Dreams and visions are two very different concepts. Dreams are what happen when you wish you go somewhere. Many people may say phrases such as “My dream is to travel” it doesn’t necessarily make it valid because dreams often carry no validation unless you make moves. A vision, however, is what we place importance on because it is exactly how we see the future for ourselves. When visions are taken seriously, it means that an individual wants to go somewhere. The difference, for example, is wishing vs. wanting. At Chicago VIsion, we consider ourselves visionaries. We are a group of individuals that believe in acting on the visions we see for ourselves. Rather than wishing for something to happen, we basically envision and make it happen,” says Matthew Goodchild, managing director of Chicago Vision.
A vision to us is something that more intentional and has an enduring quality. A quality that when it is taken seriously, individuals with strive are the ones that truly understand how to make it out there in the hustle and bustle. “Most individuals will assume and think that dreams and visions are the same things. This is incorrect. When we sleep, we have dreams — but it doesn’t necessarily make them true. But when we vision, our visions show a glimpse in the future for ourselves. It’s a more assertive factor, whereas dreams are passive. To us, dreaming isn’t something that we want. It’s nice to dream and wish for things. However, we want to be able to grab the stars not just imagine to achieve them.
When you envision yourself to reaching the highest, your drive, work ethic, hard work will help you achieve that stance. To complete your vision, you must take the first step by being courageous and actually pushing forward towards your goals. “Tie your goals in with your vision and putting it together will help you focus in on what you want to achieve. Chicago Vision truly believes that individuals who say and do are more likely to grasp their goals than the ones that imagine and waste time. Rather than just dreaming about doing something, envision it and do it. Waste no time trying to grab the stars you see for yourself,” says Matthew Goodchild of Chicago Vision.