Thursday, December 29, 2016

We Create Tomorrow

We Create Tomorrow by What We Dream Today

Do you believe “we create tomorrow by what we dream today”? Maybe too many people rained on your parade, dampening your give-it-all-you-got spirit and squashing your hope.  Maybe someone said “Why do you want to do that?” You second-guessed your dream, doubted your ability to accomplish your goal, and gave up entirely on dreaming. “What’s the use?” you mutter.

Perhaps these wise words from Oscar Wilde may offer encouragement.

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for.  If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for.  If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.”

We can apply Oscar Wilde’s wisdom to today’s key message, “We create tomorrow by what we dream today.” The word “create” means “make a thing that has not existed before”.   Before we can create “a thing”, we need to know what we want to create. This analogy of needing a dream before creation relates to the crazy idiom of “putting the cart before the horse”.  It’s just doesn’t work. That’s why “dreams” are important.   You need to know, “What’s your thing?”

I also hate to disappoint you but there’s no Fairy-God Mother who can magically wave her wand to create your dream.  Effort and work are the magic.  As I look at my blog website and see the number of blog posts, I realize that they didn’t simply appear.  I know some would ask, “Why do you want to do that?” but there’s a method to my madness.  It’s my desire to help people understand that money matters and so do dreams.  Finding the right combination of strategies, financial products, and desire is the magic that makes dreams come true. I want you to believe and understand this “magic” yourself.

Seeing the possibilities, acting on instinct, and plugging away at the tedious tasks move you closer to your dream.  The tasks may not be glamorous but they are definitely necessary in order to purposely live life each day.  Early in January, John Maxwell wrote 2016:Your Year of Living Intentionally. He explained the difference between good intentions versus being intentional. Words associated with living a life of intentionality are “action”, “purpose”, “definitely”, “today”. These active words are an expression of commitment.  Making an effort to work towards your dreams requires commitment.  If your dream is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.   

Here is your assignment “to create tomorrow”.  Determine your dreams.  Then use a Daily Planner to schedule appointments with yourself to work on those dreams.  A new year with a new process opens the door to a world of new possibilities.  I am excited for you to start. 

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