The Beauty of Keeping Dreams
About three years ago, I became a witness on how tracking one’s aspirations via a dreambook can propel changes and turn them to reality. This was when Louie, my boyfriend, was taken aback when he turned to his dreambook and found that the dreams (consisted of cut-out pictures of specific things he wanted) on the pages were the same ones which came true to life.
Because of that, I was also encouraged to create my own dreambook. But the problem was I didn’t know how to start. I thought the main driver was fear; I was afraid to dream because of the dread of them not happening. The disappointment of not attaining my dreams might just be too much to bear. Nobody wants to hear others laugh at a goal or worse—tell them that it’s not feasible. On second thought, I also did not want to live aimlessly. So I just kept my dreams to myself, in my mind, where I’m sure nobody could have access to unveil them. If nobody tells you it’s impossible, then it’s not, right?
Through time, all my dreams then came true as well anyway. Need examples? I dreamed of working abroad for opportunities to gain a higher income I deserve. I dreamed of buying my own car before I reach the age of 25. I dreamed of traveling around the Philippines (or at least to one destination every year) with my family. I dreamed of starting a business, however small, and reaching a wider audience through this blog. I also dreamed of becoming an IT Manager. (Yup, I remember I told my manager that clearly as a fresh grad in one of our monthly one-on-one talks in IBM.) And fast forward to the present, in three years, *not to brag though*, I was able to achieve everything.
Now I invite you to do the same: Dream it. Dream big. Dream lots.
Even if it’s a dream you know isn’t exactly realizable, like, say, winning an Olympic medal or becoming the country’s president, it’s good for you to imagine the experience. When you’re pushed, you push back. Rise to the occasion because success might be waiting around the corner for you.
Right now, I am building another set of dreams. The difference is that instead of just keeping the dreams in folders stuck in my mind alone, I have this physical Dreambook where I can monitor to-do lists and commitments in differing magnitudes. Can we say that the effect ergo would be more substantial? Maybe.
Maybe this Dreambook can further ignite my imaginations and give me with an unquenchable hope, as it’s filled with colorful pages with question and answer fields, time plan, and all the essential elements to make me want to really follow and chase my dreams.
Why You Should Get Your Own Dreambook
1. Practice Inspired Journaling
Unlike a regular planner, the Dreambook asks you to make a list of things you can do in a span of time to advance yourself toward your goals. Not having goals or having fuzzy pictures of your dreams is not a problem. This book has samples to guide you to practice “inspired journaling.” You can assess their applicability or write your own following the same format. 😀 In addition, it is equipped with inspiring quotes on each page with different values as themes, making pursuing of dreams more meaningful.
2. Be Reminded
The Dreambook is not one that solely allows you to write plans on specified dates; rather, it’s a book that makes you review milestones and acts like a buddy who constantly reminds you to finish what you have started. So you will also stay motivated to captivate your thoughts and fuel your excitement and passion.
3. Know Your Inner Self More
Sometimes when life gets busy, you become so caged up in the situations and routines you spend most of the time in that you forget to evaluate yourself. This Dreambook comes in handy, asking challenging questions about your personality and limitations which I think are useful to objectively know yourself more. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Know what the obstacles are related to the problem. Determine what you have control over and what you don’t.
4. Publish Your “Own” Book
“Dreambook” is a great name for this extraordinary journal/planner. Why? Simply because it has “-book” attached to it. No, you don’t have to go through an editor or publications company to get your book reviewed and published. You are the writer of your own life, and every single moment in every day is your chance to deliver that script and make your dreams happen. Amen?
5. Believe in Your Dream
This Dreambook serves to reinforce your daily affirmations and keep your attention on your intentions. It helps provide clarity on your dreams. Dreaming to get a better life is totally fine. But you have to narrow it down. Picture how “a better life” looks like. In doing so, the Dreambook can be a tremendous help and it does not end there.
The next step is to believe it. 😉
Starlight Starbright Enterprises Co. describes the Dreambook as a portable “LIFE COACH” which you can carry anywhere, a workbook for dreamers who want to take the first steps in turning their dreams into reality. It lets you identify your gifts before diving into dream-making, then express your dreams to quantifiable goals with deadlines. Towards the end of the journal, the Dreambook invites you to repeat your keys to success and grasp where your dreams have taken you to your life journey.
With all these great stuff integrated into one, I am very much convinced to join the Dreambook Project. What say you? 🙂
The Dreambook is now available at selected National Book Store branches and PowerBooks branches. You can also get a hold of your own dreambook via courier to your home or office by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Clarissa at 0920-9086576 or 646-1080. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page here.
Good news! You now have a chance to win your own Dreambook. Follow the Rafflecopter mechanics here: a Rafflecopter giveaway to join. The giveaway raffle will run from today until November 3, 2013. Result will be drawn the next day, and the winner will be contacted within that week. Good luck! 😛