Discovering Life, Learning and Leadership

Live your dreams!  Do you have some exciting dreams?  I hope so and I hope you are living them because living your dreams is far more exciting than just dreaming them.

My children Matthew, Nathan & Brittany Tymos dreaming about life

I first crafted this axiom a few years back when preparing to speak at our daughter Brittany’s Grade 12 Church Graduation Banquet.  She is our oldest so it was the first of three graduation banquets that I would speak at.  I wanted to share something meaningful with her that would assist her in life.  More recently, I have expanded my thinking on this axiom.

If you are going to live your dreams in an effective way, ensure that you are intentional about the following:

  1. Dream Big.  Your dreams need to be large enough to be worthy of your attention and best efforts.
  2. Dream Wisely.  Ensure that you have some exciting and motivational dreams that make your life worth living.  Personally, I often ask myself if something will matter five or ten years from now or if it will matter for eternity.
  3. Dream Your Own Dreams.  You deserve your own dreams and need to take care that you are living your own life and dreams and not trying to be someone else.
  4. Live Life to the Fullest.  Once you have your dreams, go for them without looking back.  Really Live!  Go beyond just existing or going through the motions and live your life to the full.  It’s your life and it is up to you to make the most of it.
  5. Make a Difference.  You may have seen the popular bumper sticker that says, “He who has the most toys when he dies wins.”  This is not true even though many people believe it.  Those who attain material success may or may not be happy and fulfilled.  It is those who make a difference in the lives of others who are truly fulfilled in life and who are doing something that matters for eternity.
  6. Have a Written Plan.  Your chances of living your dreams improve exponentially if you incorporate your dreams into a clear written Life Vision with a specific strategy to move you in the right direction.
  7. Navigate.  It is important to assess your progress regularly to ensure that you are on track with your vision and strategy.

Live your dreams!

7 Comments to Live Your Dreams (Axiom #1)

  1. Devang Patel's Gravatar Devang Patel
    Apr 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Axiom #1 is really no.1. I really like this and waiting for some more. Personally, the most I believe in the point #5 and trying to walk on that path.

  2. May 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Very good summary, Arthur, and I think it’s a useful reference for anyone who wants their life to be guided by a noble purpose. I’ve forwarded a link to my step-daughter.

    Cheers,

    Rick

  3. Jim Watkins's Gravatar Jim Watkins
    May 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Your son Nathan gave me a good example of a big dream when he shared his goal to build a hundred churches. I’ll bet he surpasses that!

    Jim

  4. May 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Thank You Dad for teaching us to dream big by example!

Leave a Reply

Arthur's Blog Arthur Tymos
  • Hi, I am Arthur Tymos, a Christ-follower, husband, father, leader, learner, teacher, vision- and goal-oriented strategic thinker on a journey to ... Learn more...

Tymos’ Tweets

Arthur Tymos

Categories

Subscribe to Arthur’s Blog



Quirky Quotes

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
– Mother Theresa