The Dream Revolution

I genuinely overheard the following conversation in a ladies toilet between two women as they were leaving:

‘I finally got rid of it’


‘That octopus’

I didn’t get to hear the rest of the story, but it left me strangely curious.  What an odd thing to say, I thought.

Then I got to thinking about other things we say, but don’t challenge because they’re part of our everyday language.  My mind drifted and I found myself making up imaginary conversations…well, being a writer it is my job, I can’t be called “crazy lady” anymore.


‘You can’t have everything.’

‘Why not?’

‘You just can’t.’

‘Who said?’

‘I don’t know, but you can’t.’


‘Money doesn’t grow on trees.’

‘Yes it does, it’s made of paper.’

‘You know what I mean.’

‘Yes, but as some people actually make their money from growing trees, it kind of does, grow on trees I mean, for some people at least.’


‘You can’t do that!’

‘Why not?’

‘Well, you don’t have the skills for a start.’

‘Then I’ll get them.’

‘What about the experience?’

‘I’ll get that too.’

‘You’ll be too old by the time you’ve done all that.’

‘I’ll be that old anyway.’


You see where I’m going with this?  I got to thinking about all the negative and self limiting beliefs we carry around with us.

You see, you can only get as big as your dreams.  You can only achieve as much as you expect.  You can only go as far as you think you can.

Henry Ford summed it up when he said something like…if you think you can you can, and if you think you can’t you can’t.  Either way, you’re right.

The habits I currently have, the beliefs I currently hold and the experiences I’ve had, are only enough to create what I’ve got already.  If I want something bigger, bolder and brighter, I have to change those habits, beliefs and experiences.

I have a dream to sell 50,000 copies of my books by this time next year – you can imagine all the negative mind chatter that provokes!  It’s interesting to see how I’ve limited myself all this time.

So, telling yourself a different story, allowing yourself a bigger dream and reminding yourself you can, through affirmations and visualisation is an important first step.  Taking a small action every day is the next.

I’d love to know what you’re dream is and what you’re doing about it…perhaps we could start a dream revolution!


Allison Agius is the author of several books, and runs a private coaching clinic where she uses the principles of her best selling book Hidden Secrets, to assist  people in being what they want to be.  You can contact her at

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About me

Allison Agius lives in the North East of England with her husband.  They have five children between them. 

When she’s not working or writing she spends her time riding her Honda Hornet (in the summer), running (in the summer) and eating chocolate!