As a speaker and coach, sometimes I bang the drum on one theme or concept, because of my concern that the message is not being heard. That’s the case here.

My question is: Do you still have dreams? Not the ones you have at night when you’re asleep – I’m interested in the ones you have when you’re awake and thinking of the future.

So, what do you dream about? And how do you keep those dreams alive? Firstly, make sure that the dreams are yours. Not your parents, not your spouses, not your culture. Yours! And yes, shared dreams have real power, but that is a topic for a different post.

It is my opinion that dreams often morph into either wishes or goals. Wishes create only passivity and often convince you that you are a victim. Let’s focus on goals then.

Start with a date. And yes, that can cause some trepidation, but a blown date that taught you something, or that you had to revisit is 100 times more powerful than staying stuck!

Next, make it a clear picture in your mind. Your mind sees things as images. Hazy pictures produce hazy results. Spend some time on developing your picture. Then replay tthe movie! 5 years to make, only 2 hours to rewatch. You can also revisit that graphic when things seem overwhelming.

Third step, the action step. What steps, however small, can you undertake in the next two weeks to get you toward that goal? This is where the power is. This will help you avoid that dreaded destination, Someday Isle. Some day I’ll go back to school, some day I’ll start that business, some day I’ll lose that weight. You see my point. This is not an exhaustive list, but it should get you on the right track.

I would love to know what you think, or whether it helped spur some action.

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