Here's a quote you might find interesting.
...when people are pursuing their dreams, they bring a different kind of energy to every relationship and environment. That kind of energy exudes enthusiasm, a get-things-done attitude, and a passion for life that is contagious. These are the traits of every great team, and the working values of every great relationship.
~ Matthew Kelly
author of The Dream Manager
Some people are afraid to dream especially in light of the current business, economic and cultural climate. What can begin to change things and reduce or eliminate the fear? Quite simply...allow yourself to dream. Dream big. Then map out what it will take to make your dream real. Break your dream down into specific steps. Begin taking action starting with baby steps if necessary.
Additional suggestion for realizing your dreams include:
Keep track of your results. This can be done in linear or creative ways, such as, charts, to do/tasks or collages.
Tell someone you trust. Ask them to hold the dream and support you/your dream as appropriate.
Form a Dream Group. This would be a type of mastermind group where like minded people get together in person or by phone to support each other with their dreams, ask questions, hold each other accountable, share successes, etc.
Encourage friends, family, colleagues and co-workers to dream.
Read books: like The Dream Manager, on the topic of goal setting and achievement or biographies about people who have dreamt big.
Work with a life coach who can guide and support you with this process, as well as, assist in identifying barriers to dreaming big, along with moving through the barriers.
One more thing to remember the words of that often quoted sage Anonymous: "The only way to begin, is to begin."
Here's to dreaming BIG dreams.
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Labels: Dreaming Big, Enthusiasm, Life Coach, Matthew Kelly, The Dream Manager