AWhat’s the difference between a goal and a dream?

A goal is an idea of the future.

A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep

Don’t confuse a goal and a dream. Dreams occupy your mind and heart. Goals take over your reality.

Too many confuse a dream and a goal. They seek to achieve a dream. However, dreams can’t be achieved. They can only be realized. You realize your dreams by creating goals around each one of your dreams, and then pursue each goal by taking action.

You need both dreams and goals—but there’s a big difference between the two.

A dream = some future outcome. A goal = some future action.
Dreams provide you with the vision of where you want to go. They’re your blueprint for your future life. You can’t achieve a dream. You can only realize a dream.

On the other hand, goals are your construction team. They’re the workers that help transform your dreams into reality. You can achieve goals only through action. Dreams require a vision of some future objective. Goals require that you take actions that will transform your dreams into reality.

Goals are something you’re acting on. 

Goals require hard work. Dreams require your imagination.

Goals are hard and require hard work. Dreaming is easy.

Goals have focus. Goals must be laser focused. Dreams don’t. Dreams can be drifting, ever-changing.

Goals can change your life. Dreams can inspire you and bring you motivation.

Goals have a finish line. Goals have a specific outcome at a specific time. Dreams never have to end. Dreams don’t have to have an ending point.

Goals are based in reality. Goals are about what you can actually accomplish. They’re grounded in the reality of the real world. Dreams are imaginary.

Goals produce results. What to change your life, your job, your status? Goals can do that. Dreams don’t produce results.


*What Are Dreams?

Dreams are basically stories and images that our mind creates while we sleep. They can be vivid. They can make you feel happy, sad, or scared. And they may seem confusing or perfectly rational.


There are three types of goals



outcome goals. …

1.process:-Process goals are specific actions or ‘processes’ of performing. For example, aiming to study for 2 hours after dinner every day . Process goals are 100% controllable by the individual….

2.performan:-Performance goals are based on personal standard.

3.outcome goals:-Outcome goals are based on winning. For a college student, this could look like landing a job in your field or landing job at a particular place of employment you wanted. Outcome goals are very difficult to control because of other outside influences.

Quotes about goals and dreams👇


Stop playing small.

“The great danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” –Michelangelo

True success is all about working towards meaningful goals and dreams.

“A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.” –Bruce Lee

Goals give our lives meaning.

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” –Bill Copeland

Persistence makes all the difference.

“Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.” –Bear Bryant

Stay focused at all times.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” –Henry Ford

“I believe the last thing I read at night will likely manifest when I’m sleeping. You become what you think about the most.” – Daymond John


“Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“It’s up to you to make your life. Take what you have and stack it up like a tower of teetering blocks. Build your dream around that.” – Cheryl Strayed

“I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.” – Warren Buffett

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals.” – Booker T. Washington


A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. J.R.R. Tolkien

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale

Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they are going to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. Will Smith (Pursuit of Happyness)

A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness. Jean Genet

You’ll stumble upon something you can’t stop thinking about, something more important than anything else. Make it the focus of your life. Maxime Lagacé

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

– Ashley Smith

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.”

– W. Clement Stone


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