Why We Dream Big

Dreaming big is a skill that can be practiced!

“Think big, dream big, believe big, and the results will be big.”    

 -Timothy Kasbe


     This school year has offered some unique moments. We have had so many changes and interesting challenges. This is a perfect time to understand why we need the important skill of dreaming big. We often hear people say, “Dream Big!” when they ask someone for a big, bold idea and they are designing something new and exciting, but how does dreaming big help us with those smaller moments, those constantly changing times? 

Dreaming big is a skill that can be practiced and appreciated. When we dream big, we focus on something that excites us, something that creates anticipation and encourages us to hold on tight to a vision of something better. These can be big things, but they can also be small things that help us move through difficult times, such as emerging from a pandemic. Our dreams come before our reality, so when we focus on what could be, we must overcome some of our self-imposed limits. Impossible does not apply anymore. We seek out inspiration, we research, we explore, and we learn new habits, accepting failure as part of the process and using that information to push us forward to something possible that was once only a dream. We've been stuck for awhile and we need some inspiration to move us forward.

Children naturally dream big. It’s built into their early learning DNA. How might we continue to encourage and build these skills as our children grow into adults? And how do we, as adults, reignite our own abilities to dream big? Here at Campbell School of Innovation, we value a “Dream Big” attitude and practice. We encourage each other to dream of things that excite us and keep us focused on creating something better, whether it’s something that helps us have a better afternoon, a better month, or a better school year. Big or small, dreaming is what will help us become unstuck and get us through the unknown as it gives us a direction for where we want to go, so we can create our path to get there.