Photography By Corey Graham 2.0
Dream, now that is an big, big word. Its a readily used word when is comes to motivation and hard work.
"I am going after my dreams. I will make this happen"
"Dream, you can have anything you want!"
"I am going to stay positive? and keep my dreams in focus"
Wow it sounds like Jan 1, 2010 in here already. lol,
Seriously though, many times we hide behind the passion and zest for living our dreams and we avoid dealing with the reality, especially those extra creative people among us. We get hooked on the dream. We get addicted on dreaming and we avoid facing the reality.
Another way, some of us avoid reality is by never putting fear and worry in their rightful place. We allow these powerful emotions to imprison our minds. We claim to be helpless. We wait for the rescue team. We become blind to the big opportunities that come our way unless we fall into one of them. Our dreams constantly seem to elude us and toy with us. Think about it!
Taking those extra moments out of your day to set up that meeting, signing back up for that class we hated or revisit that personal project you have put on the back burner for a while. We lack the courage to get on the road to our dreams. Suppose it does not work out? eh?
In recent times, I have grown to appreciate that working smart is a much more fulfilling way to achieve your goals than just working hard. Its enables you to proactive, to build strategy and avoid pitfalls. Smart work also light work of a crisis when it shows its ugly head, because you are on top of things. You keep stock of the reality and make smart adjustments in what you are doing to bring you closer to your dreams.
Working smart is all about having a clear picture of where you are, and having a clear picture of where you want to get to.
i.e. A picture of you reality and a picture of your dream.
Now let me make way for John C. Maxwell who is going to show you have to put these 2 together.
Realism is the foundation I build on and my dream is way I soar to a new level. John C. Maxwell.
It took me 5 years to actually hear these words in an audio lecture I have on mp3. I have listened to that audio countless times and never heard it until recently! I now have a much deeper appreciation for the realism of accomplishing a dream.
Its hard to decide on what your next step should be when your dream and reality never seem to be from the same planet. This creates some serious conflict which often leads to some serious stress too. Its a love and hate relationship we endure for the dreams. All that pain we suffer for having The Perfect Plan for the Imperfect World. It doesn't have to be so!
Take some time and build your foundation on realism and use your dream soar to a new level!
Corey Graham 2.0