Podcast

Episode 112 • Dreams

dreams

Daydream

Bucket List

Dream big

Dreams come true

Chase your dreams

Story

Podcaster: Hi, my name is Paul, I’m a life coach and a motivator and if you’re listening to this podcast, that means you’re ready to change. Maybe you’ve been stuck in the same routine for years

Listener: …yeah…

Podcaster: and I’m here to tell you that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. I bet you want more from life, don’t you?

Listener: Yeah…I do…

Podcaster: Well, then stop daydreaming and start doing what you need to do in order to get where you want to get. Think about that. What’s on your bucket list? Do you want to climb a mountain?

Listener: Mmh..

Podcaster: Do you want to travel the world? Do you want to run for president? Don’t be afraid to dream big. There’s nothing stopping you.

Listener: That’s right! I can do this!

Podcaster: If you’re stuck in a job that you hate, living a life that you feel wasn’t meant for you, do something about it. This is the sign you were waiting for, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to make your dreams come true. But you’ve got to take action now. You’ve gotta start chasing your dreams now, not tomorrow, not next week, now. Become the person you want to be. Become the person you would be jealous of. Become the-

Listener: Yes! You’re right, Paul. I’ll do it. Honey! Honey!

Maryel: What?

Listener: I’ve decided I’m finally going to run a marathon.

Maryel: A marathon?! But you don’t even jog!

Listener: I gotta dream big, Maryel! In fact, I’m going to start training right away.

Maryel: Alright, well, don’t forget your keys…

Listener: Got ‘em. I’ll just-

[opens door]

Listener: Is it- is it raining? Man, it’s a bit chilly today. [sighs] Ehm… Actually now that I think about it, there’s a new episode of Fast and Restless coming out at 3pm and I really wanted to watch that… Ehm… I, ehm, maybe I’ll just start training tomorrow…

[door closes]

Questions

Well, that was me pretty much every Monday when I decided that I'm going to change my life for good that I'm going to start doing all these great things like running, like eating healthy. Yes, well and then I always find an excuse or two to not start that day and then guess what? You got to wait for the following week.

Daydream

'... then stop daydreaming.'

• If you are daydreaming, are you sleeping or not?

No, I know that it does contain the word dream but no, when you are daydreaming, you are not sleeping you are very much awake.

• And if you are daydreaming, are you thinking about something pleasant or something unpleasant?

If you are daydreaming, you are usually thinking about something pleasant, something maybe you're fantasizing about the future or something that could be happening at the moment. Maybe you're thinking about your crush imagining the two of you kissing each other these kinds of things, pleasant things, definitely

• Are you paying attention to what’s happening around you while you are daydreaming?

No, when you are daydreaming, you're so distracted, you're so focused on these thoughts that you're having.

• Do you often daydream?

I think I used to daydream a lot more than I do now because I'm so busy with many practical things, I really don't have that much time to daydream but it's something that I love to do. I find it very comforting. Whenever I can, I like to go for a walk and I like to listen to some music, and then Daydream, it's one of my favorite things to do. Unfortunately, when I'm really stressed out, I can't do it because I start thinking about as I'm walking, I start thinking about all these things that I have to do. It's not relaxing at all but there are times when I can daydream and I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing, because at the end of the day, you're escaping reality, but I love doing it.

Bucket list

'What’s on your bucket list?'

• What’s on a bucket list? A list of items you need to buy from the grocery store or a list of things you want to do before you die?

If your hands are full, you are very busy. In fact, you are so busy that you basically have no time for anything else.

• Have you ever made a bucket list?

I have tried to make a bucket list. First of all, when you say bucket list, it can be either something physical, you can have a physical bucket list. You can write down on a piece of paper, or I don't know on your computer, or something, all the things that you want to do before you die, or it can just be something that you have planned but you haven't written anything down. Either way, if you have a list of things that you want to do before you die, you can call that a bucket list and I think I love the idea if it was that simple. You put a bunch of things on a piece of paper and then boom, you start doing them but a lot of times, a lot of these things take a long time to accomplish. I think it can be a little disheartening when you have like I don't know, buy a house or get married and then you don't have the money to buy a house or you cannot find the right person to get married to then, bucket list may not be a great idea, it can do more harm than good but all in all, I do like the idea of a bucket list.

• What are some of the things on your bucket list?

I think one of the main things that's on my bucket list, well traveling, in general, is always on my bucket list but I think recently, I fell in love with the idea of traveling in a van and I think that is definitely one of the things that I would add to my bucket list because I would love to do it. I would love to spend a year or two traveling in a van and, I'd love to do that before I die.

Dream big

'Don’t be afraid to dream big.'

• If you dream big, does that mean you want simple things from life or extraordinary things?

If you dream big, that means that you want extraordinary things to happen to you.

• What are some examples of dreaming big?

Well, I mentioned a few things like running for president or maybe becoming a millionaire or, I don't know, becoming a movie star. Those are examples of one in a million. I don't know, I'm just like throwing statistics out there. I have no idea. I'm really bad at math but, it's just like, very few people accomplish those things. Dreaming big mean means having literally like big dreams, having these great plans for yourself.

• Do you tend to dream big? Is that a good thing or not?

I definitely think that I dream big. Even when I was a child, I used to dream big. I mean, when I was younger, I wanted to be a Hollywood star, I was sure I was going to become an actress but then things changed. I personally don't even think I would like to be an actress. I like what I do, I really do. Now, obviously, I still think I dream big, because, my biggest dream right now is to make this a job to somehow be able to turn this into my full time job. This is my dream and I think I am dreaming big right now because I know it's not easy. I know, it takes a lot of work. I know that there's a lot of competition out there but I still like to dream big and to think that who knows, one day I might be able to do this and is dreaming big a good thing or a bad thing? I think it's a great thing. I think we should all dream big and have great plans for ourselves and really go for it. Obviously, we got to be responsible but yes, I think you shouldn't be afraid to dream big.

Dreams come true

'I’m here to tell you that it’s time to make your dreams come true.'

• If your dreams come true do they become a reality or not?

Yes, if your dreams come true, as Cinderella used to say, they become a reality, meaning you had a dream and then it became real, it was not a dream anymore, it was real life.

• Have any of your dreams come true?

I think I'm always looking for the next thing out of life but I think so many of my dreams have come true already living in another country, having the job that I have at the moment that allows me to travel, and at the same time teach you guys, like most of my dreams have already come true, if I think about it. Also, I don't want to be too cheesy but, three years ago, I met my boyfriend, and I don't think I've ever been this happy in a relationship and that was always a dream of mine to just be in a nice and healthy relationship with a guy that I loved. That's another dream that's come true already. I really can't complain. I like to complain a lot. My boyfriend knows that but I really shouldn't be complaining.

Chase your dreams

'You’ve gotta start chasing your dreams now…'

• If you are chasing your dreams, are you working in order to make them come true or are you ignoring them?

If you are chasing your dreams, you're working in order to make them come true. You are doing something, you're being proactive in order to turn them into a reality.

• If you dream of becoming a professional photographer, what would you do in order to start chasing that dream?

Well, if you wanted to chase that dream of becoming a professional photographer, I think you would have to maybe create an Instagram profile, you would have to make connections. You would have to hire models and work on several projects. These are all the things that you would be doing if you were chasing that dream.

• What dreams are you chasing at the moment?

Well, I've already mentioned that one of my biggest dreams at the moment would be to turn this into my full-time job to be able to make a living off of those, that would bring me a lot of joy. Right now, this is the dream I'm chasing and actually I have to thank you guys for even making me believe that one day this could happen because, otherwise if it weren't for you, I would not be thinking about this at all.

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