Goals versus dreams
There is an important distinction between goals and dreams that can make a difference in our progress.
Goals are typically things you have to do. Dreams are things you want to do.
We have more motivation when we are doing things that we want to do as opposed to doing things we have to do. This simple shift in our mind can have a powerful effect on our emotions and motivations.
Goals are not bad nor are they to be done away with completely but I think it’s important that we learn that how we say things and think about things can affect our self-control, discipline, and inspiration.
For example when it comes to losing weight it can be stated it in terms of “I have to lose 25 pounds” or you can state it in terms of, “I really want to have a body that is fit and trim. “
What do you desire to do as opposed to have to do?
You can say, “I really need to exercise daily” or you can say, “I have a dream of being able to do 75 push-ups and 20 pull-ups and be able to walk 2 miles without feeling any strain or exhaustion.
Dreams tend to draw us towards the end result we really want while goals tend to push us towards the destination. It is better to be drawn toward something than to be pushed toward something.
Dreams evoke more emotion and passion.
Look at your goals and ask yourself is there a way to restate these goals so that it taps into my desire to do something as opposed to a goal or target I have to reach.