I found this pretty good article about dreams and I wanted to share part of it. Personally I am constantly dreaming and making new goals. Whether its basketball or in ordinary life, to me it seems to the only way I can succeed. Make sure you are writing your goals down! Enjoy..
Do You Have a Dream?
by Gary E. Layton
I have some very important questions I wish to ask you. DO YOU HAVE A DREAM? Is this Dream connected with somehow improving your personal situation or gaining something in your life?
Maybe you just have a feeling lurking around in your head that something is missing and someday you will find it. Maybe you have not articulated these feelings to the point where anything concrete has formed and you really don’t know what it is that is bothering you. If this is the case my friend you need a Dream to set you on the path to some type of realization and meaning.
Nothing is ever accomplished without a Dream concerning finding something we do not yet possess. I don’t care what it is or what you are looking for. Without a Dream to follow, you will never get beyond the point where you are right now.
Some people say that Dreams are worthless and not practical so don’t waste your time. Well most good things in our modern life came about because someone had a Dream and worked at it until it became a reality. The automobile, the telephone, electricity, airplanes, computers and almost everything else we now think we cannot do without. These things did not happen due to luck or anything else but a person’s dream and the work to make it a reality.
Every one of us wants something. We want to be a better person; a more popular person; a thinner person; a better job, wealth and all that can bring, or maybe something simple like a new house or new car. It does not matter what it is but you must really want it, dream about it and take the action necessary to achieve it. Dreams are for everyone at any age, social standing, economic standing, race or creed. Dreams are for everyone with imagination enough to visualize the object of that dream.
Daydreaming or wishful thinking just don’t cut it. Daydreaming or wishful thinking, while being fun, are not productive except for the entertainment value you may realize from pleasant speculation. A real Dream can bring pleasure that’s for sure, however, achieving that Dream involves a lot more than just thinking about it.
To be meaningful the Dream must be achievable and over a reasonable length of time. If is not attainable it is then just wishful thinking and a sure way to become frustrated and more dissatisfied than you are right now.
So how does one build a Dream? Well, first of all you must examine where you are in life and what it is about your situation that does not please you. What is it you need to achieve to make your life better or more fulfilling? Now if it is a whole bunch of material things what you are really talking about is the money needed to obtain those things and unless you are an heir to a very rich relative you are pretty much between the rock and the hard place. It is one thing to dream about wealth and another thing to achieve it.