Dreams, Visions, and Goals—What the Heck are These?
When you look in the mirror, do you see something more than you staring back?
The topic of dreams is complicated because it has to start with recognition. Recognizing something else exists inside of you that could contribute to a grander happy thought–ultimately, a grander happier YOU. I equate dreams with direct happiness because when we make that time to figure out what tickles our soul and breathes energy into our hearts, running to catch them feels more realistic than rolling over and falling asleep in a hard lumpy bed.
You may be perfectly happy where you are in this minute. You may feel complete and nothing else could possibly fill your existence to make it any fuller—but I know I still have things to do.
So where to start?
Three pivotal words.
Dreams = Mount Olympus
I consider a dream the act of invention—something all entrepreneurs must do to get ahead. It’s the most difficult concept to grasp for some because it’s entirely creative. Free thought. Rambling. Tangents. Anything you do to let your mind wander. Maybe consider a dream similiar to the freedoms we feel as young children. We can do anything. Be anything. Until we learn the power of fear.
Vision = Pikes Peak
Back to reality. Just a little anyway. You take the core of your dream and apply it to the real world. Time is a factor. It can’t always happen with the snap of a finger. You believe there’s a possibility of reaching a vision. Hard Work. Determination. But, you’ll get there.
Goals = Rolling Hills
These are the steps you plan to attain your Vision. Consider them training. Its the ability to compartmentalize your vision and make those lists. Date them. Cross off the pieces and feel good with each one. Time is more immediate. Some of them can probably be done in the short term. All of them have to happen if you’re serious about making your dream, your vision a reality.
My challenge to you is this: think about what you picture your life like when you’re 65 or 70 years old. What needs to happen to help you feel like you lived a complete life, where nothing is missing and you’d never want to take back a second of it.
I’ll let you know mine tomorrow…