I’ve always been a day-dreamer. It’s not that I don’t get things done. But I’ve known since I was a teenager that getting things done is dangerous. Psychologists like Peter Gollwitzer use more complicated impenetrable language. Simply put, when we are going like a train, we are apt to run over other people and ultimately make a mess.
Better to chill and have a happy routine of work, look about, work, look about. No need to be so stressed.
Living without dreams lacks soul
But to live without dreams, that is stressful. We become increasingly ill-tempered.
It’s a good thing that dreams don’t take no for an answer!
I don’t know what happens to other people but with me ultimately the dreams win. I am fascinated by the size of my doodle books when I am overly busy. I need my day dreams. And I keep breaking off from work to doodle.
When too much dull work locks them out, my dreams simply break back in! I am glad. They are loyal friends.
They are also interesting friends. When I entertain them, ideas roll. I love it.
- Does your dream bring you alive?
- The psychology of forward movement – kept real
- Celebrating my supporters
- Reminding myself of the importance of recreation through Steve Pavlina’s personal development forum
- The productivity of procrastination. Yes!
- Priorities and goals
- The give-and-take between us as we follow our dreams strengthens us as individuals and as a group
- Dreaming 2.0
- Shift gears before Christmas with Inpowr
- Managing multiple and inter-dependent goals