I was talking to a friend the other day about traveling, I was sharing my big travel plans and she was sharing her dream travels.
We were talking about the same thing, only I called it a plan while she called it a dream.
It’s only a word, but there is a lot lying behind it - I believe that by thinking of your travels as dreams, it will take you so much longer until they become a reality.
A dream doesn’t provoke you to take action, it just lies there on a pink cloud in your head. A dream is just a place you sometimes escape to when life gets too dull and you need that escape.
We all have dreams, but few of us ever get to see them come true.
I think a lot has to do with the way we look at things – our perspective. If we accept to leave plans as dreams we won’t even try to make an effort to achieve it and turn it into a reality.
A dream is almost something that isn’t supposed to come true, because, well – it’s a dream!
Someone once told me that dreams that always came true were no longer dreams.
She said she wanted to keep her dreams as dreams because if they came true she wouldn’t have anything to dream about anymore.
I think that the reason why some of us don’t follow our dreams is because we don’t believe in ourselves enough that we can actually do it, and we are afraid of failure.
You have a choice, and which one you choose depends on what you value the most.
If you take a risk you might fail, but you might also succeed. If you never take a risk, you will never fail, but definitely never succeed either.
I believe that if you just change a few words in your head, and think of your dreams as plans, it’s more likely to happen.
When you have a plan, you have already taken the first step to action.
So what are your PLANS for 2011? Tomorrow is the start of another year, have you taken the time to write down what you would like to achieve?
We would love to hear about your plans for 2011 - whether they are travel-related or not. Share them in the comments below – also, are your plans different from your dreams?