As speaker and personal development influencer Lewis Howes reminds in his book, The School of Greatness, “A powerful vision emerges when we couple our dreams with a set of clear goals.”
As Howes implies, there is nothing wrong with dreams, but without goals your ability to live those dreams is impaired. And goals are great, if not vital. But if you don’t have them tied to an underlying dream, the inspiration to see your goals through will be lacking.
Without both a dream and the goals to achieve it, Howes states, “you are apt to wander in a clueless and purposeless fog.”
Don’t get stuck in this state. Stop to envision the dreams you have for yourself, both personally and professionally. Then attach to those dreams clear and realistic goals. After all, the dreams will fuel your efforts with purpose. And your goals will provide clues as to how you can see them through.
Frank Agin, author and founder of AmSpirit Business Connections, talks with educator, author and speaker Kimberley Barker, Ph.D. about the role that your mission, vision and values play in the relationship you have with yourself as well as with others. Learn more about her work at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberley-barker-ph-d-8ba19419/
the July 5th 2019 episode of the How To Be Mesmerizing
podcast, host Tim Shurr reminded his audience that the path they’re on (even
though it might be fraught with difficulty) is the path they’re supposed to be
for dealing with life’s trials and tribulations, Shurr offered this advice:
facing a challenging situation, whatever it might be, take a step back and do
what you can to ignore the challenge itself. Instead, in that moment, ask
yourself what outcome you really want.
this same spirit, he encouraged his audience not to commiserate about where they
are in life. Rather, he advocated that they think about and get a clear picture
as to who they wanted to be.
your eye on the positive. Zero in on a vision of hope and promise.
Shurr’s point is simple. Where your focus goes, your energy follows.