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4 Ways to Engage your Dream Today

July 15, 2013 6 Comments

It is wonderful to close our eyes and lean back and dream, to dream about our future job, retirement, family or future successes.  In those dreams everything is easy and all things work out. Sadly, life can be full of disappointment, struggle and hard work. If we are not careful, our dreams become nothing more than a way to escape from our reality of the day.

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I know I have been prone to allow my dreams to be nothing more than an escape from the daily grind that life can become.

 

How to Engage Your Dream

 

  1. See your dreams as a goal to accomplish. Whenever possible break it down into smaller goals that you can act on.  The big picture is overrated.
  2. Take ownership. You are the only one responsible for living out your dreams. No one will be more passionate about them than you so quit looking for someone else’s approval.
  3. See the value in what you have. Recognize it as a blessing and be thankful. Quit complaining about what you don’t have. (Tweet This) Again, do not let the large scope of your dreams keep you from action.
  4. Learn to see the important value of the small step. Act on what you can right now in this moment.  See every step as an arrival.  Each day look for one task or one investment you can put into action towards your dream. (Tweet This)

 

Life is too short to simply use our dreams to escape. Don’t wish your life away but act on it. (Tweet This)

Confront your life head on and put into action whatever is needed to bring your dreams to life. (Tweet This)

Tomorrow is too late; engage your dream today. (Tweet This)

 

Your voice is important; I would love to hear from you.

How will you engage your dream today?

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About the Author:

I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story. I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 25 years. We currently live in Stockbridge Georgia with two of our children Matt and Victoria. Our oldest Chris has left the nest. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Taffy.
  • Great point about “break it down into smaller goals that you can act on.” This goes alone with taking daily steps toward our dreams. Great thoughts!

    • Thanks Dan, thank you for always joining the conversation. Together we will fully engage our dreams.

  • I really agree with “act on what you can right now”. Start somewhere, just start. – Thanks for this.

    • Yeah it took me long time to learn that one. I was real great at dreaming and having big visions. But they were always “someday.” I am still learning to focus on what I have. Instead of waiting, I have to make ti happen. Thanks Charles (or do you prefer Hutch?) for sharing your input.

      • While I have HUGE dreams and can almost smell and feel them, there is a lot to be said about recognizing and appreciating (or improving on) what I DO have right now.

        I prefer Hutch : )