“Day Dreamers” vs. “Night Dreamers”
What are your goals and ambitions in life?
And even more importantly how often do you pursue them?
It’s safe to say that all of us, at least in some point in our lives, get the best ideas for starting something, doing something, and overall improving aspects of our lives in one way or the other.
It’s interesting how we get these ideas, usually right before we go to bed. It’s in the moments we least expect them, when we are overthinking things, or contemplating life events before we fall asleep.
Have you had this happened to you?
Have you been in a situation where you think of something great before the end of your day, and you are determined to make it happen? However, the next morning you wake up, and it’s the same story all over again. You either forgot about your plans and ambitions that you were so confident about the previous night, or you simply lack the motivation to do them.
Though it might sound like a strange term to you, there probably isn’t a better way to explain where I am aiming at.
These people whom I’d like to call “the people with night ambitions”, are everywhere. It’s you, and it’s the people you know. It’s me and my friends and family. We all fall in the same category. Or at least at some points of our lives.
However, while 99.99 percent of people do this, that little remaining portion of people that are not included in this category, are the ones that figured out how bad this can be for you and your future.
Everyone has ambition, dreams, and goals. However, not all will go after their ambitions and make a step towards making a change in their life.
I know a lot of dreamers, but not enough who were brave enough to take the needed risk.
We all dream, but not to the same extent.
Some people realize when it’s time to stop chasing dreams and start turning them into reality.
Is Being a Night Dreamer a Negative Thing?
What’s troubling me a lot about this term, is that it’s closely tied to people’s insecurities.
After thinking about the idea of going to bed with a life-changing though, and getting up and not doing anything about it, I realized that being this type of person is one of the worst things that you can do to yourself.
It got me questioning myself. Are these people insecure?
That’s a question I have trouble answering. One that bothers me, but at the same time it motivates me.
Over time I realized, it’s the daydreamers who take action, not the people who are ambitious only overnight. as a matter of fact, the second category, usually these people are all talk, no work.
Don’t get me wrong, this is my personal opinion, and it’s not that everyone fits the description. It’s just that I see the identical pattern in me and the people around me.
I used to be that person until I realized how wrong that is.
I realized that being ambitious overnight and not doing anything at all about it the next morning, won’t get me anywhere in life.
So I decided that it’s time to take action, and you should do the same.
You need to stop holding back your ideas and start making changes.
Day Dreamers vs. Night Dreamers
The world knows of many daydreamers that paved their way towards success.
On the other hand, do you know a person that went to sleep, had an amazing idea that could have a huge impact on his/her life or the life of others, slept through the night, woke up, and then carried out the idea?
Yes, the chances of this happening are really slim.
Not impossible, but definitely very rare.
It’s different you see, as the day passes by, daydreamers keep thinking of ideas and how to organize them into easily achieving every single thing on their list. For them, every day is the start of something brand new. They know that their plans do not have a deadline nor a starting point.
How many times have you lied to yourself that you are going to do that thing you thought about, first thing in the morning?
How many times have you, as an entrepreneur, writer, or perhaps an artist, have had an amazing idea and said to yourself “I will remember it tomorrow”, or “I’ll try it first thing in the morning”?
Now, how many of these times did you actually manage to do it?
It’s because you have fear of actually taking action, and dedicating your day to taking a risk, trying out something new, something that can make changes in your routines.
People don’t like big changes, as they scare them. It means you need to get out of your comfort zone, and taking such a step is not at all easy.
That is why they leave everything for tomorrow, for next week, next month, or next year.
You see the pattern here, don’t you?
The more you use these excuses, the less likely you are to improve your existence and lead a happier life.
So yes, be a daydreamer.
Don’t allow yourself to store your ambitions right before bedtime, and then never unboxing them again. Cherish every thought that comes up to your mind, even right before you go to sleep.
My advice to you is:
Always write down your ideas.
No matter what’s happening around you, or what time it is, if something valuable pops into your mind, grab your phone, a piece of paper or a napkin, and write it down.
You will have a more likely chance to actually make that idea happen.
No More Excuses, It’s Time For Action
Over the years, I have met many people who had great potential to do amazing things.
However, I hear the same speech from almost all of them.
They postponed their success, and always had excuses distancing them away from their goals.
They collected all of these ideas and their aspirations grew bigger over time, but they never really did anything once they slept off their ambitions.
The thing was they never really trusted in themselves enough. They were too afraid to try, despite the constant opportunity with each passing day.
If you want to make a difference, in your life, or make an impact on other people, you need to convert your ideas into reality.
It’s okay to be a daydreamer, it’s also okay to free your mind during the night, as long as you have your focus set on these ideas and eventually turn them into reality.
So don’t be the person that only has ambitions until the next morning. Be the person that wakes up every day with the will and determination to something about these goals.
Enough with the excuses. Enough with the “all talk no work” approach in your life.
If you want to see changes, you’ve got to make them happen.
Having ambition is not enough. Everything in life needs hard work and the right attitude.
Be a daydreamer or be a night dreamer. However, the things that will make you stand out is moving forward and taking risks.
Every day is a new opportunity.
The key is to not let your dreams, remain dreams. Instead, you need to turn them into milestones, and potential goals that are waiting to be reached.