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  • Writer's pictureJim Hostler

Dreams, Goals, Vision... Life with Purpose

In the intricate tapestry of our life, aspirations and ambitions play a pivotal role. As we navigate through the labyrinth of life, we often encounter three essential elements that shape our journey: dreams, goals, and a life vision. While dreams and goals might seem synonymous, and more popular, a life vision harnesses your creative power to manifest a life of your dreams. Let's take a look at the distinctions of these three domains.

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Dreams are the ethereal whispers of our heart, your heart wisdom speaking to you. You wouldn't have the dream unless you were capable of achieving it. They are also the uncharted territories of our imagination. They are the raw materials from which our desires are woven, and they have the power to ignite our inspiration and creativity. Dreams are boundless, existing beyond the constraints of time and space. They are the catalysts that propel us to break free from the ordinary and reach for our wildest dreams.


Goals, on the other hand, are the tangible manifestations of our dreams. They serve as our compass, guiding us towards specific destinations. Goals provide structure and direction, transforming abstract dreams and desires into actionable steps. They help us define our aspirations, set deadlines, and measure progress. Goals turn our dreams into a roadmap, highlighting the path we need to tread to materialize our desires. But something is amiss with goal setting According to Reliable Plant, only 20% of people set goals for themselves, which means that 80% of people don't set goals. What's even more unfortunate is that out of the 20% of people who do set goals, only about 30% of people will succeed. This means only 6 out of 100 people set and fulfill their goals. Ouch.

Life Vision

While dreams and goals are integral, a life vision is fundamental, strategic, and transformative. It is a panoramic view, a comprehensive plan, of our desired future—a vivid tapestry woven from dreams and anchored by well-defined goals. Being strategic, it encompasses every facet of our existence: personal, professional, emotional, and spiritual. A life vision goes beyond short-term objectives, aligning our actions with our core values and purpose. It is a holistic approach that ensures our pursuits are not isolated fragments, but pieces of a cohesive mosaic.

Imagine a ship navigating the vast ocean without a destination. Dreams and goals without a life vision can lead to a similar sense of aimlessness and lack of fulfillment. A life vision offers strategic precision, ensuring that every dream and goal contributes to a larger purpose. Here's how a life vision enhances and empowers every facet of your life:

1. Alignment with Your True Self: A life vision is an inward journey to create, design, and live a life of your dreams. A life of authenticity, integrity, purpose, and fulfillment. It is born out of your heart wisdom and aligned with your virtues.

2. Clarity and Focus: A life vision clarifies your aspirations, helping you distinguish between fleeting desires, reacting to your outer world, and lasting passions. This clarity focuses your efforts on what truly matters, eliminating distractions and energy drains. Feel how much more powerful you are when you act authentically with direction, velocity, focus, and clarity!

3. Alignment with Values: A life vision ensures that your pursuits are in harmony with your core values and virtues. It guards against pursuing goals that might bring success on paper but leave you unfulfilled.

4. Effective Decision-making: When faced with choices, a life vision becomes your guiding star. It helps you make decisions that align with your long-term objectives rather than succumbing to short-term gains.

5. Resilience and Perseverance: Challenges are inevitable, but a life vision provides the resilience needed to weather storms. It instills a sense of purpose that fuels your determination to overcome obstacles. Being in alignment, energetically, with your desired outcomes will all but guarantee your success.

6. Holistic Success: A life vision promotes balance by addressing various aspects of your life, preventing overemphasis on one area at the expense of others. It allows you to cultivate a well-rounded and fulfilling existence.

In conclusion, dreams, goals, and a life vision are interconnected threads that, when woven together, strategically create a tapestry of purpose and fulfillment. Dreams provide the spark, goals offer the roadmap, and a life vision provides the compass to navigate your unique journey. Embracing a life vision empowers you to lead a purpose-driven life, making every step intentional and meaningful. It's time to envision your future, set your goals, and chart a course that aligns with your deepest aspirations—a path that leads to not only success but also a life well-lived.

Interested in knowing more about creating your Life Vision?

I am offering an introductory complimentary class launching this month. I will also have more classes and discounts coming with this introduction class. If you want to be one of the first to have access to the complimentary O.M. Life Vision class, please send me an email at with "ENROLL" in the subject line and I will notify you as soon as the class is available!



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