How Planning Helps Make Your Dreams Into Reality

My 2017 planner - well used and well loved

Are you a dreamer?
Are you a planner?
The two totally go together, you know.
Okay, so maybe you read the title of this post and thought that the idea that planning can help make your dreams into reality seems a little far fetched.  But stick with me because it really can.
I have a quote pinned to the wall in my office.  It's credited to Leonard da Vinci and it says: 
"It had long since come to my attention 
that people of accomplishment
 rarely sat back and let things happen to them.  
They went out and happened to things."
A friend shared that quote with me several years ago.  She was describing me.  While I was flattered, I didn't feel worthy of such a description. 

You see, even though my resume looks fairly impressive on paper, I don't really consider myself to be a person of accomplishment.  But my insecurities are a whole different post, and we're not going to dwell on them today.  Instead, we're going to talk about the reason that she considered me to be a "person of accomplishment."

What did it all boil down to?

You guessed it...


Like most people, I have had a number of dreams since I was a little girl.  I still have a number of dreams.  Things that I want to do, to be and to accomplish.

My 2018 planner...we're just getting to know each other.  ;)

Interestingly enough, that description fits another word as well...


So what are dreams then, but lofty goals?

And how do we accomplish goals?  We set out a PLAN. 

AHA!  That's how planning helps to turn your dreams into reality.  It breaks them into bite size pieces, and gives them a timeline.

No one ever accomplished anything of worth without a plan.  And no one ever accomplished a goal without breaking it down into smaller parts.

For me, I like the idea of using a day planner.  And I choose to use one with individual pages for every day.  That way I can write down all of the small to-dos that eventually lead up to goal accomplishment.  Or, I can just write down which kid needs to be at which lesson at which time.  That's a good use of a planner as well.  OR...I can write down both. That's a good idea.  Lol!

But however you choose to do it, I highly encourage you to pursue your go after those goals.  And make sure that you break them down into bite size pieces and PLAN FOR THEM!

After all, if 2018 is going to be the year of FABULOUS, then we need to make it that way!

If you'd like to try a wonderful planner - Here's a link to the Day Designer which is the planner that I use and LOVE (both planners pictured above are mine)!  It's still January, so it's not too late to buy one and use it to help you make your dreams come true this year! (Link is an affiliate link.)


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