Dream + Action = Reality.

“God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them.” ~ Unknown

Sometimes self-discipline can actually be a curse. If I can’t afford something, I have disciplined myself not to want it. So in cases of dreams, the self-disciplined pragmatist in me sets aside dreams in favor of dealing with reality.

However, when a new reality is forming, if I were bold, I could actually open back up that dream and see if it fits into the new reality… or see if that dream can become become my new normal.

So I search for wisdom to both encourage me and spur me on…

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!” Madam CJ Walker.

As Tony Robbins says, “If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”

They’re not only telling me that it is time to dream, it is time to act on the dream.

What are you dreaming about and what action steps are you taking to make that dream reality?

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year all!

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” ~ Bill Vaughan

I personally am a pragmatic optimist. I am so excited that the old year is gone and 2013 is here!

A year from now you will wish you had started today. ~ Karen Lamb

I’m starting now!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

What pages are you turning in your life this new year?