As career women, entrepreneurs, and artists, the daily grind can sometimes consume our attention, making it easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. However, setting goals and dreaming are pivotal in shaping the path of both our businesses, career trajectories, and personal lives.
In my journey as a small business owner and artist, the practice of writing down dream statements has been extremely impactful. Since the unexpected events of the past, like losing my fashion job in 2020, setting goals has become a compass for navigating the unknown and eventually starting my own company. Dreaming empowers us to envision a future aligned with our desires, bringing clarity in decision-making.
Reflecting on the Past Year:
Before diving into the dreams for the future, it's essential to reflect on the past year.
What accomplishments are you proud of?
What changes, whether in our business or personal life, have been significant?
Taking stock of these aspects helps us appreciate the journey and point out areas for improvement.
Mapping Out Dreams/Goals:
Quarterly Dreams/Goals: Break down the year into quarters, setting short-term goals that align with your overall vision.
End-of-Year Dreams: Envision where you want to be by the end of the following year, providing a more extended timeline for certain milestones.
Five-Year Dreams: If you're up for it, consider mapping out dreams for the next five years. This long-term perspective can offer a broader view of your aspirations.
Is this dream truly what I want, or is it something I think I should be writing?
What would I dream about if fear wasn't at play?
How can I take one step today to move closer to my dreams/goals?
The Power of Dreams:
Dreams go beyond being mere tools for goal-setting; they guide us to live authentically and embrace the life we desire. In this space, we believe that possibilities are endless, and life holds more wonders than we can imagine.
As we approach the new year, let's not just set resolutions but also dare to dream. By putting our dreams into words, we gain direction, purpose, and the courage to build the life we envision. Remember, the journey is as significant as the destination, and every dream brings us one step closer to a more fulfilling reality. Cheers to dreaming big and embracing the beautiful unknown of the coming year!