The Dream Enabler
On Saturday I blogged about my weekly trips to Sydney to help dreams come true. Mostly my daughters.
Sammie from The Annoyed Thyroid suggested I add "Dream Enabler" to my job title.
I love that! So much so that I feel the need to blog about it.
Now bear with me because I only noticed this comment five minutes ago so there has been around 60 seconds of thought put into this post. It may go nowhere.
We often hear of Dream Stealers. Those people who are constantly telling people what's not possible. They are the "Can't Monsters" who put the kibosh on a person's vision.
Dream Stealers can come in the form of well-meaning friends, parents, teachers or work colleagues.
It has been my experience that Dream Stealers have a narrow comfort zone. They have a set of belief patterns that keep them focussed on "the norm" and they tread through life very carefully.
Dream Stealers don't always see what's possible and they often miss opportunities because of their limited vision.
Dream Stealers will often focus on a person's weaknesses rather that recognise the power of a person's strengths.
Dream Enablers on the other hand believe anything is possible. Dream Enablers see the world as place filled with opportunities.
Dream Enablers notice that everyone has something special to offer the world and they applaud their strengths.
Dream Enablers live in a "but free zone" and replace all the usual "buts" with "imagine if".
Dream Enablers support others, cheer them on and believe in the possibilities.
I like the idea of being a Dream Enabler. I like that as a job title.
I like the idea of being a Mum with that job title.
I know, I know ... we don't want to send lambs to the slaughter if their dreams are completely out of reach.
But what do we know?
Unless we have walked the exact same path because we wanted to achieve the exact same results we are not experts.
My parents were Dream Enablers. Sure, they strongly encouraged me to have a back-up plan and kindly guided me in certain directions if I was heading down a slightly dusty road. But they didn't steal my dreams. They simply re-tuned the channel from time to time so I could get a clearer picture.
I liked that about the way I was raised.
That's the kind of legacy I hope to pass on.
Thanks Sam - I'll take it!
Do you have Dream Enablers in your life?
When was the last time someone stole your dream?