Have you been dreaming? No? It costs nothing to dream. So, why aren’t you doing more of it? The day has come for you to begin dreaming and to dream every day. Your day is chockfull of pockets of time to dream. You can dream in the shower, over your morning cup of coffee, on the commute to and from work or while waiting at the doctor’s office, for your children after school, waiting for a load of laundry to finish. The thing is, dreaming every day tends to motivate you to take steps, however small, to make it a reality. But, how do you develop the mindset of a dreamer?
Multitask, switch gears
Women have the capacity to delegate to subordinates, scan their e-mails and take calls at the same time. Men are known to conduct meetings where they easily switch from talking about one topic to discussing the complexities of another. Why not use these qualities to build the habit of dreaming?
People who blather on and add nothing constructive and encouraging to your life, not only waste your time, they siphon your energy and creativity. Make your dream your central thought throughout your day and their blather will fade away. You’ll be too busy dreaming for their useless talk to muddle up your thoughts and waste your time.
Embrace new ideas
Listen to your heart when it starts nudging you to try something new. The very thought of being stagnant should motivate you. So, like a true dreamer, embrace and explore the ideas that come to mind in the midst of your everyday responsibilities.
Don’t play it safe
Does the fear of failure hinder you? Dreams broaden your thinking and boost your self-confidence. Whatever happens, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you made the effort. So believe in yourself and be adventurous.
Don’t attempt to go it alone
Use whatever resources are at your disposal to help you broaden the horizon of your dream - the Internet, the library, business associates, supportive friends, the friendly neighbor with a wealth of business experience, etc. You are not an island.
Be flexible, dreams change
It is not so much the dream itself, but your vision for yourself that attracts you. The ultimate goal that you had as a child may be impractical for your adult self. Another aspiration, however, could net the same or better results. Toss a little change in the mix and you just might come up with something that blows your mind.
Take smaller steps
The reality is that you may have no choice but to nibble your way to your dream - short, intermittent courses, an apprenticeship program, moonlighting…. If you keep the dream alive, you will discover ways to get to it, one bite at a time. Keep company with other dreamers
How will you recognise them?
Dreamers appear to have a far-away look in their eyes because they are almost always one step ahead of their present circumstances. They can be so passionate when they speak, that you can’t help but find yourself sailing along with them on the ship to their dreams. Moreover, they inspire you to create and envision your own dream, build your own ship and sail your own seas to its reality. Are your days sort of BLAH? Maybe you should fill the empty moments and the mindless, mundane actions with bouts of dreaming. Begin today and dream every day. The practice will fill your days with bright ideas and creative plans to inspire you to make your dream a reality. So, dream on, every day.