Give yourself permission to Dream

Give yourself permission to dream and believe so you could take action.

The other day a client of mine felt overwhelmed with all her ideas of what she wanted to do and how she could shine her light into this world, and it came down to one thing.

Within a few hours after our session, she shared with me her initial steps of getting started in going after her dream.
Sometimes we tell ourselves that we must listen to the noise around us that tells us to just get a job because it provides security and stability. While this may true in some cases, the reality is that there is no such thing as job security.

My client has a dream to own her own business. She spent time in India to study massage therapy but she felt stuck that she couldn’t turn this into a business. She struggled because she felt she didn’t have enough education. Yet, her training is enough to get started.

We talked about how she could offer her massage to start earning money and set funds aside so she could invest in her education to further her expertise.

She also loved the idea of helping people see their potential by starting to beautify their homes. Let’s be honest, if we love our home, loving our lives becomes so much easier. We can appreciate the beauty and the peace that comes from our space.

Why couldn’t she have both? This is a world of possibilities and as multi-passionate people, giving ourselves permission to have it all and not sacrifice part ourselves, that is unapologetic living.

So, if you are currently struggling to envision a life where you can have it all, give yourself permission to dream and believe in it. Sit with this for a day or so, write in detail of what it looks like as if it already exists.

Then start taking action to get the ball rolling. And if something changes in your vision, give yourself permission to change your mind and make a new decision of what you want your life to look like.

About the author

Petra Monaco is an artist, author, and professional problem solver for creatives, rebels, and multi-passionates.

She is here to help you remove frustration from your life and achieve your creative dreams with more ease and confidence.


  1. Thank you for sharing such an inspirational post! I have a had a few wonderful friends in my life that have always encouraged my dreams and I’m so glad you were able to do this for your client. Sometimes it makes a world of difference to have another person confirm that your dreams are worth chasing! <3

  2. Great post!! You’re so right in say that sometimes we think our dreams are too big and scare ourselves out of chasing them because they seem unreachable. Taking baby steps and do small things everyday, our dreams seem more achievable and in reach. 🙂

  3. It’s suffice to say that so many of us say “No” when we want to dream big because we start coming up with excuses. What a cool idea for a post to remind us we don’t have to say no when yes might lead to possibilities that would change our life. Inspiration is always needed!

  4. This is totally relevant to all my thoughts right now!!! I like the writing about it. I’ve been doing that with e-mails to friends, but more as a, “CAN I DO IT?” I think writing about it as if it’s reality is super great advice and I will definitely do that!

  5. This is totally relevant to my life right now!! I’ve been feeling directionless and sort of bemoaning how I can possibly do it all, but I think writing about things as if THEY ARE NOW is great advice that I am going to take!

  6. I believe some people doubt themselves simply out of fear that it won’t succeed. I find that in this day and age, many people are thinking about it a lot less and just going for it, pursuing whatever it is that they have been wanting to do. At the end of the day, life really is too short and if you can find a way to make things happen, I say do it!

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