Creatives are dreamers. When we set out on our creative paths or put our vision, gifts, and talents out into the world, we had a vision in mind. Our creative dream is the fuel to keep going even when we don’t know what to do next. It is a vision of what we want to achieve, create, or become.
There have been countless times in my life when I’ve been knocked down — times when I doubted my abilities or felt lost in the face of adversity. In those moments, it would have been easier to let go of my dream and succumb to my doubts and fears. But I made a choice. I chose to hold onto my dream, to believe in its significance, and to let it guide me forward.
One of the most defining moments in my journey was when I was diagnosed with vocal nodules. It was a crushing blow, and I feared that I would never be able to sing again.
But deep within me, I knew that my voice and music mattered. It was that belief in my dream that fueled my determination to get back up and to keep pursuing my passion. Two years later, I found myself singing in front of an audience of 50,000 people. It was a testament to the power of daring to dream, even in the face of adversity.
What “Dare to Dream” Means
The phrase “Daring to Dream” is often thrown around, but only very few have ever stopped to ponder its significance. It may seem as if dreaming is a privilege reserved for a select few, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I believe that “Daring to Dream” holds particular meaning for creative professionals, thought leaders, and heartfelt entrepreneurs. It is about pushing boundaries, embracing imagination, and relentlessly pursuing ambitious goals in our creative endeavours.
When you dare to dream, you are stepping outside of your comfort zone and venturing into uncharted territories of possibility. You are allowing yourself to envision a different reality — one where your creative visions come to life and make a meaningful impact on the world. It’s about tuning into that inner voice and allowing it to guide your actions, even when it seems daunting or unconventional.
Daring to dream means embracing the full spectrum of our creative potential, tapping into the depths of our imagination, and refusing to settle for mediocrity. It is about having the audacity to believe that our ideas matter and that our creative journey has the potential to leave a lasting legacy.
Daring to Dream and Its Impact on Our Identity
As I’ve reflected on the concept of daring to dream, I’ve come to realize that it is not merely about setting goals. It is also about envisioning the person we are meant to become. It requires us to embrace the unknown with unwavering courage and welcome change with open arms. By daring to dream, we are opening the door to a future where our identity is shaped by the dreams we choose to chase, the challenges we choose to conquer, and the impact we choose to make.
Our dreams have a way of expanding our horizons and pushing us beyond our perceived limits. They beckon us to step into the arena of growth and transformation, to shed the layers of self-doubt and embrace the fullness of our potential. Each step we take towards our dreams shapes us and molds us into the individuals we are meant to be.
But daring to dream also means acknowledging the vulnerability that comes with it. It means facing the fears and doubts that may arise along our journey. The path to fulfilling our dreams is rarely linear or without obstacles. There will be moments of uncertainty, moments when we question our abilities, and moments when it feels easier to give up.
But it is in the face of adversity that our dreams become our guiding light. They remind us of our purpose, of the impact we yearn to make. They give us the resilience to rise above the challenges, to learn from our failures, and to keep moving forward. Our dreams become the compass that guides us through the storm, reminding us to stay true to ourselves and never lose sight of our true potential.
Embracing Your Identity Through Action
So, I invite you to take a moment to pause, close your eyes, and envision your future identity. What does it look like? How does it feel? What impact do you want to have on the world? Allow yourself to dream big, without limitations or self-doubt. This is your chance to unleash your full potential and create a future that is truly aligned with your authentic self.
Imagine yourself stepping into that future identity, fully embodying the creative force within you. What does it feel like to live a life where your passions and talents converge? Visualize the possibilities, the growth, and the joy that awaits you on this journey.
But remember, embracing your future identity requires action. Dreams alone are not enough. They must be accompanied by purpose-driven action. Take the first step, no matter how small. Break down your dreams into actionable goals and create a roadmap to guide you towards them. Each step you take brings you closer to your future self, building the momentum necessary to turn dreams into reality.
Growing into Your Dreams
You can grow into that identity. Look at how many times you have changed your identity and grown into it. I never thought I would be a great acting coach, a great singing and voice coach, or an inspiring life coach. But as I studied and coached every day I grew into those identities.
As a creative coach, there is one constant thing that I advise all my clients. Embrace the power of your dreams and keep daring to dream even when the road gets tough. Your dreams hold immense potential and will guide you towards a future where your creative self flourishes.
Embrace the journey, for it is through the challenges and triumphs that you truly discover your purpose. Let your dreams be the compass that navigates you towards a life of fulfilment, impact, and creative abundance. Keep believing, keep striving, and never forget that you have the power to bring your dreams to life.
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About Raising Your Impact
Faith Rumer is the Founder & CEO of Raising Your Impact.
She has been coaching voice, performance and communication skills, singing, acting, and dialects for over 30 years, working with thousands of students all over the world. She has trained Academy-Award-winning actors, Grammy-winning singer-songwriters, film, TV, and recording stars, as well as TV hosts, world-class entrepreneurs, speakers, CEOs, and CFOs. Now she’s coaching Social Media Influencers, YouTube, and Podcast hosts to help them raise their impact and make the most of their voices and their communication.
Faith’s signature voice and presentational coaching method have helped her clients find their own powerful authentic voice, up-level their communication, fine-tune their skills and talents and create the confidence they need to create the impact they want to have in their dream careers.
Faith also holds a Masters in Speech Pathology, specializing in voice science. A professional singer-songwriter, actor, and motivational speaker, Faith has performed on stages in front of thousands and has acted in numerous Feature films, TV shows, and theater.
Learn more at: https://RaisingYourImpact.com