A Goal is a Dream with a Deadline

My Dreamboard!

Or more specifically, as quoted by Harvey MacKay,

“A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.”

If you don’t set out to do what you dream of, how can it be realized and achieved?  Similarly, if you don’t have dreams, what are you aiming for in this lifetime?  If you don’t write it out and have a set plan and deadline for it, how do you know it will happen?
Writing out your dreams with a deadline and a plan is the first step to go about achieving anything you want in this lifetime.  Life is not just about working hard to pay off that next paycheck.  What do you really want to do in this life if money and time were no issue?  What are your passions?  What are your wildest dreams?

This past Sunday, I presented my very first dreamboard to my team.  I spent a good amount of time searching up photos to show the dreams that I want to accomplish before I turn 30.  The dreams themselves came easily to me — travelling, eating at certain restaurants, achieving big girl milestones.  After I had the photos printed off at Wal-mart with a Bristol board picked out at the dollar store, I had my scissors and glue in hand ready to assemble it all together.

Presenting my dreams to a room of over 20 people was nerve-racking at first!  However, it was really fun to share my dreams and what I will be accomplishing in the next several years of my life.  It is important to remember that the dreams you put on your dreamboard are not set in stone, but that they are solid goals that you set out to accomplish by the time you get closer to the deadlines that you have set yourself. I hope everyone can achieve their goals and dreams in this lifetime.

Make a plan.  Make it happen.  See it happen.

Happy dreaming and goal-setting, everyone! 🙂

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About stenoodie

I'm a stenographer, foodie, avid traveller, and a really silly person if you get to know me well enough. =)
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12 Responses to A Goal is a Dream with a Deadline

  1. andy1076 says:

    But you didn’t share it here in a photo 😉

  2. This post caused me to think in a different way. Thank you

  3. Oh wow! Love that quote!!! Think that will have to become one of our favs 🙂

  4. Violet says:

    Thank you for this inspiring post, and the reminder to keep on pursuing my goals and dreams! 🙂 Happy dreaming and goal-setting to you too! xo

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