Are You A Hero Or A Mere Dreamer?

Dreaming isn't enough without action
Are You A Hero Or A Mere Dreamer?

Hero or dreamer?


Having a dream and being a dreamer are two different mindsets. It is time to realize your plans. Dreaming is a good starting point for a challenging journey. But it isn’t enough without action. Be a hero, because we need a lot of them!

Walk your talk


Dreaming is a good starting point for a challenging journey.  Wishful thinking and voluntary daydreaming can occasionally make dreams come true. Unrealistic projects, improbable ventures, and unfeasible missions can sometimes be achieved through conscious dreaming. At times, dreams can be an inspiration and generate creative reflections. But dreaming isn’t enough when no action follows. Wishful thinking is hoping for something and waiting for someone else to make it happen.




Start doing and stop dreaming


There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.

Douglas Everett



Having a dream and being a dreamer are two different mindsets. Dreamers are drifters, just floating through life with no real plans. One who has a dream is a door on the path towards achieving their goal.

Failure is not the opposite of success, inaction is. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Today! Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.





A dreamer may become a hero


Choice of action over wishful thinking. Action separates the heroes from the cowards, the achievers from the complainers, the successful from the mere dreamers, the happy from the envious. Actions separate those who rise to the challenge of their goals from the passive ones. So many are stuck in wishful thinking and hide behind excuses instead of speaking up and doing something to make the world a better place. Everyone needs something to aim for. It doesn’t matter if you call it chaos he or a goal. It makes us human, it helps us to realize our true self. We grow with our tasks and challenges.




How about you?


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau


Are you a mere dreamer, a wishful thinker, or a hero? It is your decision! Make a positive difference. And just as a reminder: Your values are your WHY, your actions are you HOW and your goal is your WHAT. Be a hero, because we need a lot of them!

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Are You A Hero Or A Mere Dreamer?

This article is a short excerpt from the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in a group or individual training or coaching.

Published: March 17, 2006
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 20th, 2023
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