I heard once that the difference between a dream and a goal is that a dream is simply an idea. A goal is something you write down and commit to accomplish. I’ve let that thought bump around in my head for a while.
Recently when talking with my husband about the current state of our startup, and Jerri Glover Consulting, and my Toastmasters activities, and several other things we would like to do, I decided I was going to actually write down my goals and give this theory a try. Since I am writing them down, I decided I would share them with all of you and REALLY put myself out there.
This discussion took place two weekends ago. Since that time I have created four workshops to be offered in October. I have also been offered a contract position writing lessons on customer service for an online education company. The lesson gig pays professional rates and allows me to use the degree that I worked so very hard to get many years ago. (I have a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies with emphasis on customer service.) I am encouraged to see what difference writing these goals down will make. I can already see how it makes them more tangible--more real.
I encourage you to turn your dreams into goals. What are they? Write them down. Share them with us on Facebook or Twitter. Let’s commit!