At what point are you truly living your dream? When can you finally say “I’ve done it!”? How do you know when you’ve achieved your dream? These are questions I’ve been asking myself lately…
Is it when you open the coffee shop or when you’ve made a profit from it?
Is it when you’re writing your book or when 100,000 copies have been sold?
Is it when you’re visiting with a potential client or when you land their business?
Is it when you change a dirty diaper, wipe away a tear, help with homework or when your children leave the nest?
Dream measurement is futile and will leave you feeling empty, hollow and unaccomplished. There is always another dollar to be made, another book to be sold, another client to land, another diaper to change. By doing it one more time will you get any closer to fulfilling your dream?
You are limiting yourself by holding a measuring stick up to your dreams. ‘When you accomplish X, you will have achieved Y’ doesn’t work when it comes to living your dream.
You are living it NOW.
Achievement is in the activity.
Proof is in the pursuit.
Success is in the striving.
The key to dream measurement is to recognize that This. Is. It. It’s happening right now! At this very moment you are living your dream!
It’s happening in the every day hustle. Your dream life presents itself within your ordinary, everyday, mundane life. It’s in every cup of coffee you pour… every page you write… every number you crunch… every hug you get…
If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ~ Henry David Thoreau