Dreams, Visions, and Goals—What the Heck are These?

Is there something you want—more than just today?

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.
                Visions.
                     Goals.
All relative to each other, yet slightly different in weight. If you were to touch each one, you’d get a range of texture from the slippery silicon used to protect your hair when you dry it, to the gel you might add to your dishwasher, and finally, peanut butter—sticky messy goo. You could picture them. Mount Olympus, the home of the gods. A mountain so tall you can’t see the top or begin to think you can climb it all the way up. If you actually find it. Then there’s Pikes Peak—a difficult yet doable feat. If you train, if you condition your lungs, you can do it. You have to want to make that climb of course. Lastly, you have the flint hills of Kansas. Little rolling steps of beauty, not quite flat and not quite a mountain. There’s also no way you can walk up just one.

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…

About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on January 6, 2012, in castles, daydreams, Dreams, endless possibilities, goals, visions. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I might need you to come back to our company and be my Dream Coach side-kick. THAT ROCKED!!! Let me know if you'd be okay with me sharing this with our Dare to Dream group… I think they'd really love it!!It totally opened my eyes…

  2. You go on ahead girl! Hugz!

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