Today’s ‘Live Better With Willie Jolley’ Tip: Goals Vs Dreams
Here’s the secret of getting your goals achieved. One of the questions I’m often asked is, ‘‘what is the difference between dreams and goals?’’ Well, goals are an outgrowth of your dreams. They are the stepping-stones to your dreams. A goal is simply a dream with a deadline. Let’s say that your dream is to go to law school. A goal is when you commit to a time period in which you are going to make this dream into a reality. You have now focused the dream and made it into your goal. Goals help to focus your dreams and make you specify WHEN you want to achieve them.
If you take a magnifying glass on a hot summer day and focus the beam on a pile of leaves, you can start a fire. The same can be done with crystal clear focus on your dreams and goals. How do you make your dreams come true? First, you have to know what your dreams are. If I gave you a ball and told you to hit a ten-foot wall that was five feet in front of you, could you do it? Of course you could, with no problem! But if I blindfolded you and took you five steps back and then spun you around ten times, would you still be able to hit the wall with ease? No! It is difficult to hit what you can’t see, and it is impossible to hit what you don’t know! That is why you must set goals. The starting point for your goals are your dreams. As I’ve said, a goal is nothing more than a dream with a deadline. What is your dream and what is your goal?
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