Do you ever feel tired of smiling? Of having Dreams so Big that they scared you? Not the same as when you were an awkward teenager but more recently? That feeling that although you have done your best to stay on top of things, to show the world that "dang-it-all you've got your stuff together" that no one knows what's going on inside?
We're listening to a lot about people's successes right now. About gold medals in international sports, injuries overcome, financial hurdles navigated, standing on the podium. About the competition not only from others but also of the demons within, of Facebook fiascos and Pinterest pity parties.
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We read on social media about 19 year olds who sold their technology company for zillions of dollars. And of folks like Chris Guillebeau in The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World who set a goal to see every country in the world. Sites built on teaching people how to pay off their mortgages in five years and then sailing around the world for the rest of their lives.
Okay, I think you get the picture.
But what about the rest of us? Most of us? Who just want an extra long-weekend, a great sale on toilet paper, an extra 100 airmiles on Thursday's grocery order? Dreaming of completing one chapter at a time in the novel we're writing?
How do the rest of us keep smiling?
I say, let's plan on some smaller dreams this week. A parking spot closer to the door. Someone who says "thanks, you've made my day". A hidden piece of chocolate cake in the freezer.
I'm not saying to give up on the Big Dreams. I'm saying it should be just as much fun juggling some Not so Big Dreams some days. Keep those Dream balls in the air and sometimes you get to land on a Big one. (Tweet This)
You can juggle many Not so Big Dreams at the same time. (Tweet This)
Enjoy your smaller dreams this week and tell me what happens!