The Dreamers vs. The Doers

Christopher Williams once sang it best, “If I'm dreaming just let me sleep, don’t wake me up till my dream is complete.” The “don’t wake me till my dream is complete” is what has always jumped out at me. If you’re ever going to see your dream be complete, you must “wake-up.”


Let’s talk about the dreamers versus the doers.



We all talk about pursuing our dreams yet few actually put in the real work to make their dreams become a reality. Oftentimes, this requires stepping out of our comfort zone and moving into an unknown place.


Dreamers are people who only talk about their dreams but never move forward or they have no action attached to their dreams. Doers take action, they go after “it,” and continually work hard to see their dreams become reality.


Are you a dreamer or a doer?


Here’s the difference:

  • Dreamers, dream. Doers, do. Dreamers do just that--they dream and talk (and many talk a very good game), yet they put little-to-no action behind their words. Doers put in the work--they make things happen and take action. They go after what they want.

  • Dreamers put things off. Doers continue to move forward. Dreamers feel it’s never the right time. There’s always an excuse or a reason why they can’t move forward. Many allow things to distract them. Doers work through the obstacles. They make up their mind to go for it and that’s exactly what they do. They start preparing, do research, create a strategy, identify the problem and determine the solution.

  • Dreamers allow fear or obstacles to stop them. Doers don’t. Fear is absolutely a natural reaction in life. We all have it at one time or the other in life. Doers acknowledge the fear or trials and come up with a way to deal with it and continue to move forward.

  • Dreamers can only see what’s right in front of them. Doers see beyond today and can see what’s in the future. Dreamers see what’s within reach and what’s right in front of them, only within an arms-length. Doers recognize making their dream complete is not a sprint but a marathon and embrace the journey.

Try these five tips that’ll assist you in moving from dreamer to doer:

  1. Write down your dream, vision or idea.

  2. Set realistic expectations for yourself.

  3. Surround yourself with doers.

  4. Embrace the fact that your dream can be a reality.

  5. Ask for help.

Dreaming allows you to see what could be and doing allows you to experience the reality of your dream. The only way to make your dream a reality is taking action. Without action, dreamers will remain dreamers, you have to become a doer.


If you’re ready to wake up and move from dreamer to doer and don’t know where to start, schedule a consultation today. Let’s talk!


It’s time. You’ll never know what you can accomplish if you don’t try.


© 2020 Janice M. Haynes Consulting

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