'Without Doing, Dreaming Is Useless'

What's the point of a dream if you never chase it? Designer and illustrator Rilla Alexander reminds us that we're wasting our time when we fantasise about what we could accomplish without ever trying.

In her talk at the 99 Conference (video available above), Rilla discussed how we often shy away from our dreams because they seem too daunting to accomplish. She details how we can easily execute the ideas we have by breaking it down into steps and ignoring our self-doubt.

While fear often follows the idea of chasing after what we want most, there's no point in wanting it when you have no plan to get it.

Rilla Alexander: Without the Doing, Dreaming Is Useless [99u]


    Wow. I wish someone had shown me this 6 months ago! I spend a lot of time dreaming about my ideas, particularly one that I'm trying to work on at the moment, but I spend even more time procrastinating. The only good that's come out of it is that the idea has developed in to something I never would have imagined 6 months ago.

    Oh My God, this is TOTALLY me. Today is the day I make MY idea happen!!!! Thank you so much for posting this.

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