“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil”
James Allen from the book As Man Thinketh
Here we see the importance of why we must stay focused on our dreams. We must be careful what mental movie we play in our mind. The first and most important step is to know and understand what our dream is. Many times I ask people what their dream is and get surprising answers such as “Just to make it through the day” “To be able to never work again” or even just “I don’t know” If your goal is as simple as to make it through the day and you meet your goal how excited can you honestly be? Setting goals and dreams that are not that lofty or hard to reach provide us with an easy target to hit, but how much of a sense of accomplishment can you feel? Not to mention if your goal is just to make it through the day, you will be ever pressed to repeat this goal for little or no feeling of joy. Now on the flip side if your goal is to never work again. This may sound pretty good especially if your job does not inspire you or you have had a particularly uninspiring day there. If your legacy is to be the person who just sat and took up space because that is all they had to do, that does not lead to a great sense of fulfillment either. We must discover a passion. Something we bring to the world that will inspire us and inspire the world. So what if all this does sound really great but you have no idea what your dream is? What if you have already been beaten down by the prospect of reality and given up dreaming? There are two amazing ways I recommend reconnecting with those long-lost dreams. First, remember what you always dreamed you would be as a child? Perhaps the goal itself is not 100% reachable, but then consider why it was you wanted to be that? did you want to be a singer in a famous band? Maybe your goal and desire is to entertain people? Wanted to be a Zoologist? Maybe you wanted to be involved in a career that helped animals. So think of what you wanted to be as a child and why you wanted to be that. Second, and this one I love because it can not only add a great amount of joy to your life and make it seem easier, but it can bring about the greatest changes to the world. What is this secret tool to discover your goals and dreams? Simple, take a look at what you are naturally good at and what you enjoy. do you doodle while thinking? Maybe start your own online comic strip? Love telling stories? Perhaps you could begin reading to shut-ins and those in a hospital. I know a lady who loves grocery shopping and now helps people who are unable to leave their home. She does something she enjoys, helps others and makes a few extra dollars at the same time. Even if you cannot find a way to monetize what you love. An increase in joy and decrease in stress will pay huge physical and mental dividends in your life. So discover that dream now and begin to focus on it. Make sure to do so in a positive and cheerful way. Do not focus on what you may all have to go through, focus on how great you will feel when you arrive!