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Dreams Motivate Life!


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

“What the new year brings to you will depend on what you bring to the new year.” Vern McLellan

You dream of a clean house or office this year. And why shouldn’t you? Studies show that a cleaner house and office help to reduce stress, increase productivity, and overall keep you and your guests happier and healthier.

What better time to dream new dreams than the beginning of the brand-new year? So, you say you have dreams, but you can’t seem to make them come true. How can you manifest your dreams? The first thing you need to do is understand the difference between wishes, dreams, and goals. Too often people confuse the purpose of these simple terms.

A person can have thousands of wishes, but very few of them come true. They are often fleeting thoughts like the wishes you make when you blow out the candles on your birthday cake or rubbing a genie’s lamp. Frivolous and without much thought, as you know, they are only wishes with no action or deadline.

So how do you turn a wish into a dream? You need to visualize the desire. Whereas wishes make life colorful, dreams motivate life. Dreams give a person the ability to stand up and move forward in life. Without dreams, a person’s life has little meaning or flavor. A dream is a mind thing. A wish is a heart thing. Everyone has dreams, but without the ability to see, plan and actualize the required steps to get to the dream, life just flies by, and those dreams remain only fantasies. In other words, without goals and action, your dreams may just stay wishes, hopes, and thoughts without a chance of becoming a reality. Simply put, hoping to win the lottery is a wish, but a dream is at least putting forth the effort to buy a ticket.

A goal is a target that a person sets. It is achievable. Like a dream, a goal without a plan is just a wish. In order to manifest your dreams then, you need to visualize what has started as a wish. Visualize to the point you can see it. Smell it! Touch it if possible. Put pictures of it up where you can look at them often. Then make a plan. Take the steps that you need to in order to move yourself toward the goal. In order to achieve the goal, you have to set your eyes on it just as an animal before catching its prey fixes its eyes on the prey. You must not forget the principles of your life while you set to achieve your goals. This benefits no one and moves you in the wrong direction. Goals are the path that you take to make your dreams a reality.

Take a few minutes to think about your dreams and take time to jot them down. Once you know where you are going, now it is time to create new habits. If your list includes having a spotlessy clean house or office, you must create new habits, such as picking up the dirty sock before it turns into a pile of dirty laundry. Remember ACS – Affordable Cleaning Services is here to help. Our trained staff can assess power plate workout your needs and put together a plan to accomplish your goals. Maybe you are planning a house or office remodeling. ACS is skilled in post-construction cleaning. ACS is locally owned. They are members of the Iowa City Area Business Partnership and two-time winner of the City’s Best Award.

“Our goal is to ease our clients’ minds and free up their time by providing cleaning services that allow them to pursue those things most important to them.”

Whatever your dreams are, turn them into goals by planning the steps to achieve them. Stay organized and focused. Remember, the tortoise beat the hare. Rely on community. Friends, family, coaches, teachers, or mentors can encourage you when you need a boost. Devote five minutes a day to focusing on your dreams. Call ACS to help with the process (319.471.3880). Miracles will happen! You are the creator of your new year. Make it the best!