Many of us have been so mired in reality, so busy living according to our clocks and calendars, that we don’t even know what our dreams are, much less how to accomplish them. First, let’s make the distinction between a dream and a fantasy. In a dream, you can design a strategy for getting there. In a fantasy, like winning the lottery, well, there’s not much that you can do to make that happen. So, now that we know the difference between dreams and fantasy, we can begin our mission to redefine how we think and speak about our dreams. The Dream University ® Certified Dream Coach ® Process is all about getting clear about what really matters to you and taking action to achieve your goals and reach your dreams. Dream Coach ® Process Step #4 teaches how to Access Your Dreamer.
So, where do these dreams come from? Essentially, you make them up. Some of them are based on needs like putting food on the table, while others are based on desires, like your dream of writing a best-selling book or traveling around the world. But the dreams that come from your purpose (see Dream Coach ® Step #3) are the most important. When standing in your purpose, the quality of your dreams and the quality of your life will actually change. I want to encourage you to have all kinds of dreams for every area of your life—personal, professional, relationship, financial, health, spiritual, community, family etc. And, yes, let’s not forget about the fun dreams!
The ability to reconnect to what it is that you want is such an important practice that should be a recurring event throughout your life. Often, doubts and fears and stories get in the way, but for now, it is important to understand that your dreams matter! It’s never been a better or more important time to pursue your dreams than now, and yes, you can develop the capacity for what I call “CBA.” In school they taught you the ABCs. Here at the Dream University®, however, we teach the CBAs. First is the “C”: get Clear about who you are, your purpose, what you do and don’t want, and your dreams. Next we have “B”: Believe in your dreams. Prove that you’re more committed to your dreams than to your doubts. And finally “A”: take Action.