There is power in having a vision to work towards. When we commit ourselves to a vision of a future that excites us, we are no longer shackled to limitations of the past and are free to expand into our full potential. A strong vision is an elixir for any manifestation.
The thing is, in order to culminate a vision for the future, we must first put aside our practicality long enough to dream. This sounds easy, except many of us have been molded and scolded into putting away our dreamy tendencies in favor of a pragmatic approach that fits more seamlessly into society.
We live in a society that favors output and efficiency over intention and curiosity, where people are taught to focus on the what without stopping to question the why. Consequently, many of us have been trained to see dreaming as a waste of time. Staring out the window to ponder an idea is viewed as a threat to a day's productivity.
This premise forgets to acknowledge that the future is created by dreamers. Without those who dared to imagine a future different from the now they existed in, we wouldn't have the lightbulb, motorized vehicles, airplanes, or any of the things that make it easier to be a human today than it was in the past.
The same is true for our own lives. We are the creators of our life experiences, we can sculpt our story in whatever way we fancy. If we wish to create a compelling vision for our lives, then, we must do away with what we've been taught and allow ourselves to get carried away for a time by our dreams. After all, it is in dreams that we plant the seeds of our future.