so you want to change the world

so you want to change the world

I feel that I was meant to walk a path that is not often chosen by many. Have you ever felt this way? You just knew that you were on this earth to push boundaries a bit? If you can relate at all, I hope that what I am about to share will meet you right where you’re at, and give you the ability to actively succeed in being a world changer.

a vision without execution is only a dream

In your sleep, you can dream anything. Anything is possible. The physical laws of the world no longer apply. Inhibitions are thrown to the wind. Dreams are limitless. When you put it that way, using the same word to describe something you really want to do, be, or accomplish is fitting.

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a vision without execution is only a dream

a vision without execution is only a dream

Do you ever wonder why the word for, “a series of thoughts, images or emotions that happen during sleep involuntarily” and the word for, “a strongly desired goal or purpose” is the same word?

that’s right, dream

In your sleep, you can dream anything. Anything is possible. The physical laws of the world no longer apply. Inhibitions are thrown to the wind. Dreams are limitless.

When you put it that way, using the same word to describe something you really want to do, be, or accomplish is fitting. Your dreams in life should be limitless, too. You can dream to be famous. You can dream to be President. You can dream to cure cancer, solve world hunger, or end poverty.

what you imagine while you’re sleeping can be what you strive for in real life

But achieving that dream is a different story.

Don’t get me wrong; dreaming to solve world hunger is admirable. It’s incredible to dream a dream that big and with so much impact. Except dreaming it alone isn’t going to make it happen.

You have to do something to make it happen.

a vision without execution is only a dream

And dreams are fantastic. Having dreams is incredibly important. Dreams give you direction, focus, motivation, drive. They move you forward, create ambition and help you pursue something bigger and better.

But if you don’t do anything to execute upon that dream, then it will only ever be that…a dream. Not an accomplishment. Not an achievement. Just a dream.

a dream begins with a commitment

For your wildest dreams to come true, you have to commit. None of this half-ass, I’ll-get-to-it-someday crap. A full, honest commitment. Decide what’s most important to you and what you’d most like to accomplish. And then commit.

Dedicate time and resources to reaching your dream. I truly believe you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

executing your vision means setting goals

Ending world poverty isn’t going to happen over night. You have to set smaller goals that stack up to that big dream. Along the journey to your dream, you’ll need checkpoints to ensure you stay on track. That’s why goal-setting is hugely important to making a dream more than a dream, making a dream a reality.

You have to set goals—oftentimes many goals that require a lot of commitment (see above point)—to execute upon your dream.

As Disney’s Cinderella so eloquently puts it,

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

It’s true because the best dreams usually come from the heart. And making those dreams a reality means committing your mind—and heart—to the execution of your vision and to the goals you set out to accomplish.

 

A vision without execution is only a dream.

A vision without execution is only a dream.

 

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