Let’s face it, everyone has a dream. As a very young boy I really wanted to be superman or maybe Spiderman. There was a time I wanted to be able to sing and dance like Michael Jackson. There was a stage in my life that my greatest dream was to be a cowboy and own many horses (I still like horses, I have managed to have a metallic horse). All men dream but not equally, the important thing is that you must follow your dreams.
Those who dream by night, cuddled up in a warm blanket wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible. The fact is that everybody has a dream, and to truly live is to follow your dream, to realize that you can achieve your dream and be who you were meant to be. Whether you are just starting this journey of life, or a middle age person, you must decide that it is time to live your life.
There is a big difference between wishing and being a dreamer. Dreamers design their ideal life and work to achieve it EVERYDAY. They don’t believe in chance or luck. Wishers wait on an Angel to grant their wishes. The problem is, if the Angel were to ever show up they still wouldn’t know what to wish for! Those kinds of people don’t have dreams.
Be prepared to change and adapt. Change is the only constant thing and we must constantly evaluate our dreams. Systematically re-check and as needed redefine your goals. It’s not worth the wasted time to struggle to meet a goal that no longer fits with your life. Never get to a point where you totally abandon your dreams simply because things are not working the way you planned, dream big, better dreams but never stop following your dreams.
Every time you have a dream, set a goal, write it down. Keep it in a notebook. Review your writing daily to keep your mind fresh. In addition, it is very effective to write a start date when you set a goal, and a completion date when you accomplish the goal. It is a very satisfying feeling to look through your notebook and see that you are indeed completing goals, and moving towards your dream.
That said; let us quickly move through the process so you can see how the process works. Let us say your dream is to learn a new language. You must now work from there backwards to where you are now.
The next step is we now write down the tasks to accomplish the goal. Write them down in the reverse order you thought of them, and add a start date.
- February 2 1st
- Find out how you can learn the new language
- Get a copy of the book, or contact the trainer
- Study the book, attend lectures
- Go ahead and test your knowledge
- Take practical test
- Pass test, get confident in the language
Each task is a miniature goal in itself. Once you have completed a task move on to the next. If you find out there is another step, you must take add it in to the list. For example, we found out after taking the test that you have to have a bit of experience to pass the pronunciation test, so you add the task “Practice pronunciation.”
As each step is taken you write down the completion date. As you review your journal you see that you are making progress towards your first goal. When you have accomplished your first goal, you re-asses and make sure you are on the right path. Then, set your next goal, keeping it in line with your dream.
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key. break your dreams into goals and tackle each goal one after the other and you will see your dreams come to live. Start now; Live life, follow your dreams, see you at the next level.
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