Ideas are dreams turned reality through execution…
More importantly an idea puts our minds on a journey. What’s that saying? “An idea without a plan is just a dream”. To be honest, I’ve not been a fan of this saying. To put it simply, that quote basically says that dreaming is a waste of time because you don’t plan to act on the idea. But not every dream requires a plan.
Some ideas simply need execution.
Some ideas simply need discussion.
Some ideas simply need action.
Some ideas simply need faith.
But ultimately success is built off execution.
Meredith and I spent many months before RV Life dreaming of what our future looked like together. These dream discussions gave us opportunities to share our passions, our desires, & our goals for life. It made for excited dinner talk on date nights!
The idea for our fulltime RV Life didn’t really develop a fully formed plan. In some ways, we skipped right over the plan and landed at the execution.
Here’s what I mean…
In 4 months time, we left the life we started in Nashville. We had the idea of living tiny and traveling in a RV for work, time, & togetherness then pursued it 4 months later. We didn’t spend much time researching trucks, RVs, campgrounds, technology needed, Internet, etc. We looked at the Cliffs Notes versions 😉.
We looked passed the present and saw what the future held for us.
Now, looking back I’ll argue that we likely should have spent more time making a plan, but because we decided to execute our idea so quickly, it has led us to a future that we once dreamed of. We’ve even discovered new ideas and dreams along the way we didn’t discuss in the beginning!
Dedication to your execution is more important than a plan to your idea.
Without it, every plan fails.
Without it, every dream fades.
Without it, every idea disappears.
Our original idea consisted of better work-life balance and more time together…but
Our execution brought us…
*More time together
*$181,000 in debt paid off
*A positive net worth from a negative
*Traveling & exploring across the USA