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Dream-To-Do List

by Anna Iv on 30th May, 2013 at 2:55 PM CEST

If you asked me to describe myself, I would, without a doubt, say that I am a dreamer. A big one. I dream so much, sometimes it’s ridiculous! I try out new things, go to extraordinary places, make exciting scenarios in my head; sadly, some of which can only happen in a parallel universe… But, hey - if it makes me happy, it makes me happy! I like to keep that childlike part of me, don’t you?

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See, when we were little, all we did was dream-out-loud. It was like an essential day-to-day activity, like breathing and eating. It was something we couldn’t do without, and what I miss about those times is the infinite hope, the faith we had that wishes really do come true. And they kind of truly did, in our pretend games. We could be anything, have anything, go anywhere… I, personally wanted to be a princess, but that’s another story. Anyways, it got me thinking… Why does it have to change when we grow up? We don’t have to let go of the things that are basically a part of us, just because we don’t always have the right circumstances to make them come true.

So, my proposal is: why not make a Dream-To-Do List? It’s like every ordinary To-Do List, only, this one is limitless. It has no boundaries. You can list everything and anything you want, even if it’s something like, growing gardenias on Jupiter! Really, anything you want!

‘But, it doesn’t make any sense’, you say, ‘how many of these things can actually happen?’ Well, let me tell you something true - I think that we stop ourselves from dreaming big, because it may seem juvenile or silly. We fear that it is too much of a pressure to make those impractical or highly ambitious goals official, because we don’t want to feel like losers if we don’t make them happen soon, or ever. Like we’ll be letting ourselves down if we don’t live up to them. Please… The only way you’ll disappoint yourself is if you don’t invest in yourself. Happy individuals make a happier society, and dreaming-out-loud is what you need to do to keep your soul motivated! Maybe not all of them will become reality, but it is still a better choice than doing nothing and regretting it afterwards.

What this list really is, is a reflection of your best self, of the person you would like to be, an image of your ideal life, if money, energy and reality were no object. It serves its purpose as a motivation to never forget where you started, to encourage you that there are better things out there, and give you a little push. Don’t we all need a little push sometimes?

Turns out, being a princess is not quite that impossible, but I have other priorities now. Still have my tiara, though. So, go get your own tiara… or a sword, or whatever, make that list and make it happen!!

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Dare to dream!

Anna Iv, Action Team Writers #11

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Jana Lazarevska

Jana Lazarevska | Action team

Beautiful! It's very inspirational! ^^

2nd June, 2013 @ 3:23 PM CEST

Bistra Kumbaroska

Bistra Kumbaroska

Oh, i love this article! I just posted it as a "happy day" greeting to one of my friends. I think this kind of writings serve as a great motivation! Maybe we should also create papers or stickers with "Dream-To-Do-List" title and simply spread them around our neighborhoods! That would surely make people think and use their minds and dreams properly :)

3rd June, 2013 @ 11:06 AM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

Hi Anna!!!!

It's really a piece of inspirational writing

so nice...
keep it up!!!
Good Luck

3rd June, 2013 @ 11:52 AM CEST

Anna Iv

Anna Iv | Action team

Thank you so much, guys! I'm really really happy you found it inspirational, you made my day!! :)) And, Bistra, that is an amazing idea! :)

3rd June, 2013 @ 5:25 PM CEST

Ana Mihajloska

Ana Mihajloska | Action team

Awesome, Anna ! :) A very interesting way to trigger one's creativity. Love it :)

3rd June, 2013 @ 9:55 PM CEST

Anna Iv

Anna Iv | Action team

Thank you, Ana! Glad you like it! :)

8th June, 2013 @ 12:26 PM CEST

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