God-sized Dream: vision, plan, and ACTION!

Dear Dreamer,

Why are you still dreaming the same dream? Is it something you desire? Is it because there is a purpose burning within you that has not been fulfilled?

Why are you still talking about that same dream over and over again? Is the dream part of your soul? Do you believe this dream is about your purpose in life?

Why are you telling everyone about this dream and you have not taken a step to fulfill it? Are you more about talking about the dream instead of doing something about it? Is it easier to talk about your dream than working to fulfill it?

OR… Are you simply afraid to take the steps to make the dream a reality?

Taking the first step is the hardest one when pursuing your dream.

Taking the first step is the hardest one when pursuing your dream.

Anything worth having or pursuing will challenge and transform you. The process of fulfilling a dream and seeing it to completion will bring life to you. The sense of being able to bring a dream to reality is the ultimate confidence boost you’ll ever experience. But first, you must get over the fear of starting. Then, get over the fear of failure. Plus, get over the fear of being a perfectionist (OOPS!…. I think I’m talking to myself on that point!). Finally, get of the fear of success (if that exists for you). Overall, just get over the fear of everything!

Why is this important? Why should you see your dreams fulfilled? There’s a bigger picture you may not realize. The process you endure to see your dreams fulfilled will benefit others; those who are watching you from the audience of life. You see… When you take a chance to follow and pursue your dreams, other dreamers will be watching you and wondering to themselves if they can do the same. You have to realize, what you endure in pursuing your dreams is not ALL about you… but about others who can 1) benefit from your experience and/or 2) be motivated to pursue their dreams.

DO IT NOW!!

Now is the time!!

How and where do you begin? Create a series of steps to help you fulfill your dreams:

  1. Dream and DREAM BIG!!
  2. Gather photos to create a vision board of your dream.
  3. Write a “Dream-to-Action” plan; provide key steps to achieve the goal.
  4. Complete each step of your action plan at a pace that does not overwhelm you.
  5. Celebrate each time you complete a step and move to the next step.
  6. Journal your progress in writing and/or give a progress report to your support network.
  7. Visualize the finish line of your dream being fulfilled.

Capture the vision in your heart. Create the plan. And see the dream into ACTION!!

What are you waiting for? What are your dreams? What plan have you created and the action steps you are taking? Don’t shy away! Speak up! Would love your feedback, comments or if you need any encouragement. We have to encourage one another!

Together, we can accomplish anything as long as we encourage one another.

Together, we can accomplish anything as long as we encourage one another.

Dreams To Action,

~Angela
Fight. Finish. Faith. (2 Timothy 4:7 NKJV)

Tuesdays are God-sized Dream days on Holley Gerth’s blog, the inspiration for today’s post. On her blog, you will find encouragement and a wonderful supportive community there. Pick up Holley’s book You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream, and join us at her blog for a Letters to Dreamers Link up!

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About Life and Shifting Seasons

Lover of God, jazz music, movies, books and nature. Southern girl. Smiling face. Spelman grad. Delta Diva. Almond butter/Nutella addict. RunningNerd. Aspiring author. Blogger. Focusing on living an Ephesians 5:16 life… Making the most of EVERY opportunity!
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10 Responses to God-sized Dream: vision, plan, and ACTION!

  1. It is so hard to begin I think because people let resources stop them. If they would just start with whatever they have they could make a huge dent in their dream. Great post.

    • Thank you for reading and commenting on the post. You’re right! Some allow their current status/resources stop them. We have to learn to begin a the level we’re on or with whatever resources we do have. Taking small steps to achieving the dream is possible… Just BELIEVE IT!!

  2. graceglimmers says:

    I need to create a vision board now! Thanks for coming by my blog too! By the way…I saw your Marathon Madness tab…I, too, wanted to do ONE marathon and check it off the list. My husband and I proudly completed the 2005 Salt Lake City Marathon…it is hard work, but it is something that I will never forget! You can do it! 🙂 God is with you!

    • Grace,

      Check back before the end of the week… I think I’m going to do a post on my vision board. Hope it’ll encourage you to get started on one!!

      Congrats on completing the 2005 SLC Marathon!! I’m still a marathon dreamer and hope to check it off the list this year. I’m starting my training again (had foot surgery last year and been away from running for 6 months). I have decided that it doesn’t have to be Chicago (that has always been the dream). I just want to complete 26.2 crazy and insane miles!!!

      Thanks for reading my blog, posting a comment and your encouragement!!

      Angela

  3. Courtney says:

    Absolutely loved your letter. I really needed to hear many of the words you wrote. Particularly: “Are you more about talking about the dream instead of doing something about it? Is it easier to talk about your dream than working to fulfill it?” Sometimes it’s easier to simply talk about it, because we feel we’re still doing “something” about our dream… talking about it! But we both know that in His eyes, action is the best step. Loved your list of steps to take! I’m all about creating vision boards 🙂

    • Courtney,

      That blog was from personal experience of “talking the talk and NOT walking the walk”. I have talked so long about my desire to write a book and focus on a new career direction that even I AM tired of talking about it. 2013 is the year of INTENTION! I will be intentional in all of the goals I have set this year. Together, we can encourage one another to fulfill the dreams God placed in our hearts! I’ll check in with you and I hope you do the same for me.

      Next post I’ll have to share about my vision board. Hope you come back to read about it.

      Angela

  4. Shawn says:

    Good stuff!!!

  5. I always thought the beginning was the easiest. In pretty much everything….

    • The beginning has not been much a challenge for me; but, in some things, I do struggle. Most of all, I struggle with the “in between” and following through to the end.

      Blessings to you in all of your endeavors.

      Angela

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