Why You Should Follow Your Dreams

What Is Your Dream?

Dream TeamDreams are amazing things.  Our dreams fill us with enthusiasm.  They draw out the genius within and motivate us, don’t they?

Think of the big dreams in your life.

To write a book?  To be a movie star?  To own your own business? To start a family?

What are you dreams?

Notice how you feel when you think about them even now.

Of course it would be easy for me to say you should follow your dreams for lots of reasons (some listed above).  You’ll feel more fulfilled (maybe).  You’ll accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

Just bein’ honest…you’ll probably also fail more than you ever thought possible. Some days, you’ll feel like you’re just on an emotional rollercoaster of super-highs and just-as-low lows.

But when you look back, the acute discomfort of the lows is gone. The lessons remain in vivid experience.  The strength, power and conviction lends you courage and belief as you move forward.

So there are lots of reasons for following your dreams.

The Biggest Reason to Follow Your Dream

The best reason I’ve found for following your dream is not so much about what it does for you.  It’s more about what it does for and to others!

Some people will be terrified of your dream because their own ability to handle uncertainty is not as developed as yours is.  Others don’t want you to be hurt and will try protect you by trying to dissuade you from following your dreams.

But then there are the fellow-dreamers.

These are the ones who will lift you up.  They are your cheerleaders. Even if they are not courageous enough to jump out on their own, they will champion your cause.  They are just as valuable and necessary as the ones in the trenches with you.

Your light will inspire them.  The fire of your soul will burn so that the flicker of hope that lies within them jumps to respond and they will love you deeply for it.

Meet One of My Dream Sheroes

I’m SO thrilled to be the cheerleader for one of my She-roes.

Lisa Marie Selow is a courageous Rebel Rocker chick who lights my fire.

We couldn’t be more opposite. She’s a super-rad punk rock chick.  I’m the model student, over-achiever and recovering people-pleaser.  But this mystic rabble-rouser chick inspires the secret part of me that seeks to break free.  The part of me that longs to create and make an impact is inspired by her.

That’s the funny thing about dreams and dreamers… camaraderie and kindred spirits often hang out in the most unlikely places.  And if you chase down life, it will surprise you with amazingness.

Image of Rebel Chick Mystic's Guide by Lisa SelowThis is a very special day and week for Lisa (and by extension, me).  Today is the launch of her first book, A Rebel Chick Mystic’s Guide: Healing Your Spirit With Positive Rebellion (from Hay House Publishers, Inc.) 

I don’t normally promote a lot on my site, but this book is worth it.

Watching Lisa over the last year as she battled through the publishing process has been pure inspiration.  There have been ups and downs (probably more than she let on), but through it all she persevered.  And that perseverance has paid off. (You can now find her book at your local Barnes and Noble…like she did this weekend.  Notice it’s above Eckhart Tolle…Pretty cool, huh?)

Lisa with Her Book at Barnes and Noble
(It’s the green and hot pink one by her hand)

(You can buy it here–not an affiliate link)

The bottom line is that you don’t have to be famous to make a difference.  We all start out the same–with a dream.  That’s all Lisa had a couple of years ago.  A dream and a vision.  Now, she’s reaping the rewards of all the hard work and dedication to that vision.

I’m inviting you along for the journey of your own life.  Grab your dream with both hands and work to make it happen!  You won’t be sorry you did.

If you’d like more information about Lisa’s book with advance praise, you can visit her site at

 Photo Credit:  Hani Amir 

Additional Photo Credit: Lisa Marie Selow

About Steve

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  • Lisa Selow

    Hi there, Steve,
    Thanks so very much for featuring me and sharing about my book! I so appreciate your help and support! xoxo

    I’m finally getting here after the massive launch to catch up here. I hope that many awesome peeps of mine find you too!

    Love and hugs and thanks,

  • Debra Jason

    So nice of you to acknowledge Lisa Marie’s proud moment. I too noticed her book was right about Eckhart Tolle. She rocks. ) ~Debra