Why Big Dreams Aren’t Necessarily Better Dreams

Do you ever feel pressured to dream big?

As though if you’re not trying to save the world, learn four languages or build a billion dollar company, that you must not be ambitious enough?

Bigger dreams aren’t necessarily better dreams. Click To Tweet

While some people feel confident with their personal appetite for — and definition of — success, I’ve noticed that some folks are struggling with what I call small dream shame: an insidious angst and drive to aim higher, “think bigger” and strive for more.

But what if dreaming big is actually crushing your soul?  

That’s the exact topic we’re tackling on today’s episode of MarieTV.

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The Mental Exercise That Can Turn Wishes Into Reality

I’m always fascinated by a little “behind-the-scenes” action.

For example, I’ve loved hearing about all the mechanics that went into creating the Oscar nominated movie, Gravity.

Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘wouldn’t it be great if…’ and then do it. Click To Tweet

(Shout out to photographer Duane Michals for the tweetable inspiration.)

In general, I just really enjoy hearing how people come up with big ideas.

So today, I thought I’d take you behind-the-scenes in my own thinking process and share a simple but powerful tool we use on my team to spark our best creative ideas.

You can use this exercise for business or personal reasons (which is why I love it) and it’s especially fun to do with people you love.

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Should You Give It All Up & Follow Your Heart? Here’s How To Know For Sure

Ever faced a big life decision and felt unsure about which way to go?

Whether it was leaving a relationship, moving to an unfamiliar place, quitting a safe job or spending a large amount of money — many of us find ourselves facing big life decisions with little or no tools to help us make the best choice.

Sure. You can ask family and friends for their opinion, but often you leave those conversations more confused than when you started.

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Is This All There Is? How To Create A New Life Vision

I’m back on the East Coast and it feels awesome to be here for spring!

There’s such a sense of renewal, hope and possibility during this time of year.

New buds, gorgeous flowers, and change is definitely in the air.

A vision isn’t just a picture of what could be; it’s an appeal to our better selves. @RosabethKanter Click To Tweet

For many of us, spring breathes new life into our ever-growing list of hopes and dreams — things we want to experience, achieve and accomplish.

But what happens if that’s NOT true for you?

What happens when you’ve actually achieved all your goals, and you’re left feeling deflated and wondering…

Is this all there is?!?

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Turn Pro: How To Reach Your Full Potential With Steven Pressfield

Have you ever felt like you have a ton of potential inside, but you’re not able to fully actualize it out into the world?

If you’re human, that answer should be yes.

That was true for me for yeeeears and I remember the deep frustration and pain I felt.

I’d cry, pray, journal for help. I was looking for a breakthrough. Something to help me find my way in this world.

To feel ambition and to act upon it is to embrace the unique calling of our souls. @SPressfield Click To Tweet

It was as though all my good stuff was locked inside and the world couldn’t see it. The worst part was I sooo motivated and clear I had a purpose, but I had no idea what that purpose was or how to share my gifts in a way that mattered.

Now here’s the good news.

My guest on today’s episode of MarieTV says that the key to really unleashing your power, your voice, and your self respect lies in one simple decision that you can make right now.

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