This article is an extract of chapter #12 in Karl Moore’s best-selling book, “The 18 Rules of Happiness”.
“A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.”– Brian Williams
Learning how to be happy NOW is a real skill. (Rule #7.) They say he who is not happy with what he has, will not be happy with what he gets.
But it’s equally as important to have a dream to lead you forward in life.
Everyone who ever did anything started with a dream, a vision, a goal, a thought. Coupled with that distinctly human quality, hope.
So, what do YOU dream of?
Would you like to explore the ancient castles of England? Would you like to act in a local theater production? Would you like to write your first novel? Or even your second?
Perhaps you dream of helping your son through college. Or owning a second home in Miami. Or starting your own online business. Or having the very best family Christmas ever.
Or … ?
Dreams are critical. They light up life.
Without them, we become bored, and tired, and apathetic.
So, take this opportunity to really clarify your dreams. Take apen and paper and spend an hour figuring out what you really dream about.
Create a scrapbook and fill it with magazine pictures. Write your dreams on special paper, and put them in an envelope under your pillow. Scribble them onto scrap paper and burn it at midnight with a yellow candle, if you wish.
It doesn’t really matter how you record them, ritual or no ritual. But clarify your dreams, and write them down. They’ll suddenly take on a new importance, and you’ll automatically find yourself heading closer toward them. (See Rule #13.)
But whatever you do, make sure you have a dream. They’re incredibly important.
Dreams are the spark plugs of the spirit.
Make sure yours are ready for action.
So, have a dream – and you will be happy.
It will look like this: Have a Dream