Lately I’ve had a few people say they envy me, and it’s always a bit jarring when I hear anyone utter those words. A long time ago, I went from envying to admiring. It’s such a nicer energy. Then I came across this incredible wisdom and knew I was right to choose it. What you admire in another is already inside you.
I dream big. Always have. Always will. But I don’t just dream. I act. Some of these people who talk about envy admit they haven’t acted. What they say they envy is me acting. My answer is: how will you ever realize your dream if you don’t take the proper steps? Grace will only get you so far.
Still another person said not too many months back, “My Ava, you dream big.” I could hear the rancor in her voice, almost like she was chiding me for wanting more. And it bothered me for a while until I decided only I know what is best for me. If I want something, then I trust myself enough to know it’s from a place of love and joy. My response now is: I dream even bigger.
Happiness is dreaming bigger.
I once heard about a man who achieved all his dreams and didn’t know what to do with himself. Why didn’t he find a new dream? Life is ever evolving.
There are dreams I’ve realized, big dreams, the kind that involve becoming a bestselling author, the kind that come from having the most amazing friends, the kind that come from visiting some of the world’s most beautiful places. Yet still I say to myself right now: dream bigger. Who knows what might come?
Are you dreaming big? Are you acting? Give it a shot. It’s hard to be happy if you’re not.
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