7 Reasons To Put Your Dreams On a Timeline

July 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

With the launch of Dream Time Line, let’s look at the 7 top reasons why you should put your dreams on a timeline if you want to get ahead in life.

Now you can set your goals in a powerful way that helps you achieve

#1 Visualise Your Goals and Dreams

Visualising your dreams and goals on the Dream Timeline helps move them from abstract wishes, to something you can actually see, and imagine having.

Having that sense of actually having achieved your goal makes it feel more real, more worthwhile having and that little bit more achievable.

It will also allow you get a feeling as to whether this is really what you want prior to you committing time and resources to bringing it into being.

Remember dreams are big goals that are more aspirational. Someone once described it as big hairy goals you allow yourself to consider when you stop considering all the reasons you can’t have it.

#2 Timeline Adds Sequence

Whether you’re chasing a big dream or something you want to achieve in 90 days, they all have steps along the way. Those milestones that let you know that you are making progress towards your goal or dream.

They all have sequence, you wouldn’t put the eggs and flour in the oven to make a cake without mixing them in the right proportions with other ingredients and preheating the oven.

Visualising your goals and dreams in the right order helps you focus on taking that next step whilst knowing how it fits in the overall picture.

The power of the timeline in the way we organise time has become widely recognised, and a number of therapies use timeline techniques to help people become unstuck and resolve issues that they have had.

#3 Wire it in to Your Unconscious

The brain is a fantastically complicated piece of bio computing, that is capable of attending to all manner of things without you giving it much thought.

For example all of your body’s vital functions such as your breathing and your heart operate outside of your awareness. In fact if you become aware of them you will probably find it feeling less natural and uncomfortable.

The fact that your unconscious attends to these, frees up your conscious mind to think about all those other things in life, be it what you’re going to have for dinner or what you want out of life.

Your unconscious processes far more than your conscious mind, so wouldn’t it stand to reason that if you were going to chase a goal or dream that you want your unconscious mind to be working towards it?

The good news is that if you regularly interact with your dreams on a timeline using rich pictures, you can really wire it into your unconscious mind. The repetition is important as your brain notices patterns and becomes aware that this is somehow important to pay attention to.

 #4 Keep Track of Progress

Keeping track of your progress is an important part of motivation, as it’s not just about how far you have left to go, it’s important to see how far you have already come.

By using the Dream, Milestone, Action structure you will be able to keep track of how far you have travelled on your journey to your goals.

Think of it like counting lengths when swimming, or how many laps you have done when jogging, they give us a sense of progress and movement that can keep us moving even during those inevitable knocks in life.

#5 Shared Dreams for Greater Collaboration

Some dreams are about more than one person, for instance you may have a dream home that you and your partner would love to own and live in. That somewhere that appeals to you, be it in a big city, near a beach or somewhere else.

When you have a dream that is shared with more than one person, keeping people focused and aligned to chasing that dream can be a challenge and also a stong motivator.

The ability to have shared dreams on dream timeline make it easier to keep focused, and the messaging and comments functionality make it easier to gee each other up during low points.

#6 Get Support from Friends

Getting support from family and friends is helpful when they understand the choices you choose to make with your time.

Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers suggested it would take 10,000 hours to truly become a master in a new skill. Assuming you could achieve your goals and dreams in less, this is still time you are not doing something else, including with friends and family.

When the people you care about understand, and even better support you, in attaining your dreams, then they will help you through the downs and be there celebrating with you on the ups.

Dream Time Line allows you to share your progress with friends on the site, and keep others updated via Facebook and Twitter.

#7 Find Other People with Similar Dreams

Finding people with similar interests is the root of why we have clubs and interest groups in the real world, and why people form groups on the likes of Facebook.

When you’re chasing your dreams, having similarly minded people you can connect with, you’ll be able to share with each other ideas, experiences and knowledge.

As time goes by there will also be plenty of role models who are achieving or have already achieved their dreams for you to learn from.

As a general rule, if you find someone who has done what you want to do or something similar, you should look to see what they have done that can help you.

Dream Timeline is so exciting because it makes all of this possible, one of their dreams is helping others reconnect with and living their dreams.

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