I daydream a lot. Some might even say I fantasize. It’s my own little world. I dream about winning the biggest billfish tournament in the world. I dream about seeing my wife again in this world. I dream about making a difference in the world. I dream about what I could do with ten million dollars. And I have a ball doing it. Sometimes I actually get lost in thought and don’t notice anything around me.
I shared this one day with a pastor friend of mine. His response explained to me why his church was dying. He said, “I don’t have time to daydream. I have too much stuff to do each day.” Now keep in mind his church was over 50 years old and had less than 100 members. And he had too much “stuff” to do-impossible unless he was smothering them to death. What a waste of a life.
Every successful person I’ve ever known daydreams about what could be. Some even actually put it on their calendar. I haven’t been able to do that. I just let it happen when it wants to.
When was the last time you dreamed about something you feel is impossible? If you never have you might find that some things you thought were impossible just seemed that way.
Let me ask you a question. Why do you think Ben Franklin hoisted that first kite? Ten dollars said he had sat around for some time daydreaming about what might happen if he could capture lightning.
What could you achieve if you let go of a lot of “pastor stuff” and daydreamed about changing the world?