“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

In the first Harry Potter book, Harry discovers a mirror that displays his deepest desires. He ends up spending a good deal of time in front of it, staring, wishing, hoping, dreaming, until the Headmaster Dumbledore eases him away from it, saying:

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

We’re going into a new week. Sunday is fast approaching. As of this writing, you’ve had a full five days this week to work toward whatever it is you’ve been dreaming about. The question is, have you? Maybe you’re dreaming of a promotion. Maybe you’re dreaming of running a marathon. Maybe you’re dreaming of winning a race or doing a handstand or acing an exam or writing a book. Whatever it is you are dreaming of, you will only ever be like Potter, sitting wistfully in front of the mirror, watching your dreams, unless you do something about it. Unless you act to make those dreams a reality.

First thing’s first: write it down. Put a real pen to actual paper and make the dream tangible. Now it’s a goal. Now work toward it. Now.

Get moving.
Keep moving.

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