We all have dreams, even if we don’t call them that. We may call them plans or possibilities or simply things we’d like to do or achieve. For some people, calling an idea a “dream” makes it feel unattainable. When you’re thinking about a dream, a plan, or a goal, use the language that makes you feel most comfortable and makes your idea feel achievable.
There are lots of things to consider when making a dream a reality. It requires a lot of self-reflection and the power of intention which I write more about here.
One thing to consider is where your interests lie. What is something you’re interested in enough that you’re willing to put effort into it? Is it something you are already good at and comfortable doing, or is it something completely new? We often think of doing more of what we’ve already done for a long time, and this is great, but it can also be motivating to try an activity or develop a skill that is totally fresh.
Is the thing you’re interested in something you want to do for fun or something you want to do with the idea of making money? This is an important consideration because trying to monetize an activity can sometimes take the fun out of it for people. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it, but it is critical to think about what to do if that happens. How will you feel if something you now love to do when you have time becomes something you have to do all the time?
What are your short-term and long-term goals for the dream? What are your realistic (what you’d accept) goals and what are your “pie-in-the-sky” goals? It is essential to think about both. We often think we want to achieve in a big way, but maybe we’d be perfectly content to achieve in a small one. Or maybe we set only a lowly goal and are overwhelmed when things get big fast.
Have you thought about the changes you will have to make in your life to make the dreams or goals happen? Will it require more reading? More schooling? A different career path? Taking lessons? Spending time with new people? Cutting back on spending time with family or friends?
These are just a few of the many considerations we should all ponder on when we’re considering making a dream come true. If you are having trouble identifying your dreams or carrying them out contact us here. This is what we do. We inspire people to dream.
Dreams are the reason you are here. ~Deedee Cummings