|Dreams might be imagined on vacation, but they are birthed out of focus and work. |
Saturday with Friends and Family 028 (Photo credit: -DjD-)
I've been up writing again at 5am on Saturday. Not because I hate myself or I'm rested, but because I have a burning dream.
You see, I've found that dreams aren't made on sandy beaches with your feet up drinking a cold Diet Coke. That might be where they are first thought about, but it isn't where they are made.
I've accomplished more dreams since I started setting my alarm clock for 5 am than before. Dreams are made out of work. They are made out of early mornings and late nights.
Five am is particularly attractive to me (and sometimes 4 am if on a deadline.) They are attractive because they are guilt free. I have no one who needs my attention and more importantly, there is no one who feels ignored or untended to. If I have to work all day and let my family know ahead of time, there's not usually struggle there.
So, I'm up writing again on a Saturday morning when lots of people are sleeping. This will be my second book. I did this on Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time and I'm sure I'll do it again.
Lots of dreams mean lots of work, but like a good delicious watermelon, you can only bite one small piece at a time.
The 3 keys to reaching your dreams:
- FOCUS. Pursue one at a time
- ENLIST SUPPORT. Make sure your inner family circle is supporting and with you (don't ignore them)
- WORK. Make a plan for when you'll work on it every week so that motion is always forward
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