By Felicia Roche
1.2.15: Global – (Lifestyle): How often are we, as dreamers, told to get our head out of the clouds and reside among the humans who are considered “normal?”
The answer is: a lot… and that type of attitude is a deadly weapon against the vulnerable dreamer.
When bombarded with these negative words and attitudes, we, as dreamers, convince ourselves that we have to be like everyone else in order to maintain our sanity and avoid embarrassment; we downplay our uniqueness in order to fit in.
The thought process that’s exclusive to dreamers is so very special. The way our mind works is so different and out the box that it stalls us. Sometimes we’re afraid that if someone hears our extraordinary ideas, they’ll be dismissed as crazy talk… and that can hurt.
Being a dreamer means you are not like everyone else, it means you are one in a million, and I know being so special is hard to digest.
But allow me to attempt to explain what I’ve come to know as the God honest truth about dreamers: Out of the box thinkers, people like you and I, are destined for greatness simply because it’s inside of us.
You know you are destined for greatness because there’s a small still voice that lives right in the center of your consciousness that tells you every single day, that you serve a greater purpose.
Not everyone has this undeniable voice that resounds inside of them on a daily basis, but dreamers do.
(Article continued below)
And there are days when we smile bashfully at this voice and say… Really? And then there are days when we embrace this voice with childlike faith. But most days, unfortunately, we tell that voice to shut up, go away, and leave us alone.
We explain to the voice – because of the current state of the world and our need to survive – that we’re lucky to even be alive, so the best thing to do is to count our wins and losses and keep it moving. But then, right as you resolve to settle, something happens. A sense of emptiness, underachievement overcomes you. No relationship, no amount of money or material thing, not a drug and no amount of alcohol can take this sense of emptiness away. So there you are, left standing still… and you hear that voice once again.
You are back at a familiar place where you know you are needed. You know you can make a difference. You know your dreams are in reach. When you speak, people listen. And no matter what, you stand out. Now the voice is winning, your confidence arises and hope begins to gain some light… you take that first step and… nothing.
So what’s the hold up? It’s the opposite of hope: FEAR. Fear has held you back. Don’t believe me?
How many times have you decided something wouldn’t work before you even tried it? Or came up with some excuse to walk away from something you really wanted? How many times have you reminded yourself of your past failures in an attempt to convince yourself to not try again?
Greatness like yours is what fears are made of.
How frustrating it is to know how smart and insightful you are but know that you’re not living up to it. It’s so much easier to not try. And not trying would be much easier if you didn’t have anything to offer, but dreamers and innovators are overwhelmed by their thoughts and intelligence and we possess the ability to see how things in the world should be.
If there were ever time we absolutely needed people to be true to who they are and speak up with their ideas, it’s now! Our world is in dire need of innovation. Don’t let the people who have NO ideas discourage you from sharing yours. Don’t allow negative experiences to steal your belief that you can make positive experiences happen for others. Don’t let doubt keep your dreams stuck there in your head, where they can die.
You are in control. If you want your ideas to become tangible items, if you want your goals to become new wonderful experiences, if you want your dreams to become life and even world changing events… then LET THEM OUT!
About Felicia Roche
About Techbook Online Corporation®:
Source: TBO Inc®
©2015 All Rights Reserved.
Author, Between The Dream, Black Male Engagement, Black Male Journalists, Black Woman, BMe Community, Cause Marketing, Civic Engagement, Digital, Doers, Dreamers, empowerment, Felicia Roche Philadelphia, Female Thought Leader, Inspiration, Local Content Producers, Media Justice, Millennial Leaders, Millennial Thought Leaders, Millennials, mother, Motivation, Native Advertising Solutions, News Organization, Philadelphia Black Male Journalist, Philadelphia Publishing Firms, Quality Journalism, Social Media Innovation, Storyteller, Techbook Online Corporation, Technology, Writer