Yes, I think so.
I know. Sounds weird at first, right? Like, how much skill does dreaming take? Just plop yourself down on a couch, close your eyes, and let ‘er fly!
But, going deeper, there’s more to it than that.
In my work, I talk to a lot of people. In short, they talk to me because they want more; they want to fast-track their personal evolution. At some point in our relationship, the conversation turns to the possibilities for their lives.
What are your dreams?
What would you love to create in your life?
Pretty simple questions.
And yet most people have no clear answers for those simple questions. And even if they do offer an answer, deep down, they don’t really believe their dreams could become reality.
And why is that?
From what I have noticed, most people have learned (from their parents, teachers, culture) not to want a lot. Not to expect much. Not to dream. We kneel to our fears and choose to teach our kids how to survive, not thrive.
As a result, the ability to dream — which I believe to be an innate ability — gets stamped out of us.
Because of this tendency, in order to create what’s really possible in our lives, we need to regain access to our ability to dream. Dreaming becomes a skill. A learnable, teachable skill.
If you to create something new, something bigger in your life (and who doesn’t?), then it’s a good idea to check in with your current level of mastery with this skill.
What’s your dream?
Can you see it? Can you immediately access the feeling of what it would be like to have that desire manifested in your life right now? Are you free of all resistance and doubt?
Or do you get stuck? Or not even bother to try?
Dreaming is a skill that holds the power to provide a return on investment that dwarfs the returns from any of the skills we currently value and teach. It’s worth your time. It’s worth your awareness. And it’s worth your practice.
Because everything you want depends your ability to dream it first.