4 posts tagged dreams

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Longer Than Expected

How do I balance my innate human desire to estimate how long something will take, with the reality that I often have little control over this truth? Is the point to do my best in estimating, to get a general sense, and then to leave it? Is the point to do some planning, but to never decide that my expectations are true and correct? Is the point to create motivation to work towards the goal, rather than attaching to its timeline? Perhaps our time estimates are funny games we play with ...

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Means so much

The Thing That Means SO MUCH

A Calling I've always wanted to — and knew I needed to — WRITE a BOOK. If I knew anything about myself, I KNEW this. And this KNOWING was so powerful that it became incredibly painful. Resistance But I didn't know how, so I tried to escape from IT. The pressure of IT. For a while. With time and practice, it became not so much the WRITING that weighed, but THE (unwritten) BOOK itself. As did my resistance to ALL THE MEANING I had now placed on IT. Nothing meant more ...

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The Power of Our Wildest Dreams

Dream Power Perhaps you’re like me and you find yourself yearning for the completion of your dreams. I dream of the day when my current “struggles” are behind me. I dream of the day when my first book is written and published, and my second is hot in pursuit. I dream of visiting space. The word 'dream' can have a pie-in-the-sky quality to it that makes me uncomfortable though. It’s not that I think dreams are unrealistic to have. I truly believe that our dreams can come true. But we have to be realistic about achieving them.

My dreams can only come true when I am true to them.

Only thinking about my dreams and not doing, I am simply dreaming. I am not coupling the dream with a firm intention to manifest it.

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I Want to Believe in Where You Want to Go

Planning I don't believe in plans. I believe in planning. I believe in understanding the general shape of something. I believe in knowing where you are and where you want to go. I believe that measurable goals drive accomplishment. I believe the better you can express your vision and mission with great specificity, the easier it is for you to outline the steps needed to realize it. I believe that once you've determined where you want to go, what comes next can not be determined, and likely won't be in any plans you've made. I believe this truth can free you from the fear of starting and create a trust in your ability to fill in the gaps later.

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