I mentioned the importance of thinking in ideal terms when putting together a picture of an ideal work situation. In the beginning, it was important for me to be a bit of a dreamer because it kept me focused on what it is that makes me excited and driven and gave me a goal to strive for. It was also vital in keeping me inspired and motivated to find an awesome job.
There also comes a time when it is important to inject a sense of reality into the equation. The reality factor is equally important because it helped me parse out values that I absolutely needed to fulfill and those that may not be as important. This is life we’re talking about here: nothing is absolutely perfect. Most importantly, thinking rationally and realistically helps me focus on HOW to get to where I want to be.