Do You Have a Dream?

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When I ask that question I always get a variety of funny looks, hesitations and awkward reactions from people.

Some do have a dream and can say it quite confidently, but many haven’t even thought of it, and it is not even in their subconscious. 

Some are embarrassed to say what it is in case others may laugh.

Dreams are important – from the day we are born until the day we die. 

The problem is many of us give up on our dreams too early, or if we think the dream is not achievable,  we do not create a new dream that can be achievable.

Dreams can be big or small. They don’t have to be so huge that, that they are scary. They can be small ones as well. 

Children dream of being a NHL hockey player, a doctor, an actor, an  astronaut, or even an Olympian.  All of these dreams are achievable.

When I just finished high school, I wanted a red sports car – that was my dream. 

It was in my subconscious all the time, and every time I saw a sports car, it kept my dream alive.  I got that sports car, a red TR6, which confirmed to me that you can make dreams happen as long as you don’t give up. 

I had always dreamed of going to the Amalfi Coast in Italy and then it happened, and even better yet, my family and I ended up living there for 3 years and being totally immersed in the culture, the beauty and getting to know the amazing Italian people. 

I dreamt about building a real estate investment business and today I have several income property investments throughout Canada. 

Later on, I dreamt of writing a book. Today, I have two books that I have written, an e-book and a hard cover book.

Most people have  a dream in their subconscious, but many people never write it down.  In fact it is said that 99% of people will never write down their dreams.

If you want to achieve your dream, it has to be in front of you all the time, not just in your subconscious.  

Mike Weir, the Canadian golfer, was said to have a cabinet in his house to hang the Masters Green Jacket, long before he won the Masters Championship.  Did that empty cabinet keep him focused on his dream and motivated?  Absolutely!  So you need a visible reminder of your dream!

But when you dream, just don’t think of nice things you want in life, but think of you in that picture, who you have become, what influence you have, what impact you have on others, what lifestyle you have, what you are doing to give back, and so on. 

Look at the big picture with you in it!

Finally don’t be afraid to tell people of your dreams – especially those that have come true. People do want to hear about it.  And you should  be proud to tell them about it.

Do you have a vision for your life?

So when we talk about a vision, we are talking about a defined direction for you, your life and/ or your business’ growth. The vision in a way is your road map, your end state. 

For example, your dream may be to be financially secure, living a certain lifestyle, but your vision is to build a home based business that generates a 7 figure income annually. 

You have to ask yourself, “Why do I want it?” and “What do I really want to accomplish?” and finally, “How am I going to get from here to there?”

Do you use of dream boards/vision boards?

So one way of keeping that dream in front of you is by having a dream and vision board that you can visually see every day.  It constantly reminds you of what your dream is and the direction that you are taking to get there.  Different variations and guidance on how to create them can be found on the internet, but it still takes some time and effort to determine your dream and your vision. I highly recommend that you develop one for yourself and for your family. It is never too late to have a dream and vision board.

What about your international network marketing business?

Have you defined a dream and vision for your network marketing business?  Have you written it down and looked at it every day to keep you on track? 

Some people have never written down the things that really got them into business in the first place.  And then the day to day workload prevents them from taking the time to do that.

Starbucks has an interesting vision – “to establish Starbucks as the premier purveyor of the finest coffee in the world while maintaining our uncompromising principles while we grow.”

Now that’s a vision.  Everyone at Starbucks understands what standard they have to live up to because if they don’t then Starbucks will not be the premier purveyor.

So what is your vision for your business?  

What is your vision for your life?

Is it to be the top business person in your industry? Is to be generating over 7-figure income annually? Is it to be leading a team of empowered lifestyle entrepreneurs who are making a difference? Is to provide the finest products and services to all of your customers?

Is it to be in alignment with your values so you can leave a legacy? Is it to be helping others who need your mentorship, personally and professionally?

And will this vision get you to achieve that dream that you always wanted – because your vision is the way to your dream. 

And when you get there, will you see the person that you always wanted to be?

It is never too late to define your dream and your vision, whether it is for your business or simply for yourself. If you have not done this, now is the time. 

You will be glad you did, and I guarantee that by defining your dream and vision, it will keep you focused on the end result and lead you to greater success.

About the author 

Deborah MacDonald

After almost 25 years as an entrepreneur, I continue to grow my business, my passive income streams and my wealth. And now I mentor others on their wealth journeys by teaching them how to fund their own freedom lifestyle.

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