As with any process, it is easy to get distracted, deterred or disappointed. The last “D” is dream. It is important to not take my off the “ball” and remember that it is time to dream. Said another way, it is my vision or my preferred future. I have a preferred future about how I want to live and work. I want my work to have life. I want to have autonomy, mastery and purpose about my work and life.
I dream about words like influence, helping, empowering, teaching, inspiring, motivating, learning, contemplation, love, change, justice and hope.
I love the quote from my friends at www.careerleader.com. “I’m going to have to abandon my dreams, my career vision, for the sake of pragmatism and a job.”