Dreamers have ideas without planning or more importantly implementation. Dreamers are not focused. They use their golden dreams as hoppers. What I mean by that is that they hop from one dream to another without either taking the first step or following through to the next step. Dreaming is not such a bad thing, unless you use it as a handicap.
So, how do you know that you are a dreamer? Do you talk a lot of talk without the walk? When you talk about doing this and doing that, but don’t have a plan of how to get there? Then you are a dreamer. When you have so many good ideas, but don’t take the necessary steps to get those ideas out there to turn them into your passion and eventually make money with your dreams, then you are dreamer.
This is where you have to be careful. Some of the things that influence a dreamer are possibly:
- The people you hang out with
- The mastermind you belong to
- Your accountability partners
- Your friends and associates
All of the above are red flags you need to be aware of. These things, eventually, put you in the position to become like the people that you are associating with. If you have friends that are always talking about doing great things and achieving extraordinary results, yet do nothing about it, you may become like them. If you belong in a mastermind group that is always planning and discussing all of the great things that they can do or will do, yet don’t do anything about it, then you will slowly have the same characteristics.
Your accountability partners are extremely important. If you have set up an accountability partner that doesn’t hold you accountable, more than likely that person is not achieving great results themselves. Same thing goes with the friends that you associate yourself with. I always say, you are who you hang out with. A famous quote from the great Zig Ziglar states “You acquire much of the thinking, mannerisms, and characteristics of the people you are around, good or bad.” Another great quote that I love is by the late Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
On the contrary, dreaming is essential to an entrepreneur’s vision. However, you will have to combat the unfocused dreamer and transform yourself into a dreamer that implements and achieves. Dreaming is healthy as long as you have a clear vision and the ability to focus on that dream. Get into a realistic state of mind. You need to realize that you can’t do everything; you can’t implement all the features of a business or product all at once.
The enemy of focus is a scattered mind. Focus on one thing at a time. Become more self accountable. I recommend putting your thoughts and ideas in a journal. Call it the “Ideas Journal”. Anytime you have an idea, write it down in your journal. Once you have written it down, let it go. You now are at the state of writing your tasks and step by step things that you have to do to get that idea implemented. A great quote from one of the best in the business, Tony Robbins states, “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives”.
Focus is sometimes hard to achieve, but clearing your state of mind to concentrating one thing at a time will eventually accomplish remarkable results. I wish you the best of success in all that you do. bExtraordinary my friends!