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Why Do We Let Our Dreams Die?

A dream ignited has unlimited potential CL Landreth

I know most people think dreams are for kids, but I'm afraid I entirely have to disagree with that.

I'm motivated by the potential of what can happen of what can be. I am inspired by the idea that I can create something or be something different from what I am today, and I've had that in my DNA from the time I was very young.

It was born from watching adults live a life of repetition fueled by anger and frustration, making no effort at all to alter the trajectory of their lives.

I realized today when talking to someone I love very much that dreams die way too soon for some people.

When that happens, we begin to live habitually; we stop looking for ways to find happiness or create our happiness. Unfortunately, time moves on while we exist until one day time has passed, and then we're left with regrets.

One of my favorite people on this planet was my grandmother. I loved asking the questions; she had so much insight. One day an answer to a question shocked me until she shared this wisdom. "A regret can only happen when you fail to take action on a mistake."

I knew at that moment that I did not want to live a life that I would look back on and have a whole bunch of regrets. So I wanted to take chances. I wanted to take risks. I wanted to explore my life and what it could be and what I could do to make a difference in my life and the lives of others. I want to inspire people. I wanted to give back some of the things that had been given to me, and the only way I could do that was to take action on a dream.

So the question of the day is: "Have you stopped dreaming?"

When was the last time you wrote down your dreams?

Not goals, not plans, but a dream. What is a dream that you've had in the back of your heart? A passion or a hobby to pursue that you haven't taken action on? I think change begins with the spark of an idea; dreams fuel our desire into action. I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback.

CL Landreth

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This post brought tears to my eyes. I do think I've stopped dreaming to some degree because the biggest dream I had is impossible to make a reality -- at least in the exact way I had dreamed. Your grandmother is so wise with those words about regret. We absolutely should never stop envisioning the present life we want to live. The only way to do that is to visualize it into reality.

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