Dreaming and Doing

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
— Pablo Picasso

There's a cliche line I never get tired of hearing: "If you can dream it, you can do it!" 

Yet, I think we can miss the potency of this line if we don't reframe it to ourselves from time to time: If you can't dream it... how can you do it? 

Some of my "plans" are more like sloppily (flippantly) set intentions. 

"I will finish my manuscript by Christmas!"

"I will double my income in three months!"

"I will...I will...I will..."

I will have to eat my words if I don't get into action and create a plan. 

Have I visualized the outcome I desire? Have I walked backward through the steps it takes to reach where I want to go? Have I written out the vision? Am I really running (or am I just talking up myself and my goals)? Do I really know where I want to go? Do I WANT to know?

If I can't dream it, how will I do it? 

The probable, almost certain future is that I won't. 

This is why we visualize, to guide ourselves into our future and to create that future in the present. 

I am not saying your dreams are unachievable, in fact, quite the opposite; but are you giving consistent space toward seeing your dream and consistent action towards realizing your dream? If not, how else do you think it will come to pass?

If we can't dream it, how will we acheive it?