A while back, my mom sent me this picture. She saw this quote at World Market and thought it would make a good post for my blog.
“To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
Well mom, I agree. I think this is an awesome saying.
I’ve noticed that many of my posts have to do with putting in the work, creating ideas & planning ahead.
These are all examples of how we must act.
Seeing the above quote made me realize that I haven’t spent enough time talking about the importance of dreaming.
I think I write a lot about planning and acting because too often we can get caught simply dreaming about that perfect life, and never doing anything about it. We will never achieve our goals simply by dreaming.
Can the reverse happen too?
Can we spend all our time planning and acting and never accomplishing anything because we are unable (or afraid) to dream?
A friend once told me that, “you gotta have a dream to live the dream.”
I think what she meant was that you can’t really act and plan for that awesome goal unless you are able to dream up that goal first.
If you don’t have a dream outcome, then how will you know when your plans and actions pay off?
You won’t. And just as important, you won’t get anywhere unless you believe.
So that is why I think this quote my mom sent me is so great. It shows that we need an equal mix of acting, dreaming, planning and believing.