68: Four Common Reasons People Struggle to Identify Their Dreams

On this week’s episode Tim and Megan have an Uphill Conversation around dreams and what stops us from discovering them. We share four common reasons people have trouble identifying their dream(s).

Show Notes: 

  • Some people have been discouraged from dreaming by others
  • Being realistic doesn’t mean giving up your imagination for what you desire
  • Be intentional about pursuing things that move you towards your dream
  • Make things a priority and be disciplined in those things
  • Some people are hindered by past disappointments and hurts
  • Optimism and the importance of failing forward
  • Unexpected surprises occur alongside disappointment
  • Some people get in the habit of settling for average
  • Everyone defines success differently, the real question is: “Are you fulfilled?”
  • “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for” – Maureen Dowd
  • You define your own dream + not all dreams must be grandiose
  • Pursue the impact of success and significance
  • Some people lack the confidence needed to pursue their dreams
  • Discover what you believe about yourself and your potential
  • Put yourself in situations outside of your comfort zone

Resources
Put Your Dream to the Test, John C. Maxwell
Walking on Water, Madeleine L’Engle
Pamela Evette on Uphill Conversations – Episode 45
Erma Bombek
UCYP: Uphill Conversations Young Professionals 

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):
Dreams Groove (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)
Straight Drive (© 2017 Tim Pecoraro)
Uphill Conversations is an Uphill Strategies, LLC production
© 2017 Uphill Conversations

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