Many of the goals worth aiming for in life calls for not just a sprint but a marathon. But how big is your dream?

If your heart is not fit enough to run the length of it, then you will find yourself stopping halfway through and giving up before you reach the finish line. This was coined from Peter Collins’ words.

With the way the world is evolving, it is imperative for anyone who wants flourish to rethink on his/her targets, values and standards.

Also, to see how to measure up to the yardsticks that makes the world seems to be changing rapidly.

You cannot live to have a footprint in the this world if you don’t dream.

If you do not work hard with sacrifices to make a mark, you can not be remarkable.

If you don’t imagine how your life will be described and what it will be acknowledged for, you earn nothing.

Dreaming is an exercise that should be limitless and boundless.

To survive in the recent times take reflecting on the challenges, opportunities and possibilities the future holds.

You have to change your life by measuring the weight of your dream, and not just to dream merely. Your dream today should always exceed your dream of yesteryears.

Your new dream should transcend your current shore. It should reinforce everything – actions, steps and decisions – about you.

Your new dream should equip you on how to be resilient and determined as you are pursuing the course that will usher a new order to your cause.

Mark Rebel explains, “Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses.”

Those who have changed the narratives of every generation make their dreams to cause a blast that reveals their extraordinary capability.

In the book Adultery, Paulo Coelho affirmed that “All roads lead to the same place. But choose your own, and follow it to the end. Do not try to walk every road.”

It was this spark of big dream that set Grace Alele-Williams apart in the field of Education and Mathematics.

It was the trump of big dream that inflamed Jason Njoku to setting up of Iroko TV.

It was the thirst of big dream that instigated Richard Branson to establish Virgin Atlantic.

It was the charge of big dream that birthed Jeff Bezsos’ Amazon.

Today, I want you to challenge yourself by asking how big is your dream?

Is your dream visualising a limited world or a world without boundary?

If you are waking up each day with the feeling to stop pursuing your dream to detail, your dream is faulty.

When you have a big dream, it gives you hope and imagination to see beyond your past and present and stir you to deliberately and wholeheartedly charged to trample a worthy cause.

Shakhti Gawain described that “The people and things around you will reflect you in increasingly positive ways. The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.”

I therefore urge you to dream big and fanciful without compromise and remorse. You owe no one any apologies for being greatness minded.

Sulyman Sodeeq Abdulakeem is a Librarian, Writer who co-authored the book “Responsible Living: Live to Fulfill Your Potential.”