Dream to Reality. It Can Happen.

Jeff Bowes
3 min readMar 5, 2023

Having a dream is essential to human nature, giving us a purpose and direction to aim for. However, having a dream is not enough; it takes hard work and determination to make it a reality. In this blog, I will explore the importance of having a vision and what I have learned to make my dream a reality.

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Having a dream is the first step toward achieving your goals, and it gives you a sense of direction and purpose and motivates you to work towards something meaningful. Your dream can be big or small, but it should inspire you and align with your values and aspirations.

A dream can come in many forms. It could be a career goal (such as mine), a personal aspiration, or a desire to impact the world positively. Whatever your dream is, it should excite and motivate you to act.

Turning your dream into reality is where the hard work comes in, and it takes time, effort, and dedication. These are the steps I took to help me achieve my goals:

Setting clear and specific goals is the first step in realizing your dream. Your goals should be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Your goals should be clear, concise, measurable, attainable, relevant to your dream, and have a deadline.

For example, if your dream is to become a successful writer, your goals could be to write 1000 words daily, submit your work to five different publications, and complete your first novel in two years.

Once you have set your goals, the next step is to create a plan of action. This involves breaking down your goals into smaller, more manageable tasks and creating a timeline for when you want to achieve each one.

For example, if your goal is to write 1000 words daily, you could break this down into smaller tasks such as brainstorming ideas, outlining your work, and writing a specific number of words daily. Set a timeline for when you want to achieve each task, such as completing your outline within a week and writing 500 words a day for two weeks.

Once you have a plan of action, stay committed. This means working consistently towards your goals, even when it gets tricky. You will face challenges and setbacks along the way, trust me, I know, but staying focused and committed to your dream is essential.

Achieving your dream is more than a solo journey. It’s essential to seek support and guidance from others who have gone through similar experiences or have the expertise to help you. This could involve seeking advice from a mentor, joining a community of like-minded individuals, or working with a coach.

Finally, I learned that it’s crucial always to celebrate your successes along the way. Celebrating accomplishments can help you stay motivated and inspired to reach the end of the rainbow. This could involve celebrating small wins, such as completing a task on time, hitting a specific milestone, or celebrating more significant achievements, such as landing your first sale or achieving an important career goal.

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Having a dream is great, and working towards making it a reality can be fulfilling and rewarding. However, it takes hard work, dedication, and a willingness to overcome challenges and setbacks. Mental health is vital through this process; you must have the fortitude to push through many ups and downs. Even when people think or tell you you’re crazy. You make it happen by setting clear and specific goals, creating a plan of action, taking consistent action, seeking support and guidance, and celebrating your successes.

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Jeff Bowes

40 years of Hotel Consulting and Hotel Management experience. He is skilled in hands-on training, software implementation, and hotel management.