Does Size Matter?

Something doesn’t sit right with me, and here it is. I have heard numerous times how one has to dream “big” in order to achieve something, or become something, or change something. You know the old adage: Dream big or go home. I’ve come across some other sayings such as: If your dreams don’t scare you they aren’t big enough. Say what? Listen, I’ve got plenty of dreams, okay? Your dreams may not be my dreams, and I can guarantee that my dreams are not your dreams! But a dream is a dream is a dream. I just don’t buy the line, hook and sinker that screams your dream doesn’t count or isn’t as important if it isn’t “big”! No sir! No ma’am!

Think what you will, but you can’t look down on my dream and say that yours is more important than mine. Or that my dream doesn’t count because it isn’t as”big.” Who are you to downplay my dream? Have you walked in my shoes?

When I wrote, “Running in Heels: A Memoir of Grit and Grace” I not only mention some of the heartaches I endured as a child and young adult, but I also mention the good times, the happy times, and the contented times. And you know what? Some looked down on those cheerful events that I wrote about because it seemed insignificant to them. Is that fair? Hey, I’m tickled pink you had a  much “happier” life than me, nonetheless, those were my good times and they meant everything to this girl. And I will tell you this: I am a dream come true.

We all have goals, we all dream dreams. Don’t try to be like anyone else. Be yourself and follow your heart. Pursue your dreams and don’t ever quit. Timing is everything and sometimes it takes baby steps. But don’t allow anyone to downplay your dreams! Ever. No matter the size.

© M.A. Pérez, 2016, All Rights Reserved

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18 Comments

June 23, 2016 · 7:06 PM

18 responses to “Does Size Matter?

  1. Not everyone thinks the same, as such one should never try to downplay someone else’s dream as to us it could be a rock, while to them it’s a mountain!

  2. I think it’s okay to dream big if it doesn’t make you disappointed in where you are at now.I think it’s important to appreciate the joys of everyday life.

  3. heartandsoul777

    oh my goodness!! i love this blog! i agree with you whole hearted! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Your best post to date (IMHO). Besides, size is a relative thing, is it not?
    Dream on, little dreamer, dream on! When we cease to dream, we cease to exist…

  5. Bruce Kendall

    Thank you. That buoyed me up.

  6. I agree, you don’t have to dream big for it to be considered significant.Nice post.

  7. Well said! Each person is unique; making comparisons with others about dreams is futile. I’m wondering whether a dream is the same as a passion? I once heard a speaker say that telling people to “find their passion and follow it” is also bad advice because life doesn’t work that way; “passion” only emerges over time as you develop a skill. Not to split words, but back to the point, every person needs to develop his or her own unique place in life. Kudos to people like you who overcome great negativity and develop skills that let them help others.

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