You mustn’t be afraid to dream bigger, darling. ~Line from the movie Inception.
In the stillness of time a dream can come alive. In its path found extraordinary outcomes for those who believe in the power of a dream. But there’s more than just having a dream and capturing its vision, it is having intention, passion and focus. I recently had an opportunity to reconnect with a friend who has been teaching young children the past few years in Abu Dhabi. I reached out to her via email on a whim because I heard her name in a song. To my surprise, she was in town and literally staying less than 10 miles from me.
We met up and while listening to her journey, I learned that it was a wonderful, contemplative experience that is now leading her to Indonesia in less than a week to teach adults. I was fascinated by her fearlessness to pack up for another country to live and work. It made me recall the desire I had in my early 20s to travel abroad. My short visit with her rekindled my passion to get out of my box and explore my dreams and aspirations. To help guide me, I searched for women-centric quotes as motivators for me to dream big(ger). I am sharing below in hopes the quotes will inspire you, too.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. ~Lupita Nyong’o
When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go. ~Carol Burnett
Not fulfilling your dreams will be a loss to the world, because the world needs everyone’s gift – yours and mine. ~Barbara Sher
Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change. ~Shonda Rhimes
I don’t just dream, I do. ~Aamito Stacie Lagum
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. ~Oprah Winfrey
I have dreams and I feel like I have a power to actually make those dreams become a reality. ~Beyonce
The only requirement for having a dream is believing in it. ~Molly Barker
Little girls with dreams become women with vision. ~unknown
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ~Gloria Steinem
No dream is too big to come true. You are born to manifest the glory of God on earth. ~Lailah Gifty Akita