If you are not sure where you are with your dreams, go back through your journals and see what you were thinking some years back. What you aspired to be, what you wanted in your world, and what you saw as a compelling future. This is where journals are so powerful. It’s a trusted companion that stores your great ideas and dreams for decades.
As an example, imagine how many ideas will never see the light of day in the corporate world from brainstorms conducted over the last number of years. There would be hundreds of thousands of action plans, ideas, and the social charts which never saw the light of day because once everybody left the creative session and went back to their normal lives, the ideas were never stored, reviewed, or executed upon on a regular basis.
It’s something I see all the time. People pay good money for expensive venues, food, facilitators, and entertainment only to have the actions never come to life due to the fact that they never clearly articulated, what’s next, who’s doing it, and by when? Instead of 27 page documents outlining every step over the next six months my belief is that we need to clearly articulate the idea and just worry about the next stage, the next step.
The other issue is, it’s never stored in a format or a place where it the can be reviewed on a consistent basis. It needs to sit in a place where those who have committed to action or be involved the idea consider the plan regularly, have it in front of them often, and the progress be openly shared to create momentum.
In your own personal world try to use journal for this reason. Have a dream, write it down, then just work out what’s my next step, prioritise it, and then execute upon it. Your journal keeps it front of mind, safe, and given you always have it with you, you can continually refer back and refine your dreams and plans.