Here’s something stimulating to ask yourself … are you a visionary? Do you envision what doesn’t exist now but might some day? A visionary has a big dream and gets it out of his head and shares it clearly so people get it. A visionary has so much passion that those around are inspired and want to sign up for the dream to make it a reality regardless of what is actually happening around them.
A true dreamer sees the future and figures out a way to bring it into reality for the benefit of helping other people. Helping other people is the most important part. Most of us tend to give up on our dreams or water them down to what we think is realistically possible.
But the successful dreamer gets clear on what they really want and explores other ways to make the dream a reality. They are capable of getting and keeping a vision of a world/organization that doesn’t yet exist and hold the vision through the problems and details while leading others into the materialization of the dream. Many of my friends are dreamers who are ahead of their time.
Today we need those dreamers who will “carry the flame” down new roads and be seen as visionary leaders with the strength, will and passion to enroll their people/organization and get over the finish line. Or alternatively, unselfishly create the room for other members of their organization to see the dream through to completion.
When I talk about a dream, it is not about a fantasy, like winning the lottery. I am talking about the things that really matter and the people who will do what it takes to make the dream a reality. It is great to be excited and passionate about a dream, but we also need to be practical and strategic. Extraordinary things will happen in the future when we take action on dreams.