Dreams, are abstract wishes, something we want, something we “dream” of having. But they lack a plan. All they are is a thought, something in our mind that we think of, that seems off in the distant future somewhere. As time goes on, a dream just remains off in that distant future, and never seems to get any closer. We dream of something that we “hope” will happen in a few years. But a few years go by, and that dream is still a few years off in the future. As each year passes, that dream always remains off in the distant future, and it keeps at the same distance as we move along through time.
In order to bring those dreams closer and make them a reality, we need to have a plan for achieving them.
Dreams will never materialize without a definite plan of action to bring us closer to that dream happening. By making a plan, we set a course of action to take one step at a time towards making our dream a reality, set deadlines to shoot for in accomplishing each step. When we do this, we have set a goal. By setting down a course of action, and devising a definite set of steps to achieving it, and by having a means for it’s accomplishment, we have turned that simple dream, into a defined goal.
A goal, is a dream with a plan for accomplishing it.
It’s great to chase a dream … but chasing it is all we are doing until we turn it into a goal.
“Dreams, are but a fantasy upon the winds of time; creating a goal brings it into reality.”