What are dreams?
Here are some definitions from the dictionary:
1. A series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.
2. A cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.
3. An unrealistic or self-deluding fantasy.
I don’t particularly like any of these; at least not in relation to achieving something I want.
Goals on the other hand are a different kettle to fish.
Here are some definitions of goals:
1. (In football, rugby, hockey, and some other games) a pair of posts linked by a crossbar and typically with a net between, forming a space into or over which the ball has to be sent in order to score.
2. The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
3. The destination of a journey.
No.1 doesn’t apply unless you are Ronaldo, but 2 and 3 are definitely my cup of tea.
You will notice they mention things like effort, results and destination.
These are all things that require action!
Anyone with half a brain can dream but to achieve goals requires you to be a person of action.
So when I hear people say they dream of becoming an actor, my eyes glaze over. But when I hear someone say, I want to become an actor and I’m doing something about it, I sit up and take notice.
Ditch the dreams and get focused on goals; that’s what I say.
Talking of which, there are people already taking action this year to realize their goal of becoming a pro actor next year by auditioning for my Ultimate Acting Programme.
No dreamers; just goal-oriented individuals need apply.