One of the things I’ve had on the wall in my home office for several years is a poem that I found a long time ago. Every now and again I need to remind myself of why I need to focus on goals that I’ve set in various aspects of my life and the poem reminds me. I’d like to share it as you may find that it encourages you as well. Unfortunately I’ve never been able to find who the author is but if you’ve seen it before and know, please share.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE DREAMERS WITH GOALS
Your dreams are you vision of where you’ll be after the battle,
your prize at the end of your journey to success.
Your goals are the steps you take to finally attain your prize.
Unless you’re willing to work hard and establish some discipline in your life,
all of your dreams will be pipe dreams,
little mental fantasy trips that will never materialize.
Make concrete steps toward fulfilling your ultimate dream,
and start with solid objectives and goals.
Your dreams are where you want to go,
your goals are how you get there.
The indispensable first step
to getting the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
Don’t be afraid to think big and dare to be great.
Dreamers are not content with mediocrity.
They never dream of going halfway.
People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
Are you a dreamer or a goal-setter? Dream big, but set the goal to achieve the dream!