I’ve sometimes been guilty of getting stuck in a dream – one that plays over and over in my head like a bad movie. I become tortured by the repetitiveness of these recurring images that seem never able to become a reality. At heart I am procrastinator and must push myself to turn my dreams into action. I can over think the process of making my dreams happen — to the point of paralysis.
I am learning, though, that if we treat every dream like an exciting new project and not some impossible, unreachable climb up Mount Everest, it might be easier to reach. As Project Manager I am able to write out a plan of action – step by step – adding a timeline – then make the project happen, enjoying the journey as I go. The minute I think of what I want to do as a “dream” it suddenly becomes overwhelming — much too big to tackle. I think back on that “dream job” I never pursued, or that “dream house” I never built or that “dreamy man who I thought I wasn’t good enough to get.
But I am changing my outlook and have decided that there will be far fewer “Dreams Deferred”. I have the projects lined up to check off my list – one orderly plan at a time. So I challenge all of those dreamers out there to come down out the clouds and put pen to paper as you get to work on your long list of attainable projects — your dreams deferred.