05/31/2012 05:13 pm ET Updated Oct 21, 2016

A New Conversation About Dreams

It's time for the dreamers of the world to awaken and unite. If dreams are important to you and you are interested in transforming the conversation in the world about dreams from fear and fantasy, to hope and possibility, followed by action and results, you've come to the right place.

Some might say that this no time for dreams, or that dreams are frivolous. There has never been a more important time than right now to dream and without our dreams, all we have is reality. Reality is important, since we must know where we are so we can design the appropriate strategy for getting to where we want to be. But what has being realistic cost you? Is it costing your passion and dreams, your hopes and desires?

And what does it mean to be realistic? Most of us kill off our dreams before we explore the possibilities surrounding them. Big dreamers don't do that. They know there are setbacks and even failures. But they stay committed to their dream. And although life offers us no guarantee that we will get what we want, if you give your dream everything that you've got, in the end, you won't be the same person. You will have grown in immeasurable ways.

Living your life as a dreamer is not just about achievement and accomplishment, or even success. It is about living your life, passionately pursuing the things that matter to you most, and learning and growing along the way. But mired in reality, living from our clocks and calendars, we can forget all about our dreams, or forget to have them at all.

Dr. Mehmet Oz told me about apopostis and if you are dreamless, beware. Apoptosis is when we believe we have outgrown our usefulness, which often happens when people retire, lose their job, or experience an empty nest -- when you stop dreaming, your brain sends a message to your body that it's no longer needed, and people begin to mentally and psychically self destruct. One antidote for this syndrome is to have dreams throughout your entire life, no matter what life is throwing you.

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