Dream another dream
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream.”- C.S. Lewis
I would change this to “Everyone should set another goal and dream another dream. And immediately start taking the action to achieve that dream.”
Spend some time day dreaming about your future. What would you like to accomplish, to be? Let your imagination run wild. Consider your personal life, career objectives, professional goals, health, financial and educational aspirations.
It’s important to note that goal setting, wishful thinking and day dreaming are not the same thing.
Goal setting involves setting a goal and planning the steps necessary to attain that goal. And, most importantly, taking the necessary action.
Wishful thinking does not involve action. Wishful thinking is just day dreaming. It is waiting and hoping for someone or something to give you what you want. Wishful thinking takes no effort.
Action is the difference between wishful thinking and goal setting. Action is what makes dreams come true.
The most important ingredient in the recipe for success is a desire to achieve your goal. You must truly desire your goal or you will never achieve it. You can’t be wishy-washy about it. Are you willing to do all it takes to achieve your dream? Are you ready to put in the time and effort?
Periodically ask yourself, ‘What have I done today to get closer to my dream?” If the answer is nothing, you will never achieve that dream. Consult your action plan and do whatever it takes to get you there. Promise yourself you will do at least one thing every day to bring you closer to your goal.
Enthusiasm and excitement set the desire in motion and they propel you to achieve your goals. Generate this enthusiasm and excitement by visualizing in your mind the achievement of your goals. See yourself actually having achieved your goal. Get emotional about this picture. When the rewards of achieving your goals become real in your mind there will be no stopping you. You will be so fired up with desire that great things will be accomplished.
Remember, “You are never too old to dream and never too old to pursue your dreams.” Don’t ever settle for less than you deserve. Don’t lower your standards for yourself.