There is a reason I read this right in the moment I did. I needed this reminder so, so much. *thank you*

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  10. love this post! so true that we need to keep dreaming and keep putting ourselves out there!

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  11. Love! So many more people need to realize that dreams CAN be reached, you just have to work for them!

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  12. You live this quote, right? Thanks for the reminder! I totally need "scarier" dreams! LOL I've been so in the moment these past few weeks and I want to add some dreams back into my life.

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  13. love this. i don't really have big dreams anymore... that sounds horrible, i know. but my biggest scariest dream for so long was to move across the world, and i did, and now i'm like.. ok, content to just chill now haha.

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  14. so basically - don't let fear run your life!!! don't be afraid :)

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