I am referring to dreams about our lives and careers. Unfulfilled aspirations, expectations, desires about who we want to become. All other dreams fall under the medical domain and I cannot comment on them.
Dreaming is an important aspect of our lives. We all do! They are especially important for entrepreneurial individuals. Being entrepreneurial is not only for entrepreneurs who start business, but for people in all domains.
So the big question is what do you do with your dreams? There are two possibilities of what one can do with dreams:
- Some let go of the dreams and dream fresh dreams
- Some dream the same thing again and again
- People who do something about it
- People who don’t do something about it
What kind of dreaming is yours? Do you belong to the first category which most people fall under? If you do, try to see if you can shift to the second variety, because you will become frustrated with everyone around over a period of time.
If you can dream the same dream over and over again, then you have a chance to do something about it. If you do something about it, it either fails or it helps you see your dream turn into reality. Examples: entrepreneurs of every kind. If you don’t do anything about it, you will invariably go eccentric / insane over time. This is because one can’t stay with a single thought without acting on it. It will make that person virtually start living in that world. But reality will show itself and that will be too hard to accept.
This is an important thing to think about. Since all of us spend some time dreaming, it is critical that we take action on our dreams. Taking action on our dreams can start with a small first step. Something like building a product prototype, starting a blog, meeting with 100 potential customers, sketching that first painting, short first sonnet, etc.
Taking action is the most important thing for dreamers, else this big strength, that which takes the world forward will be wasted. Dreaming is important – it is what makes the world progress. So, don’t sit still if you dream the next time. Try to take action and you will find yourself building on your dreams in the dream world as well as in the real world.
Think about it!