Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream.
There are so many different types of dreams, examples are; Day dreams and Nightmares. But when Martin Luther King said “I have a dream” he was not refering to these types of dreams. He was talking about a future life very different to the life he was in at that moment he was making the statement. A life in America that would be without racism. Some interesting questions are why do we dream? What exactly do we dream about? Do dreams come true? How do we or should we follow our dreams? How do we make our dreams come true?
Dreams, what are they?
When you sleep, some kind of story or movie plays itself out. We wake up and remember it, many times we don’t remember. I’m not talking about those type of dreams in this post. I’m refering to our imaginations. Those pictures that play in our head about what we would rather be, what we want to become, where we see ourselves 5 or 10 years down the line, what we want to develope ourselves into.
I had a dream as a young lady, I’ll tell you all about it in this post.
Knowing your dream
When my children were in the primary school. I would sit them down from time to time and ask them what they want to be when they grow up. I also directed their attention to what they liked doing and explained to them that their interest could be developed into a career. They were not quite clear on what they wanted, they started with things like “I want to be a driver” but with time they started coming up with some solid ideas.
My first daughter was intrested in painting and colouring pictures since she was two years old. As she grew up she started saying “I want to paint houses. Today she is an architectural designer and a graphic designer!
When I was in my early twenties I had a dream to keep in shape through the years and still be in shape as a grown up lady.
Dreams into goals
Vincent Van Gogh said “I dream of a painting and then I paint my dream” Your dream is or should be what you would like to be sometime in the future. Where you see you self in the near and far future. The greatest you would like to develop yourself into. And what exactly would that be? Getting a college degree? Getting married? Hitting a million dollar income? Or anything you imagine for yourself. Now, the first step to achieving your dream is to set goals. 10 year goals, 5 year goals yearly goals, monthly goals weekly goals and daily goals.
My goal was to be in shape in my fifties and beyond.
Goals into plans
Make plans with the aim of achieving your goals. Plans are breaking our big goal down to little goals. Nobody plans to fail but so many people fail to plan. To achieve your dream you need a plan. It’s like going on a road trip, you need a map that has the road route on it. Your plan would be to follow the map, satellite navigation or gps we have these days to your final destination. If you stop following the navigator you will definitely get lost. This would lead to a delay in getting to your destination or not getting to your destination at all. There is something that can help you with the plan of achieving your dreams. It’s called wealthy Affiliate. I highly recommend it.
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My plans were to exercise daily and eat the right healthy food.
Realising our dreams
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney (Co-Founder, Disney)
The very first thing to do is to have the right mindset. Tell yourself “I am going to fulfill my dream”! Be determined. Be focused! Life is going to throw so many things at you that would want to stall you, distract you or stop you all together. You must have an unshakable determination to make this happen. Put your plans into action by working on your daily goals. You must be unshakable. You must be consistent, do not let a day go by without achieving the goals you’ve set out for that day. Do a little bit at a time. What’s most important is that you don’t stop! Keep at it, whatever it is for example if you want to loose weight and stay fit, you cannot afford to miss your daily exercise. After a while you will notice the weight dropping off, then the muscles firming up. Even at this stage you need to keep at the Diet and exerciseing otherwise you will be back to where you started. The same process goes for growing a business, writing a book or whatever your dream is.
Through the years I did aerobics and when my children came along we did it together.
I have a dream about….
It all. Where I see myself in the future. What I want to be, how I am going to get there. How I am going to develop myself and what tools do I need to give me success. Like I said Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to be to make your dreams come true. For the first free 7 days you will be able to explore everything Wealthy Affiliate has to offer. Then you can make a well educated decision to being a premium member.
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I’m in my mid 50s now and in good shape!
I would like to hear from you about your dream and if you have any question please leave a comment below