Not everyone is meant to be a dreamer. Some people don’t desire to push themselves into the beyond.
You? Just clicking this could be a sign that you were meant to do big things. Deep down, you understand that your life was meant for greater. But you’re afraid to tap into that light because you don’t know how far or bright it’ll shine.
You’re not doing yourself any favors by leaving that dreamer unfulfilled. They’re hungry, and you’re letting them starve.
How do you know you were meant to do big things when all your life you’ve stuck to what you knew? To your comfort zone? The signs can manifest in other ways.
1. You dream big
Everyone has imagined themselves singing on stage in front of thousands of people. Those aren’t the types of dreams to which I’m referring — unless your goal is to be a famous singer.
Whatever career you secretly wish to pursue is most likely unconventional. You want to start a business, become a popular YouTuber, or a writer.
“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.” — Inception
You know the chances of success are low, but you can’t help but fantasize anyway. You don’t limit yourself.
People think you’re crazy for wanting more in the first place. But some of those people wish they had the guts to dream as big as you.
2. You love challenges
Perhaps you’re not doing what you love, but you’ve always been the type to embrace a challenge.
You take action and tackle challenges because you love how stimulated they make you feel. You don’t cower away from an obstacle but run toward it.
Even if you don’t like what you do, you’ll try to be the best you can be anyway. You work hard to achieve high levels.
You dare yourself to take action and don’t let people hold you back. You love that every challenge is a way for you to grow. You don’t always believe you can overcome a barrier, but you love an opportunity to prove yourself wrong.
Exploring new areas of life gives you an adrenaline rush. You’re unafraid of starting new projects. You jump on the chance to learn new ideas and lessons.
Once you’re in, you’re in. Even if it’s too complicated or confusing, you stick around.
3. You want to do and give more
You’re not satisfied with the bare minimum. You always want to take your performance to a new level. If you have the chance to do and give more, you’ll take it.
You exceed people’s expectations because you don’t do what they asked. You go further. You work hard and for long hours because you won’t be happy with less.
“How will I know who I can become if I don’t give myself the chance to try new things, to push myself beyond my normal boundaries? Who might I be if I am away from the things that I currently use to define myself?” — Eileen Cook, With Malice
You ask, “What are people doing, and how can I take it a step further?” It’s not that you’re competitive. You don’t even want to exceed people’s expectations. You want to surpass your own. You want to push your own limits.
Every action you take is about how you can give this life everything you’ve got.
4. You look for ways to improve yourself
You don’t want to be the kind of person who’s born one way and remains that way until they’re dead.
You look for ways to better yourself and grow. You question your actions, look at your flaws, and practice understanding your thoughts.
You take the lessons you learn and apply them to your life, whether they’re about your work, your relationships, or how you talk to yourself.
You’re not perfect, and you know you never will be, but you believe that people should try to live up to their higher selves.
5. You know you’re capable of achieving more
You look at your life, and you’re grateful for what you have and what you’ve accomplished. You feel proud. But deep down, you know you can do more.
While you wouldn’t mind a bigger apartment and extra money in the bank, it’s not about that. You don’t want to settle. You don’t want to sit back and say, “I’ve done enough.”
You know you’re capable of doing more.
You want to know how you can get more out of yourself. What adventures can you take? What new lessons can you learn? What challenges are in front of you?
You refuse to waste potential. You won’t die knowing you could’ve done more.
These are not hard facts. People are different, but if you find yourself in here, then you’re meant to do big things.
I can’t promise that you will reach your goals. Being this way doesn’t guarantee your dreams — but it doesn’t matter. You get to try. You get to do the fun part.
I wrote this for the dreamers who aren’t taking action. So they may realize they have greatness inside of them, and they’re not doing anything about it.
I don’t want people to live with regret. And yet, so many people will. If you have the potential to achieve unimaginable things, then you should give it a go.
Here’s why most people won’t.
1. You let fear dictate your actions
All or some of these signs scream you. You’re not satisfied with your life, and you know you can do more, but you don’t take action.
You’re afraid of what people will say, of failing, of embarrassing yourself.
You’re too scared to act upon your feelings. You wonder about the world, and you learn as much as you can, but your knowledge won’t take you anywhere. Applying that knowledge will.
“It’s a pivotal moment when you finally get tired of your own shit.” — Millenial Bliss
If you let fear win, you’ll remain stuck.
2. You don’t believe in yourself
You’ve pushed yourself far before, but this is too big. You don’t know if you can achieve this dream.
You doubt yourself and wonder if you’re dreaming too big. Perhaps you’ve pushed the limits too far.
There’s no way you can do this. So, you don’t. All your potential goes to waste.
If you want to make it somewhere, a part of you needs to believe you’re capable. You don’t need to be the most confident person in the room. Just have a bit of trust and start moving.
3. You’re not giving yourself permission
You know you’re meant to do extraordinary things, but you’re not letting yourself tap into that part.
You’re curious, but you don’t let your heart lead. You overthink, and it stops you from taking the leap. You water yourself down.
All those signs are there within you. You’ve noticed them. You just haven’t let them shine.
You need to permit yourself to try. You don’t need anyone else’s permission but your own.
If you’re reading this, then what we talked about hit you deeply. You want the opportunity to try. To give life everything you’ve got — even if it doesn’t pay off.
You just want that feeling of actually giving yourself to something that matters. It’s not about what others think or what you might win. It’s about pushing ourselves because you know you can do it.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” — Christoper Reeve
It’s up to you whether or not you take action. If there’s a dreamer within you, don’t let them down.
Be brave. Rise. Let who you are shine and don’t apologize for it.