“Daydreaming will yield more entertainment for you than a Hollywood blockbuster — so feel free to wander off into dreamland and focus on what your life would be like if all your hopes and dreams came true. This exercise in ‘what could be’ is more than just a fanciful escape from the daily grind — visualization is one way to bring something into being, and imagining alternative futures can help you choose the goals you want to pursue next.”
I once dated a man who daydreamed to no end. The problem was- he daydreamed our days away, and never once did anything real to persue his dreams. He was very fun, and always lived in the minute. The minute however, was not enough for me. I needed a future, plans, a dream that I was working toward.
“Dreams are the most powerful motivators of all.”
The more vivid the dream the more vivid the outcome.
I highly recommend reading the story, “Bunker Bean,” if you can find it. It’s about a man who transforms himself because he believes he is the reincarnated Napoleon Bonaparte. He goes from a from a clerk to a successful business man in no time. He later discovers that he is not the reincarnated Napoleon, but he can’t return to being the file clerk that he once was. The habbits and qualities that he had thought were Napoleons became his own.
The reason that I write this is to remind myself of what I need to acheive, and what I can acheive. I need to remind myself that I am going somewhere. (even if it is at a snails pace) It’s easy for me to loose sight of my goals when I feel like they aren’t going anywhere. I guess it’s the endless struggle, but once a goal is acheived, it’s worth the effort!