What does dreaming of potatoes mean?

If you have been dreaming of potatoes and need an interpretation, let me start with an interesting factoid.

Did you know that potatoes are not indigenous to Europe even though some countries in that continent use this plant as their main source of staple calories?

In fact, when Ireland went through its potato famine, a significant chunk of its population died or migrated out of the country.

Potatoes originated from the New World.

In fact, it’s not the only plant from the Western Hemisphere that went on to revolutionize our global diet.

The tomato, as well as corn, originated from that part of the world.

If you’ve been dreaming of potatoes, you can easily be forgiven for ignoring your dream.

After all, most of the people reading this from the United States and Western Europe have eaten mashed potatoes, french fries, and a wide range of common dishes made out of this versatile and tasty plant.

What’s the big deal when you are dreaming up potatoes?

In reality, your subconscious is actually trying to tell you very important truths about personal success and laying the foundation for the future.

If you want to achieve favorable results involving those things, you might want to pay attention.

General meaning of potato dreams

General meaning of potato dreams

When you see yourself handling or eating potatoes in your dream, this indicates your subconscious is trying to get across to you important themes regarding planning for a better future.

Abundant wealth doesn’t materialize out of anywhere.

It’s not like you are going to be the winner of some sort of cosmic lottery and all you need to do is just sit back and do exactly what you’ve been doing before.

And all of a sudden, through no effort on your own, you get the very best life has to offer.
Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way.
Whatever it is that you have right now is caused by what you did yesterday, or the day before, or a decision made way before that.

Whatever the case may be, your mindset and the decisions, actions, and words that flow from that mindset formed the cause of your life.

Whatever it is that you’re enjoying now or the ordeal that you’re going through are the results.
A lot of people don’t like this.

A lot of people would rather think that they are the victims of somebody else’s screw-up.
They would rather believe that life is just a gigantic roll of the dice.

While it can be safely assumed that luck does play a role in how things turn out, it is also true that the harder you work, the luckier you get.

When you dream of potatoes, you are dreaming about a crop that takes quite a bit of planning, preparation, and most importantly, work to produce abundantly.

Sure, wild potatoes do grow.

You can harvest potatoes in the wild, cut them up, eat most of them, and then throw the rest away into the ground.

You didn’t think much of it, you definitely didn’t have a plan, but when the next harvest season comes around, you’ll have some potatoes.

They’ve sprouted off the ground and now, they’re ready for harvest.

Nice and easy, right?

Well, you can’t live your life that way because you don’t know how much you will get.

You don’t know where you’re going to be harvesting.

You don’t know if you will get enough potatoes to give you the calories that you need to survive another season.

There are so many different variables when we leave everything to blind chance.

This is where work comes in.

And I’m not just talking about random one-time big-time work where you work really hard for a very short period of time and then expect to coast and enjoy the benefits of your labor later on.

Again, long-term success.

And regardless of how you define it, it doesn’t work that way.

You have to have a system.

You have to stick to a plan.

So whether you’re looking for abundant wealth or just looking to just be happy with what you have, both of these require intentionality.

This is, ultimately, the meaning of potato dreams.

It’s all about achieving that minimum level of intentionality.

So you at least get some semblance of control regarding the output that you desire.

This, of course, applies to wide areas of your life.

I’m not just talking about the money in your pocket or in your bank account.

I’m also talking about the state of your health.

By “health,” I’m not just talking about your body or the thing that you see in the mirror.

I’m talking about your mind, your personality, your emotional state, how you get along with people, and how other people affect you.

I’m also talking about your impact on the rest of the world.

We would like to think that we matter but unfortunately, we carry ourselves in such a way that we don’t matter.

All of these are bound up by one common theme: intentionality.

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to be natural leaders?

Whatever it is, they seem to attract the right results, there’s just something so effective about them.

Well, that doesn’t happen by accident.

While there is such a thing as natural potential and talent, for that natural potential to be fully unlocked so that it benefits that person as well as the people surrounding him or her, it takes work.

At the very least, it takes a focused effort.

This can be reduced to the term intentionality.

Begin whatever you do with an output in mind.

Because if you don’t have an idea of a goal when you take action or when you plan, who knows what you end up with?

You might end up chasing your tail only to arrive at the same place.

What does it mean to dream of rotten potatoes?

What does it mean to dream of rotten potatoes?

Your subconscious is communicating with you that even though you understand the power of intentionality and you’re smart enough to figure out how it would benefit you, you’re too focused on your limitations.

Maybe you came from a family that has struggled generation after generation.

There’s a part of you that is convinced that if your grandparents had a rough life, then it is only natural that you inherit their poverty, difficulties, and hard times.

Now, even if you’re able to make it out of poverty, it’s still easy to inherit mental and emotional poverty.

You have to understand that it’s one thing to earn a lot of money, it’s another to actually enjoy it and keep it.

People who come from long family histories of financial difficulties have a tough time enjoying their money.

They can’t keep it, they can’t let it flow.

It goes in and it goes out.

And in many cases, it actually does more harm than good because they end up getting buried in debt.

The moment their income goes up a little bit, their standard of living, financed by borrowing, easily outpaces.

They changed financial fortunes.

When you dream of rotten potatoes, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you your weak grasp of intentionality because you’re so focused on filling your needs for the short-term that you don’t plan ahead correctly.

A good example of this is a person who migrates to another country.

Let’s say somebody came from the developing world and move to the United States and get a decent lower level job.

For that same income level, a lot of people who are born in the United States would get a low-level Honda.

But this person buys a BMW.

Their monthly car payments are thousands of dollars, maybe $3,000, so they always set aside 50 bucks for gas.

Imagine that.

Rolling around in a car worth close to $100,000 but you only have $50 worth of gas in the tank.


When you’re dreaming of rotten potatoes, your subconscious is telling you that there is some sort of issue with how you view abundance in whatever form it takes in your life.

The example that I gave you involves personal finances and how you handle money but this can also easily apply to how you handle people, your body, your mental health, and your spiritual issues.

When you dream of rotten potatoes, it’s as if the symbolic power of the potato, which is intentionality, has rotten away in your present reality.

You’re not fully grasping it.

What does it mean to dream about eating potato chips?

What does it mean to dream about eating potato chips?

When you eat potato chips in your dream, your subconscious is using this dream symbol to represent how you speak.

You have to be very careful of your words.

Some behavioral psychologists have concluded that human beings “groom” each other through their words, much like primates like monkeys groom each other for fleas and ticks.

When primates groom each other, they build personal bonds.

That’s how you keep the community together.

The same goes with words.

We groom each other with small talk.

In many cases, we talk about our problems but we don’t want a solution.

We just feel that when we let go of these personal things, we create a bond with the other person.

This, of course, requires reciprocity to work because the other person then understands that they can unleash whatever it is that is bothering them, knowing that they are in a safe place.

And this mutual understanding of being able to let go of these personal issues without really demanding some sort of solution from the other person makes for a deeper level of comfort and trust.

This makes for stronger family and friendship relationships.

That’s how we groom each other.

But the problem is, words have meaning.

They have power.

And when you talk about yourself in a certain way, much like you pop potato chips into your mouth without thinking about it while you lie on the couch watching TV or YouTube, you are unleashing the power to the rest of the universe.

One of the key fundamental rules of the Law of Attraction is that every single person on this planet sends out vibrations.

Those vibrations take many different forms.
They can be words, thoughts, and most importantly, actions.

These vibrations are not equal.

They operate on different frequencies.

When you say certain words, they have different frequency values.

And you think your words just go out into the universe with absolutely no consequences.

Think again.

Because just as you send out vibration at a certain frequency, the world operates according to the Law of Return.

Some people call this universal reciprocity, others call it karma, and others in the Christian tradition call it sowing and reaping.

It doesn’t matter what you label it, your words have an impact.

So when you keep talking about yourself as some sort of victim where things just happen to you without any input on your part or without any intentionality, what do you think you unleash?

That’s right, you get more of the same.

The universe reciprocates your words.

This is why it’s really a bad idea to talk to yourself in a denigrating way.

You keep saying, “I get my heart broken all the time because I’m an idiot.

I’m not worth loving. I’m a fool.”

When you keep saying this to yourself, maybe because you want to keep yourself humble, maybe you’re just frustrated, maybe you’re just echoing the kinds of words that your mother or father used to say to you, it doesn’t really matter.

The words are out there and they have power.

And guess what happens?

You get more of the same.

You do get treated like a fool, you do get manipulated, and you end up being tricked.

Do you see how this works?

When you dream of eating potato chips, you’re not just popping stuff into your mouth.
This is a projection dream using symbols.

Your subconscious is letting you know you have to be more careful with your words.
Let your mouth speak words of life.

Because words are like seeds.

You can’t just pout weeds and expect a beautiful garden to blossom around you.

It doesn’t work that way.

Just as your thoughts impact your day-to-day reality and your attitude dictates the outcome of your life, your words play a big role too.

Be more intentional in how you speak and you’d be surprised at the results.

What does it mean to dream about carrying many potatoes?

What does it mean to dream about carrying many potatoes?

There are many different dream images that bring this to mind.

Maybe you’re carrying individual potatoes in your hands.

As you probably already know, you can only handle so many large potatoes, especially russet potatoes, in your palms.

Pretty soon, you’ll run out of space and you’ll drop the potatoes.

Maybe you’re carrying potatoes in plastic bags or even burlap sacks.

Whatever the case may be and regardless of how you mentally position or frame the potatoes, you’re handling too much.

Your subconscious is trying to communicate to you when you are handling potatoes this way, that your family’s influence is weighing down on you.

It doesn’t have to be negative, mind you.

Maybe you come from a family of achievers.

Perhaps, granddad was a diplomat, and mommy and daddy did well for themselves in the world of business or politics or in a professional rearm like medicine.

And now, you come along and people are looking at you.

They are not say anything.

They’re not demanding that you walk in the big shoes of your grandfather, who may have founded companies or been the head of a government office.

But you can tell from their eyes that they are proud of their last name.

They are proud of the family tradition, and here, you come along.

It seems so heavy.

And depending on how you look at it and how you get along with your parents or your extended family for that matter, it might even seem unfair.

Don’t we all deserve a fresh start?

Don’t we all deserve to set our own destiny without a long-standing family reputation casting its long shadow on our individual achievements and acting as some sort of measuring stick?

These are the questions that come to mind.

And it also works on the flip side.

You come from a family that is punctuated by single mothers.

Your great-grandmother had different children by many different men and then your grandmother did the same, and your mother did the same.

There are broken families, your mother’s boyfriends may have abused you, beating you up.

Whatever the case may be, the pressure is also the same even in a “dysfunctional scenario.”
How do you get out from under that seeming intergenerational curse?

Or if you come from a long line of men who are constantly broke, can’t find a job, don’t want a job, and now, you come along, another mouth to feed.

And as you make your way through the world, you’re trying to come up on your own again, trying to get out of the shadow of your family’s past.

These are the issues that carrying many potatoes brings to the table.

Because those family histories can be dealt with only if you are intentional.

Because you don’t have to let your past define you.

Even if you have come from a past that is otherwise socially enviable, you don’t have to let that weigh down on you.

But the key here is intentionality.

Unfortunately, a lot of people simply just emotionally react.

I remember when I was going to college, one of the hardest partiers in my fraternity came from a family that was actually very wealthy.

His father was a billionaire who made his fortune in the microchip industry in California in the late 60s to mid 1970s.

In Silicon Valley years, that’s ancient history.

That’s like saying that he comes from “old money.”

Well, my buddy, Scott, (fake name) obviously had daddy issues because he could never measure up.

Sure, he was going to one of the best colleges in California, if not the United States.

But so what?

His father was a billionaire who flies around in a private jet.

Scott found himself in this really weird situation of competing with his father whom he had strained relations with because his dad divorced his mom and married other woman and had more kids.

Scott found his “identity” through drugs and alcohol.

He was a hardcore partier.

I mean, I thought I partied by downing a few beers, clearing a case, and smoking a few joints.

Boy, was I surprised when I tried to party with Scott.

The guy just drank and smoked me under the table.

I mean, it’s just crazy.

That was his whole life.

When I kept in touch with him, as well as kept in touch with people who kept in touch with him long after college, he apparently went through an alcoholism rehab program.

And I’m happy to report that Scott has basically settled down.

He lives in a small apartment with his wife and kid and works at a mid-level job in San Francisco.

The issue with him was that he was trying to compete with what had gone before.

While it’s true that it’s a heavy responsibility to be carried on the shoulders of giants, who told you that you had to be a giant yourself?

You can just be in there for the ride.

You could just enjoy the blessing and be your own person.

And apparently, after his issues with alcohol, he realized that it’s much better to be your own person instead of competing with your old man.

When you are dreaming or carrying many potatoes, you’re basically carrying the emotional load of the past.

Your past doesn’t have to define you.

Just as your past failures and shortcomings don’t have to warp and distort your identity, the same applies to family history.

You can set a new path.

The key, again, which is central to the potatoes’ symbolism, is intentionality.

A little bit of planning goes a long way.

What does it mean to dream of harvesting potatoes?

What does it mean to dream of harvesting potatoes?

When you harvest potatoes in your dream, this indicates that whatever you have set in motion will finally come to pass.

People rejoice when they hear this.

Finally, the seed that I planted is ready to be harvested in the form of a nice bumper crop.

That’s not necessarily true.

You have to understand that there’s more to farming than just getting seeds, poking holes in the ground, putting the seeds in the holes, covering them up, and maybe adding water and dousing them with water from time to time.

To be a successful farmer, you have to plant the right seeds.

There are such things as high-yield seeds.

Heirloom seeds usually are not high yield.

In fact, a lot of big-time agricultural companies make it a point to sell only hybrid seeds.

These have a really high yield.

But if you take their seeds and plant them for the next season, your yields are going to suck next year.

And then the year after that, it’s going to get even worse.


Hybrid seeds are intentionally bred to bring out the best traits of their parent plants.

But when you interbreed hybrid seeds, you often get inferior yields because the parent stock of the hybrid seeds usually have lower yields standing on their own.

This is why companies like Cargill make so much money.

They make their money with hybrid seeds.

Regardless, your yield depends on the type of seed that you planted.

The story doesn’t end there.

It depends on how you amended your soil, your irrigation plan, your pesticide program, and your fertilizer schedule.

If you’re saying that’s a lot of details, you are absolutely correct.

Because when you dream of harvesting potatoes, your subconscious is trying to speak to the part of you that has a simplistic view of success all across your life.

I’m not just talking about money, your career, your business, I’m also talking about your relationships, the state of your health, the state of your mind, and your feelings.

Intentionality means not only having a big picture but breaking up that big picture into different grids and reducing it to a system.

I know that sounds geeky but you have to operate at a more meticulous level if you want intentionality to deliver its full bounty in your life.

This is no time for a “one-time, big-time approach” where you just whip out a plan and do what you need to do, and all of a sudden, everything comes out fantastic.

This is not a fantasy.

This is how the world works.

It thrives on intentionality.

Sure, you’re going to get a yield when you plant potato sets, no mysteries there, but it’s probably not going to be the outcome that you are looking for.

You will probably end up disappointed.

What does it mean to dream about a large basket of potatoes?

What does it mean to dream about a large basket of potatoes?

When you see a large basket of potatoes, it’s very tempting to think that you have already made it.

After all, you put those potato sets into the ground, and after some waiting around, these potatoes come up.

Victory, success, mission accomplished.

Not so fast.

When you dream of a large basket of potatoes and you don’t do anything about them or the potatoes in the large basket are actually quite small on a per unit basis, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that you have a lazy side.

You have a part of you that believes that the definition of work, as applied to your relationships, your career, or your education, involves short bursts.

Do you believe this?

Maybe you’re not aware of it.

I know a lot of people believe this.

They think that work is all about just working in short bursts of high intensity and then taking the rest of the day off or even the rest of the month off.

They don’t really want to work.

They’d rather get it out of the way as quickly as possible but they have impossible demands and expectations of it.

Given how prevalent this mindset is, especially among millennials and Generation Z, it is no surprise that a lot of people find themselves “overworking” and not getting paid what they feel they deserve.

But when you look at what’s really going on here, it isn’t intentional.

The attitude that punctuates this process is just “Let’s just get it over with.”

And then you follow that up with, “What do I have coming to me?”

Do you see how does this disconnect between expectation and actual effort leads to disappointment?

When you see a large basket of potatoes in your dream, the subtext is if you want to really maximize or get the best value out of these potatoes, you have to seek to be a master.

Mastery doesn’t happen when you just work really hard and intensely for a very short period of time.

The universe is not some sort of cosmic vending machine where you just put in a quarter and out comes all the goodies.

Instead, it’s a marathon.

If you’ve ever run a marathon, you know how grueling it could be.

But after you run your first marathon and then you run your second, and your third, pretty soon, you get the hang of it.

In fact, you start establishing a rhythm.

When you first start out, it feels like your body is about to give out.

You feel like you’re going to pee your kidneys because they’re hurting so badly.

Pretty soon, you will learn how to figure it out.

That you do have a rhythm and that there is a pattern to this otherwise very punishing race.

The same applies to any kind of project you have in your life that requires a sustained effort.

Do you think a great career materializes overnight?

Do you think an awesome freelancing business falls on your lap?

Do you think a truly fulfilling and mutually enriching romantic relationship happens by accident?

Again, just like with all potato dreams, the answer is intentionality.

And the opposite of being intentional is being lazy.

A lot of people think that laziness is defined as somebody just sitting on the couch, pasting out, doing nothing, or sitting on the couch, taking it easy, watching TV while there’s work that needs to be done.

No, being lazy can also take the form of working really hard but on a shallow level.

All this intensity in heat, producing a lot of smoke but not much else.

It has no long-term impact.

It’s not intentional.

If you want to truly be successful in everything that you do, (I’m not just talking about anything that has to do with money, I’m talking about everything else in your life) look into the book “Deep work.”
It will revolutionize how you think of your personal effort.

Because there’s always a choice.

You can devote whatever short bursts of intense activity your short attention span allows you to do and get nowhere, or you can do deep work.

This is where you use the same intensity but you hit so many different buttons that trigger different chain reactions so you get to your goals sooner rather than later.

Which would you rather do?

What does it mean to dream of buying potatoes?

What does it mean to dream of buying potatoes?

This is a great dream to have.

Because when you are buying potatoes in your dream, your subconscious is trying to relate to you that you are now waking up to the power of intentionality.

Maybe you’re sick and tired of just basically landing flat on your ass after getting all excited about a project.

Maybe you met somebody new, then it fizzles out and it dies almost immediately.

Maybe you decided to lose weight and then after hitting the gym sporadically over a few weeks, you just drop your membership.

Or maybe you have been looking for a job and you see one digital door slam in front of your face after another.

Whatever form your rejections may take, it’s because you are not practicing intentionality.

When you dream of buying potatoes, you are becoming more intentional.

You’re also letting your highest values act as some sort of compass for the actions that you’re taking for the future.

This is definitely a good sign.

What does it mean to dream of selling cooked potatoes?

What does it mean to dream of selling cooked potatoes?

Do you see yourself selling boiled potatoes out of a sack or out of some makeshift container?

Or do you see yourself frying potatoes at a food kiosk?

This indicates that you are willing to learn and that you are willing to put in the time to figure out how intentionality works.

You also understand that the first few times you try, you’re going to fail, and you’re perfectly okay with that.

This is actually as good of a sign as buying potatoes when it comes to anticipating success in the future.

Because what your subconscious is trying to communicate with the act of selling cooked potatoes is that you are willing to do the heavy lifting to learn about intentionality.

You’ve set aside your ego.

You’re no longer feeling entitled to a quick and easy solution.

Instead, you’re willing to go through the process and you understand that that process has lots of ups and downs, twists and turns, and oftentimes you might find yourself on your face.

That’s how difficult it could be but you’re willing to do it and go through with it repeatedly until you walk away with the lesson.

Most importantly, this also includes the willingness to fail quickly.

You see, failure is your best friend.

I know a lot of people would beg to differ, but it’s the absolute truth.

Failure is not there to defeat you, it’s not there to humiliate you, it’s not there to destroy your ego, and it’s definitely not there to make you cry.

It’s there to teach you.

Because failure is the best teacher.

But for you to truly benefit from this fact, you have to fail quickly.

One of the worst things that could ever happen to you is to fail slowly.

Let’s say you start a business and it’s not losing money but it’s making just enough for you do not to entertain other business opportunities.

That’s like being in a marriage.

That is not an absolute disaster, but at the same time, not as emotionally fulfilling as you would have hoped.

The sex is there, you both agree on money issues and you have kids, but it’s not as happy and emotionally fulfilling as you had expected.

But in your mind, there’s really no good reason to drop your partner.

The same goes with failing sideways.

It doesn’t live up to its fullest potential so it robs you of your time.

Now, I’m not advocating that you go out and get a divorce.

No, what I’m advocating is that you need to understand that your strategy right now is not working.

It’s not producing the outcome, so change it.

Make it fail quickly, learn the lesson, and then try something else.

If you’re married, don’t get divorced, communicate with your partner, try another model of how you both are operating within the marriage.

See if that works and if it doesn’t, try another and another until you finally hit the right formula.

The same applies to business, your education, your career, you name it.

The key is to fail quickly and move on.

When you see yourself selling cooked potatoes in your dream, knowing full well that you have a Bachelor’s degree and over 30 years of experience, this is a good sign because you’re willing to set aside ego and all sorts of inflated views you may have of yourself and your achievements so you can prioritize the knowledge that you need to bring more intentionality into your life.

What does it mean to dream of eating raw potatoes?

What does it mean to dream of eating raw potatoes?

Did you know that green potatoes can kill you?

If you eat potatoes that are green, you are eating plants that have a high level of toxins.

This is a bad idea.

But if you’re eating raw potatoes that are fully mature, you may not die but you may be in for a rough road.

Of course, you’re not going to be doing this if there was no “good reason” for it.

There’s always a “good reason” that’s why people take action.

But the problem is, just because they think it’s a good reason doesn’t mean it is good enough to achieve the result that they’re looking for.

The same applies to raw potatoes.

Your impatience is getting the better of you and you’re making decisions too rashly.

This is not intentional.

And when you eat raw potatoes, it’s not a pleasant experience because they’re too tough.

The same applies to decisions that you make rashly.

Will you get a positive outcome?

Most of the time, yes.

But is it optimal?

Sadly, the answer is almost universally “no.”

Know the difference.

Intentionality also requires patience.

It also requires having a set plan of things to do while you’re waiting for the seed that you planted to yield the harvest that you’re looking forward to.

What does it mean to dream of potato salad?

What does it mean to dream of potato salad?

This is going to be a controversial interpretation.

Because usually, when people whip out the potato salad at a family reunion or community get-together or get-together with friends, it’s a happy occasion.

In fact, a lot of households in the United States are quite proud of their own spin on the classic potato salad recipe.

But in this type of dream scenario, potato salad represents problems with your love interest.
Whether you’re married to her or not is not the issue.

The issue is the roles in your relationship.

The issue is power and communication.

This is heavy-duty stuff.

So what happens in potato salad?

You jumble it up, you cut it up, and you add mayo and some other ingredients that make potato salad in real life yummy.

But in symbolic terms, when you are whipping out potato salad to feed to your family or to feed to your romantic partner, you’re sending out mixed messages.

There are communication issues.

And it’s not a surprise that when people dream of potato salad, a lot of them are actually going through harsh disagreements regarding family inheritance issues.

How the rent is going to be split up, that kind of thing.

What is the solution to all of this?

Again, intentionality but in terms of communication.

Mean what you say, say what you mean.

A lot of people are passive-aggressive.

They don’t want to step on the toes of the people that they love and trust the most so they candy-coat things.

But when the person actually takes them literally at their word, they get offended or feel hurt.

Do you see what’s wrong with this?

Stop being passive-aggressive, say what you mean, mean what you say.

If these people truly love you, they would at least bother to try to understand you.

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