All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
— Walt Disney

You have to dream it to accomplish it

No matter the size of your hopes and dreams, the first step is defining them.

Instead of letting random ideas fly out of your brain as fast as they flew in, let’s take a moment to catch hold of them.

And marinate on them.

Give yourself permission to truly dream.

Right now.

Definition of Dream

First, let’s define the word “dream”.

  • a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake

  • an aspiration; goal; aim

  • a wild or vain fancy

This is your time to voluntarily indulge on your wild and vain fancies.


Don’t worry about what someone might think if they knew the longings deep inside of you.

No one can tell you what you’re allowed to dream.

And this is not a time for being realistic. It doesn’t matter how crazy impossible your dream might seem.

Dream it anyway.

Synonyms for Dream

To spark your imagination, it might help to think about other words for “dream”.

What are your … goals, visions, hopes, ideas, aspirations, wishes, desires, and ambitions.

ambitions  aspirations  ideas  goals  hopes  wishes  wants  desires

Define Your Dreams

Take a moment … RIGHT NOW … to brainstorm your dreams, goals, visions, ideas, hopes, aspirations, wishes, desires, and ambitions.

Let your mind run amuck. Yes … I said “amuck”. Think up anything you’re heart desires from wee little wishes to world changing aspirations.

Write It Down

Get out a pen & paper … or open up Evernote (my go-to!) … or have fun with a white board and colorful markers (also a go-to!)

Find what works for you.

Did you do it yet?

Now, at the top write: 

“My Dream Brainstorm”

Dream Brainstorming Ideas

Here are some ideas to get your juices flowing for dreams, goals & aspirations of all shapes and sizes:

  • Lose weight

  • Eat more healthfully

  • Run a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon

  • Manage my time better

  • Live in a clutter-free home

  • Be a better communicator

  • Make more time for the people in my life

  • Take an art class

  • Get an art degree

  • Learn how to play an instrument (it’s never too late!)

  • Write a song

  • Record an album

  • Audition for a play

  • Audition for a movie

  • Become a hairdresser

  • Become a doctor

  • Start a business

  • Start a blog

  • Write a book

  • Be a better mom, wife, sister, friend

  • Spend time with God

  • Read a Bible devotional every day

  • Read the entire Bible from beginning to end

  • Teach a Bible Study

Did You Do It?

Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first ACTION STEP toward making your dreams a reality.

Now it’s time to take steps to ACHIEVE your dreams.