Tiny Wisdom: On the Power of Dreams

“The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.” -Harry Kemp

A while back, I found a research study that revealed a lot of trust fund babies end up struggling with depression. Since they don’t need to work to earn a living, many of them feel a sense of emptiness and purposelessness.

Even with all the money they could ever need, they often feel that their lives are lacking.

I’m sure most of us wouldn’t mind a little extra money to play with, but there is no wealth like the joy of having passion and intention.

When you have a dream, you have something put your heart into. You have something that you believe is larger than you. You have something to create, little by little every day.

A dream is an opportunity, not just because of where it could lead, but because of what it allows you to do and feel on the way there. When you throw yourself into something you love, the output is as rewarding as the outcome.

Today if you feel like your life is lacking, ask yourself: What is your dream, and what you can create today to support it? Fulfillment isn’t something you get. It’s what you feel when you put your heart into something you believe in.

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About Lori Deschene

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal, Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal, and Tiny Buddha's Inner Strength Journal and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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