Can you remember dreaming of becoming a millionaire, a superstar, or a CEO of a Fortune 500 company? Well, dreaming is a phenomenon that creates imagination, creativity, and ideas. Our dreams could originate from our subconscious thoughts or placed in our spirit. A dream could occur once or reoccur several times. When the same dream reoccurs, it is a call for action. A call to action is an occurrence that continuously prompts your conscience to change and affect a situation. It could be a matter of giving someone advice, starting a business, or to change careers.
Putting the pieces of a call for action could be puzzling; therefore, bringing understanding to it requires a spirit of discernment, vision, and willpower. Incorporating the below steps could also bring about further clarity.
- Praying and meditating: The power of prayer and meditation gives one direction on what you should do, how you should do it, and when to do it.
- Journalizing what enters your mind: Write your thoughts down so that you have a record of your thoughts.
- Organizing your work: After recording it in your journal, turn it into an action plan of execution, outlining the cost, market, product/service, deliverables, goals, etc.
- Becoming a continuous learner: Researching what has been bestowed upon you and learning the craft, trade, and techniques will elevate your proficiency and efficiency.
- Seeking wise counsel: Receiving help and advice could give you another perspective that could revolutionize your call to action. This assistance should come from those that are trusted and credible.
Timing and follow through are also essential once you have put the pieces together and established a foundation for your call to action. Rudyard Kipling’s poem “IF” says, “If you can dream and not make dreams your master,” is very meaningful, because many of our dreams just remain dormant and never becomes a reality. Above all, the driving force in making your call to action a reality requires faith, which is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.
If you incorporate the above strategies and exemplify through character and work with determination, people and groups will gravitate to you and offer support and advice to push your call to action onward and upward. Recognize your dreams and what they are saying to you and be true to yourself!
Alan D. Benson is the President of Benson Group, LLC and the author of this article.