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The 6 Stages of Sharing Your Dream

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Okay, so it can be confronting to share one’s dream. Seriously. I started sharing about this film this week and found myself confronted on all kinds of levels. And I’m in the business of supporting people in accomplishing their dreams. I live in the dream capitol of the world!

So, as I looked at what I was experiencing, I came up with a list of the stages of sharing a dream. Kind of like the 5 stages of grief, only it’s our dreams. They are:

1) Confronted. (e.g. How dare I have such a bold dream?)
2) Uncomfortable. (Okay, this is getting a little easier, but I’m still way out of my comfort zone.)
3) Finding my groove. (This sharing is not so bad. I’m starting to find some kindred spirits.)
4) Exhilarated. (I am not only sharing my dream, I’m going to accomplish my dream!)
5) Fun loves company! (Come on down and play! Let’s all have a big dream!)
6) Expansive world view. (Have a big life, have big dreams!)

This is what I’ve experienced. It’s been exhilarating, uncomfortable, slow and steady, lighting fast. At times the air has felt different against my skin, I’ve been so far out of my comfort zone.

It’s made me wonder why we don’t all share our dreams more often? Yeah, I get it, we’re all too cool for that… but, why? Why are we too cool? Are we all so disappointed, ridden-hard-and-put-away-wet, recession-kicked, that we have stopped dreaming?

I don’t believe it. I think we all dream, we just need a little help sharing our dreams.

So, this is that help. Share your dream with me right now. Declare it loud and proud. Or softly at first. I don’t care, just declare your dream. Don’t worry about how it will come true. That will get figured out later. Besides, it’s tough for it to come true if you don’t share it!

Here’s to our dreams coming true…
~Shawn.