Dreams Are Useless

wall no futur You have dreams of monthly family vacations to exotic holes in the Earth. You dream of a bank account that’s padded with more than enough. Maybe even millions. You dream of kicking back and only working on the projects you want to work on, while you sip martinis (WTF?).


But those dreams are useless.


Dreams are hopes. And hopes?


Don’t happen.


Goals do.


Goals are those things you feel DEEP in your soul that you want to achieve. They’re the things that push you to get the work done.


People tell me they want to travel. They want a comfortable life. They want to be healthy.


But the steps they’re taking to get there are vague, if existent. Which means? Nothing. Will. Happen.


I don’t have dreams. Not one. I have desires that have cemented goals in place. Goals that are being ticked off faster than I can comprehend.


And it’s goals that change your life. It’s your willingness to fight for those goals and to do the work they require.


Because if you’re not constantly working toward an end? You won’t get the end you want. You’ll get the shit that everyone else wants you to have.


And your “dreams” get tossed to the side of the highway. Like leftover fast food you couldn’t gorge down. (Don’t litter people, that’s just irresponsible.)


How Can You Change The Result?


By living as if your goals are the oxygen in your lungs. You wake up with determination to make it real. You feel, with every cell in your body, that it’s coming.


Throw the word “dreams” to the curb and roll over it a couple of hundred times.


Ask yourself what it is that you feel is calling you. Is it that need to see Bali? Is that need to see those dollars in your bank account that you thought was a dream?

If what you need, at your core, is, in fact, those things that you’ve been “wishing” would happen, then you’re failing yourself, if you’re not setting the steps into motion that are necessary.


But if you wake up with the thirst to do what needs to be done. Then NOTHING can stand in the way of your goals.


Nothing. And no one.


Wake up and say, “I will make myself so fucking visible on social media that they can’t ignore me anymore.” Or “I will rethink my money matters before throwing cash away on more instant gratification.” Whatever vocabulary you need to use to make solidify those goals. And to end the dreaming.


Cement That Shit


Once you know what your goals are, write them down. Keep them beside your screen, so that every time you get distracted in Facebook, you see your words bleeding and your soul calling you.


Read them daily, so that every time someone says, “Babe, can you keep the kids this weekend so I can go to the movies, you say, “Eff off. I’ve got work to do” with a clear conscience.


Because they will ask. For a lot. They may mean well. They may not be subconsciously trying to sabotage you, or get you to sabotage yourself. (Or maybe they are?)


Your goals have a shelf life and when you stick to them, shit happens. Good shit. Knob Creek kinda good shit.


Your Roadmap


Print this out and use it to keep yourself accountable. Find a partner that understands what you’re working for and let them in on your goals. Join a support group. Pay someone to hold you accountable. (As my OBM, Dani’s kicking my ass into gear over these next two weeks to make sure I’m showing up and not wallowing in thoughts that could stop me while I’m in the middle of a situation that a few months ago would have sent me over the edge.)


I don’t care what you need to do to make your goals happen. Just do it.




Without me, my goals are just empty dreams. I know and understand the consequences of my actions (or lack thereof). And I will wake up to show up and do the work. Every. Day. Nothing will stand between the things my soul needs and my making them happen.









Steps to Success:







And if you’re not sure what steps you need to take or if the steps you’ve been taking aren’t making it happen fast enough, get off blogs. Get off Facebook. Get a coach. Get a mentor. Get somebody that will teach you in triple time, so you can stop dicking around with a bootstrap mentality. Either you want it. Or you want to dream about it.


Only one of them will satisfy your soul.