Daydreaming Over Determination

If you pay attention to how you feel, doesn’t daydreaming feel better than determination? If you are determined, doesn’t it have a hint of grinding through or you are going to force your way through?

I am certainly not telling you that determination does not have its place or its positive attributes. However, I am making a case for daydreaming. Look around, businesses large and small have been built off of a consistent flow of daydreaming or mind wandering. Essentially, daydreaming is when you begin to shape your vision. You can dream the most outlandish dream, so why not Dream Big! Do they tell you to Determine Big? No, that sounds a little awkward. Determination keeps you on task, but it’s the daydreaming that begins the process.

Photo credit to Patricia Yocum

As Judy Garland sang so beautifully, “And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true,” (I can’t wait for the movie) and John Lennon proclaimed, “You may say I’m a daydreamer, but I’m not the only one.” No, John you definitely are not. Look around, “Sweet dreams are made of this, who am I to disagree,” – Annie Lennox (I couldn’t help myself, it just came to me). And if you need to feel better about this fluffy stuff, Inc. noted how daydreaming may be correlated to higher intelligence.

Have a wonderful day! As always, let me know what you think. It appears most of you like to dm. That’s okay, too!

Vicki Lentfer

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