Dreams and Fears

At a recent entrepreneurial event in Lexington called Startup Weekend I got to work with the dreamteam on a fun, inspiring project that will most likely never put a dollar in my pocket (kind of reminds me of the BookExchange).  It’s called the dreamfear project.  If you’ve ever heard of post secret, the dreamfear project is similar, but instead of users posting their secrets, users anonymously post their dreams and fears.   The idea behind the dreamfear project is that if you think enough about your dreams and what you are afraid of then you might actually do something to achieve those dreams or avert those fears.

The project got me thinking about my own dreams and fears.  This is what I came up with.

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I don’t think I’m alone in these dreams and fears.  I doubt I’m the only person who wants to be remembered for doing something big.  I also doubt I’m the only person in the world who lays in bed at night thinking – “what if I don’t find that special someone by the time I’m 30, or 35, or what if I’m 45 and I still haven’t found them…scary”.  I’m not alone and neither is everyone else when it comes to their dreams and fears. 

The primary purpose of the dreamfear project is to get people to DO something about their dreams and fears.  Let’s be clear that worrying about not accomplishing your dreams won’t do a bit of good.  Take it from Van Wilder who says, “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere…write that down.”  Worrying just creates panic and stress, it is a waste of time; constructive thought however, can get you to take action. 

The dreamfear project is an attempt to get people to think about, and ultimately do, the following:

– its ok to be afraid.

– its ok to dream big.

– realize other people have the same dreams/fears.

– dreaming or recognition of fears allows you to take action towards accomplishing those dreams or avoiding those fears.

 Check out the dreamfear project at: www.dreamfearproject.com.

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