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Hoping, Wishing, Dreaming, and Doing

Apr 22, 2024


What do you hope for?

What do you wish for?

What do you dream about?

What are you planning to do about all the hoping, wishing, and dreaming?  Does it include doing?

I just don't want you to get stuck in the first three without actually making some plans.  Easier said than done, I know.  But if it's too easy, it may not be worth doing, right?  

In this blog post, I want to delineate between these different concepts so you can reflect and decide where you are and where you want to be - and also to make some specific plans and take action.  

The difference between hoping, wishing, and dreaming lies primarily in their connotations and implications.


Hope typically involves a sense of optimism and expectation for a positive outcome in the future. When you hope for something, you have a belief or desire that things will turn out well or that certain goals will be achieved. Hope often implies a degree of confidence or faith in the possibility of your desires being fulfilled. It can also involve taking action or working towards realizing your hopes.  Also, without hope, we can find ourselves thinking that we're stuck, when in reality, positive change can occur.  


Wishing, on the other hand, is more passive and often involves a desire for something to happen without necessarily expecting it to come true. A wish can be more whimsical or fanciful, involving things that may be improbable or beyond your control. While hope implies a certain level of optimism and anticipation, wishing can sometimes carry a sense of longing or yearning for something that may not be easily attainable. 


Dreaming, beyond its association with sleep, can refer to several related concepts:

Imagining or Fantasizing: Dreaming can involve the process of imagining or fantasizing about scenarios, events, or possibilities that are not necessarily rooted in reality. This type of dreaming often occurs while awake and can be a creative or imaginative exercise where individuals explore different ideas, aspirations, or scenarios.

Goal Setting and Aspiration: Dreaming can also refer to the process of setting goals or aspirations for the future. In this sense, dreaming involves envisioning a desired outcome or state of being and working towards its realization. Dreaming in this context is often linked to ambition, motivation, and the pursuit of personal or professional fulfillment.

Spiritual or Metaphysical Experience: Some people use the term "dreaming" to describe spiritual or metaphysical experiences where they feel connected to higher realms of consciousness or receive insights, guidance, or messages from sources beyond the physical world. Dreaming in this context may involve practices such as meditation, visualization, or prayer.

Daydreaming: Daydreaming refers to the spontaneous and often involuntary process of letting the mind wander and fantasize while awake. It can involve mentally escaping from the present moment and exploring imaginative scenarios or narratives. Daydreaming can serve as a form of mental relaxation, creative exploration, or emotional processing.

Overall, dreaming encompasses a range of mental processes and experiences beyond the simple act of sleeping and having dreams. It involves imagination, aspiration, creativity, and spiritual exploration, all of which contribute to the richness and depth of human consciousness.


Doing involves taking action, making choices, and actively engaging in behaviors or activities to achieve desired outcomes. It's about putting plans into motion, exerting effort, and working towards goals or objectives. Doing requires effort, perseverance, and often entails overcoming obstacles or challenges along the way. It's the tangible manifestation of intention and the bridge between imagination and reality.

So where are you in the second half of life?  Are you hoping, wishing, dreaming, or doing?  Or maybe a combination of two or three?  

If you want to achieve something more than what you have now, it's time to move.  Let me help you.  I can help you overcome the obstacles holding you back.  Those obstacles may look like fear, lack of money, belief, time, motivation, energy, skill, knowledge, or other people.  In most cases, you can move through or around the obstacles.  You just might not have thought about it much or tackled that.

It's good to hope, wish, and dream.  The mind is what gets us started in creating what we want.  The task is to create the environment for all that to happen.  

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