Dreamers vs. Achievers

Per dictionary.com: one definition of “dream” is, “an aspiration; goal; aim.”  Per the same website, one definition of “achievement” is, “something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc.”  So what sets apart the people who ONLY dream from those who dream AND achieve?  The answer is simple:  hard work.

If you look at the definition of achievement you see words like “superior,” “special,” and “great.”  Those words are used to describe ability, effort and courage.  This only makes sense when you think about it.  To make a dream reality, or to accomplish your dream goal, you have to have the ability.  If you don’t inherently have the ability then you have to create it.  The Wright brothers couldn’t fly but they dreamed of it, so they created the ability (as an example).  You also have to put effort into achieving your goal.  Having the ability simply isn’t enough…

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One thought on “Dreamers vs. Achievers

  • August 24, 2016 at 08:14
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    I never understood how a dream could be enough. Sometimes it’s hard to start down the road to achievement, but as your last sentence alludes – it only takes one step at a time, doing one thing today to make your dream reality. Great motivation!

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