We all wonder if our dreams are ‘legit,’ possible, or even ‘acceptable.’ And as we explored in our previous post, Dream or Reality? some of us dismiss a dream right in the cradle of first imagination, simply because it fails those random checks.
In that article, we established that believing a dream is possible represents the first step in realizing it. Then we moved to set intentions and stoped at the ‘how’ question.
Let’s continue our exploration together, delving deeper into recognizing and understanding the inner and outer dynamics of delivering a dream from concept to reality.
The way our universe works is simple and complex, at the same time. On the one hand, if we approach life like a feather in the wind, without a vision, we may very likely land somewhere we didn’t expect. On the other, if we do have a vision, but lack the will and the momentum to see it through to manifestation, we may live with frustration, and at times, guilt.
Starting from a clear intention sets the stage for asking: How can this intention be realized? At the first glance, it will most probably feel overwhelming, which is pretty natural. However, as we look closer and clarify the result we aim to reach, the means to that end start to reveal themselves. At this point, we don’t have to figure out all the details, but only a few to get started.
What are those details? that’s relative to the intention at hand. Usually the building blocks of a successful ‘project,’ if you will.
In other words, grinding down that original idea into as fine a detail as possible makes it more comprehensible. For example, writing and publishing a book may sound like a lot. When we break it down into things like exploring the desired topic, researching potential publishers, understanding the complexity of the work, identifying the main sections of the book, and so on. All of that would steer our focus to a more tangible state of understanding, and eventually ‘doing.’
In project management, every activity must have at least three attributes: Duration, budget, and owner/resources. This applies to any endeavour that sets out to bring an idea from concept to fruition.
It might be hard to accurately find out how long a task would take, or how much it would cost. That’s why it’s essential to keep breaking down ideas into the finest possible, achievable ‘ounces’ of work, each in its respective scope within the overall picture.
In our next post we will discuss how using project management principles and methods can help us realize a rather ‘big’ dream.
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