Changing the World and Planning Your Day

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one (heck) of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult (E.B. White).

I love it.

But, the dreamers who big dreams have to be able to implement those dreams. Or if they don't - someone else must.

I find it relatively easy to come up with ideas. I dream a lot. I envision big. I have several of them right now. I had one big dream that I thought about all the time. But did almost nothing to make it a reality. Then one day I realized nothing was happening. I jotted down a few action plan ideas. Arranged the order so it made more sense. Then spent the next week or so working every day on the plan. Wow! It was amazing how quickly good things started happening.

Dream Big. Yes! Absolutely!

Then, the highly intentional, wisely strategic, deeply surrendered process of actually implementing those dreams must begin. This strategic planning isn't anywhere near as cool or fun or sexy. But it is vital. I've been around lots of people with big dreams. And far fewer people with the discipline to turn dreams into reality.

How about you? What comes easier for you? Dreaming or implementing? Coming up with the idea or carrying it out. Envisioning or Executing?

Do you have some good dreams that never amounted to anything? Chances are it had nothing to do with the quality of the dream and quite a bit to do with the integrity of the plan.

What dream do you have right now that is in IDLE POSITION? Get out a piece of paper and start thinking about strategy and planning for getting it done. What are the very next steps you can take to get it moving? What are you waiting for?

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International
BrianRice@lcileaders.org