Greenlight Your Dreams

Rebecca Scott
4 min readJan 17, 2024

Dreams are both inspiring and terrifying at the same time.

Everyone needs a big crazy dream.

Photo by Liana Mikah on Unsplash

It’s the dream that when it comes true we will know we have achieved something great in our lives. We know we put the work in. We got through the lessons and mess-ups that taught us. We can know physically feel it, hear it, see it, smell it, live it. A dream that was once just an image in our minds is reality.

It’s sailing in the Caribbean.
It’s buying a home.
It’s going to university.
It’s getting that position.
It’s opening that store.
It’s spending everyday with the people you love the most.
It’s going to Alaska, or Africa, or Norway or England or wherever that place is for you.
Maybe it is simple as living a great life.

No matter how insignificant your dreams appear to be they matter.

They are what is going to inspire you to get to work. To do one thing everyday that will compound into something great. (Except on the days they don’t.)

2024 has just started. There is a full year of opportunities and lessons ahead.

The hard part about dreams and goals is staying true to them. It’s not getting so distracted by others that you forget the dream.

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” ~ Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla was the first female Indian-American in space. She died in in the NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy. She broke through many barriers and trials to get to be selected as an astronaut and given the opportunity to go to space twice.

“The path from dreams to success does exist.”

All around us are people who have achieved dreams. They didn’t just wake up one day to those dreams. They worked for them.

Kalpana Chawla gives the three ingredients to achieving your dream. Vision, Courage and Perseverance.



Rebecca Scott

I’m a Labrador lover, learning addict, keep it simple activist, and a Canadian East Coast girl just trying to earn my Crazy Aunt Mug.