We set goals all the time.  Short term goals, long term goals, realistic goals and goals that keep us moving through each day with a purpose. 

Goals move our feet in the right direction when they want to veer off onto the wrong path.

Setting goals can keep you grounded. Being realistic and not overzealous with your goal setting will serve you best in the end.  

Dreams...... ahhhh dreams..... it’s just as important to dream as it is to be serious and work toward your goals. You could reach your goals with a staircase built one step at a time, but you should have to sprout wings and fly to your dreams. They should be that far off and exciting!  Look way off in the distance at what you wish for. No limits. Give as much energy to those thoughts as you do to your grounded goal setting thoughts. They are just as important and should demand just as much attention.

If you devote the right amount of time and energy to both goals and dreams, they will serve each other and provide balance for you.  

And when dreams float down close to you, or you can finally build your staircase to reach up and touch them, then do it!  Like catching a butterfly, enjoy watching your dreams float beautifully around you until the time is right to swing your net. Just know that some dreams are better left to fly free and be admired. 

Your thoughts, dreams, plans and goals all have great value and deserve attention.

I believe the greatest fear of some people is success.

Imagine that. But, give some thought to a life filled with milestones of goals attained and dreams fulfilled! You deserve it and anything is possible. Just look on THE BRIGHTEST SIDE and see yourself and your goals and dreams in a whole new light. 

The following poem by Marianne Williamson has been an inspirational tool for me personally and an important life lesson that seems to pop up in my life at all the right times. Please enjoy it…

 

Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,

talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of

God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people

permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,

Our presence automatically liberates others.