In today’s podcast, we’re going to touch bases on the relationship between visions and dreams. Everyone has a dream of some sort, and if you’ve ever planned to accomplish anything only to end up putting it off forever to the point of it never getting done then today’s topic should be all too familiar with you.
Importance of Vision
To bring an idea into action, you must first have a vision. People without a vision are very easy to identify; they are the ones who are usually complaining about their jobs and how unhappy they are. These people have little to no motivation, and it is because they lack vision. What they don’t realize is that vision is the key to putting their dreams into action.
What Exactly Is Vision
In Dr. Joyce’s eyes, a dream is a goal that has yet to be accomplished and requires a vision. To her, a vision not only includes a plan to achieve a goal, but it also entails passion. She believes that a vision starts with yourself. A proper vision is organization and knowing what your limits are. You can look at it as a roadmap of how you are going to get there (your dreams).
Money Isn’t the #1 Goal, Passion Is
Motivation is a crucial part of achieving your dreams, but unfortunately, a lot of people have the wrong idea when it comes to what motivates them. If you ask a significant portion of individuals with big dreams what their primary motivation is, they’ll boldly state that it’s money. What they don’t realize is, successful people, don’t primarily think of money in the process, what drives them is passion. Many people don’t see the big picture, they get impatient, but in reality, the money will come if you stick to it and see it through until the end.
Vision Boards (the Good and the Bad)
Vision boards are beneficial, however just having one makes little sense. There is a term related to vision boards, and that is, “putting it out there in the universe,” but if you aren’t actively putting forth any work towards the goals set on that vision board, nothing will happen.
Any Actions You Can Take
Identifying energy drainers is paramount. Get rid of distractions and people who discourage you. You cannot give up. If you think about it, we are all marketers that sell ourselves to others the very moment we open our mouths. You must find a balance with external distractions if they get in the way of your vision.
Be a Contrarian
It’s needless to say but most people are negative, and unfortunately friends and even family can be included in this group. A part of being a contrarian in today’s world involves removing the negative from your life. You need to ignore the negative obstacles to achieve your dreams. The truth is when you remember to tell yourself, “If it were easy everyone would be doing it,” you will feel a lot better.
Developing Better Self Esteem
Positive self-esteem is a necessary mindset to possess when you want to achieve your dreams. To stay concentrated on the big picture, you need to think like a winner. If you tell yourself you are the best at what you do the only thing that can stop you are other people. Revisiting the point of being a contrarian, you must remove the negativity from your life. Some useful tips are to stop reading the negative news you see online. Stop following friends or family who post or share nothing but negative stories. Find positive news instead and start your day in a positive light. It all starts with yourself and if you have positive self-esteem nothing and no one can hurt you. At the end of the day it is a game-changer to remain positive, motivated, and laser-focused on the right thing.
You can learn more about Dr. Joyce here: http://drjoyceknudsen.com/