“Some people see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not?” – George Bernard Shaw
Since I listened to this idea I immediately adopted it, as it makes all sense to me! Not that I
frequently remember my overnight dreams, but for sure I am a kind of “day dreaming” type person.
There is another related idea, on a sentence by John F. Kennedy: “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”.
As I am an Executive Coach, I got curious about knowing if these ideas are applicable, so I started using strengths tests. Firstly I tested it on myself, as I was curious to confirm if I am from the “dreamer” type. I am not! I am a strategist and a persuader, so I dream a lot (strategy) and I can persuade or influence people towards my ideas. Perfect! I am OK with that!
I run a lot of strengths tests for people, before or during coaching or training sessions, and I have never found an “achiever” that is not some kind of “dreamer”.
If you want to change for better, if you want to achieve your objectives, you first have to dream and define where you want to go, then dare to define your path and move on. Whatever is the distance you need or want to walk there’ll always be a first step.
Along the way you may need different types of support and you´ll know how to find them.
So, dare to dream and simply ask yourself: WHY NOT?
Daniel Lança Perdigão, Visual Improvement Agent, UpSideUp.pt