the dream is the key

Carl Sandburg once opined: “Nothing happens unless first a dream.” Unless we have a big dream, a multicolored mental image (in 3D), we will be unlikely to do the necessary foundation work to realize that dream. You know what I mean. The goal setting and action plan steps that are so vital to our vision.

But the dream is the key. Until we get emotionally involved and fired up about the positive direction our life is taking, it will be too easy to get sidetracked by the inevitable distractions along the way.

On the subject of emotion, Carl Jung said: “There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.” In order to really put the gusto in our goals we have to get our senses involved.

an essay by Leonard Quilty at The Charter (via emergic)