Both dreams and goals are obtainable ideals. Yet one takes more planning and labor than the other. Which one do you think that is? Goals are planned to achieve within a set time frame, while dreams are a more distant facade. A dream may stifle a goal if a goal is not part of that dream. Also, an independent dream may not be a factor in achieving a goal. Therefore a goal may be a short step toward a dream.
An amateur writer could have a dream of winning a Tony award. This may not be possible without meeting a number of goals. There is no certainty to popular opinion of what may become a hot or notable play. If there was a guaranteed formula to achieve a Tony award, then this dreamer could simply apply the method and acquire. Instead of hastening to that dream of being a Tony Award recipient, if the writer makes it a goal to write two screenplays a year, then he will be setting himself up to potentially achieve that dream. Perhaps it would be a goal for the writer to hire a literally agent, or find a benefactor to supply money to fund his shows. This is an example of how a goal can bring a dream closer.
Take somebody that has a goal to work and earn substantial money in the entertainment business. The same person has a dream not related, to one day head a large corporation. By establishing formal credentials and becoming familiar and experienced in every faucet of entertainment, then they are actually closing in toward the goal of working in the entertainment industry.
As a parallel, the accolade and experience that they get in the entertainment field may be applicable to corporate functions. The entertainment is extremely vast, so having a goal to get into that industry is very realistic. To head a large corporation is not as easy. Some notable corporations, especially in the business sector notoriously only high Ivy League grads. So heading a large corporation is better to dream for and try to climb to by setting practical goals. You want to have challenging goals, and at the same time don’t let your goals overwhelm you. Healthy Goal Setting is knowing the position you’ll be in after you complete that goal, and how that position can help you with your greater vision, or dream. Goals can be short term or long term. For example,
Unrealistic goals can devastate someone’s ego as well as shew to them future proper expectations. A goal to be the head of a large corporation may be one that is easily failed, while the same as a dream is very reasonable. Getting in the entertainment industry makes for a poor dream because the industry is so vast, and if that is the limit of that person’s dream then what else could they be striving for once they get into entertainment. Entertainment is one of the most expendable fields of business today, yet it has no salary cap. My comparisons, in this paragraph, of dreams and goals allude that a person should set the bar for their dreams way higher than their goals. Setting the bar too low for life dream, could potentially make a person complacent and they may lose momentum with their overwhelming contention. If one sets the bar really high for a dream, and obtains, then perhaps there could not be much more progress they could make. Having a dream to accomplish that is far from the top of that field may leave a person satisfied with that achievement and be outdriven by the more ambitious.
Goals are like a ladder. The steps you take toward achieving a greater outcome or obstacle. Dreams are what the ladder is placed to reach.
Goals make reaching a dream easier, and without goals, a dream alone, may be out of reach. Even if you do not complete your goals on time, it is important to make significant progress toward them. With steady diligence, you may end up accomplishing dreams you didn’t even have.