One of my biggest and most recurring dreams when I was a kid of about 9 or 10 years old was to be Strawberry Fields and marry Peter Framptons’ character Billy Shears in Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Movie. No, really. I dreamed about this constantly. I was obsessed. I was young enough to think that this was an actual possibility. That I could be a fictional character in a really bad movie based on a Beatles album! I was definitely floating up there with “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” I was reminded of this the other day when “Strawberry Fields” popped up on my playlist and it started me thinking about dreams and why we give up on the ones we should keep and cling to the ones we should let go. Because there are some we need to let go. Let go of our dreams?! She just said what? I know! We don’t usually get this kind of advice. Just take a look at a small sampling of “dream” quotes:
“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” -Zig Ziglar
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Elenor Roosevelt
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“Don’t stop believing” -Journey
You get the picture.