Either you believe that dreams can come true or you don’t. If you don’t, there is nothing I can say that can change that and I’m not even going to try.
It took me a really long time to figure out dreams. I knew that I had plenty of them and more than that, I knew that I wanted them NOW! I can’t tell you how many times I felt like a failure because my dreams hadn’t come true. One day as I was sitting and thinking about my dreams I had one of those really big, slap-me-up-the-side-of-the-head, ah-ha moments. I was thinking ‘I wish I was an artist’ and I heard that little voice in my head say, “but you are”. Then I thought, ‘but I want to have my art on products in stores’ and I heard that little voice say; “but you do”. Then I thought, ‘I want to be known for my art’, and once again I heard that voice say, “but you are’.
At this point, I was totally confused. If my dreams had come true, why was I still dreaming them? What was going on? The shock of the reality of what I was realizing in that moment did not at all match what I had been thinking. After giving it a lot of thought I realized that I had a vision in my head of what the dream would look like when it came true. That vision went something like this… on a single exact moment I would all of the sudden be an artist. In that single moment product with my art would just appear in stores everywhere. At the same time there would huge celebrations everywhere with parades in the streets and fireworks in the sky announcing that Debi Payne was know for her art and everyone, everywhere was here to celebrate.
Well maybe my vision didn’t go exactly like that, but it was pretty darn close to that. But I didn’t think it would be like “poof” all the sudden my dream has come true. Boy was I dead wrong about that! As I sat that thought, I slowly realized that everything that I had dreamed of and wanted had already come true. All of the sudden I felt like the car salesman that keeps trying to sell the car after the customer has said they wanted to buy it. He is so wrapped up in “trying to sell the car” that he can’t realize that he has actually sold the car.
Embrace the Subtilty of a Dream Coming True
Once I realized that dreams coming true really don’t resemble something along the lines of the Big Bang Theory, I could then slowly recognize the subtlety of my dreams actually coming true. Although the parades and fireworks would have been fun, not having them didn’t make my dreams any less true and real. Instead, what I needed to do was recognize that through the delicate sprinkling of all the little bits and pieces of what I wanted, my dreams had actually, in reality already come true. Things in our lives may not happen the way that we envisioned them, (which is probably better for us), but it is more important that we recognize that they have happen and stop focusing on how they should happen.
With the new perspective that I have, I now see that every day, in some little way all my dreams are coming true. It is through those little daily insights that I now can see and realize how very close I am to being able to say that, yes, all my dreams really have come true.