I really like this quote. We can all relate to this and particularly for you as an artist or designers.
We all have dreams whether they are big or small. Dreams give us hope for our future. To achieve our dreams that is where goals will play a major role in helping us achieve our dreams.
Remember, a goal without an action plan is just a wish. And in the real world, wishes don’t often come true.
But what if you had a way to eliminate all the distractions that hold you back from getting what you want?
Imagine cutting through the clutter to get to the heart of your true desires. How confident would you feel knowing you had definite goals and a plan to ensure your success in finally achieving your dreams?
Once you know what you really want, you gain clarity. With clarity, you gain focus. With focus, you get results!
Sounds like an easy thing to do, but without a concrete plan and incremental steps, it will be difficult to achieve anything worthwhile.
Dream and Goals are two separate things and a lot of people get confused and thinking that goals are dreams and dreams are the same as goals.
So what is the difference between a Dream and a Goal?
A dream is your long-term desireand you shouldn’t be able to achieve it in a flash. If you can achieve your desire in a week, a month, three months or even six months, your dream is too small and you need to crave for bigger things. Dreams are the desires that will drive you to achieve your goals and provide you with the motivation to complete all the tasks that you’ll need to complete.
Your dreams should be things that get you excited yet perhaps infuse some fear and get you to find answers to your own questions like, “How am I going to get there?” Remember this, if your dream is truly worthy, you would do anything to achieve it, no matter what!
A goal on the other hand is a stepping stone that leads you towards your dreams. A goal is something you can achieve in a short period of time…like in an hour, days or even weeks. So set purpose goals that will help you get closer to your dreams.
Your goals should not take years to achieve. If you have one perhaps you need to portion your goal down to smaller tasks so you can achieve your goals sooner. A long term goal will more than likely discourage you from achieving your result as it keeps dragging on to the point where you start to self sabotage with your head chatter telling yourself “I am not getting anywhere, this goal is too hard, too much work”. So what do you do? You give up and start working on other things beside your goals!!!
In short, a dream is a HUGE thing that takes time to achieve whereas a goal is easier to manage and is something you can get it done in a short period of time. Goals are like a way patting yourself on the back for doing things to move your life forward in the right direction.
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