Your Dream is Just Part of Your Vision
- Dreams vs. Wishes vs. Vision
- Hotel Photo Shoot for Drury Plaza Hotel Disney Springs Resort: Living the Dream, Pursuing the Vision
- The Challenge of Pursuing a Vision Amidst Living a Dream
- The Bottom Line – Nurturing the Unfolding Tapestry of Wishes, Dreams, and Visions
- Drury Approved Hotel Photography for Drury Plaza Hotel – Disney Springs Resort
If you had told us that we would one day photograph hotels at Disney, we would have thought that was a dream come true.
And it is.
But what if your dream is simply one part of a bigger vision? The enchanted kingdom is a great place to talk about dreams, wishes and visions.
Let us delve into this topic, using our hotel photo shoot at the Drury Plaza Hotel Disney Springs Resort as an example of a dream realized within the context of a larger vision.
Disneyworld – the Magic Kingdom – is the place where fantasies come true. At least that’s what they tell you. And our photo shoot at the Drury Plaza Hotel – Disney Springs Resort really was the stuff of dreams.
Dreams vs. Wishes vs. Vision
These terms, though often used interchangeably, hold distinct meanings that shape our perspective and aspirations. Society often conditions us to believe that reaching a modicum of success should be “enough”, urging us to be grateful for what we have in comparison to those less fortunate. However, it is essential to question this perspective and explore the difference between wishes, dreams, and visions, while recognizing the challenge of pursuing a vision when you are already living a dream.
The challenge of pursuing a vision when living a dream
Wishes are fleeting desires or aspirations that often emerge from a place of longing or discontent. They represent our yearning for something different or better, but they lack a clear plan or direction. Dreams, on the other hand, are more concrete and tangible but still based on some fantasy of what we wish could be. They possess a sense of passion and possibility, serving as the initial fuel that propels us towards a particular goal or ambition.
Dreams ignite our imagination and motivate us to take action.
Visions, however, transcend dreams by encompassing a comprehensive and holistic perspective. They represent a long-term, overarching framework for the life we envision, incorporating our deepest values, purpose, and aspirations. Visions provide a sense of direction, guiding our choices and actions towards fulfilling our true potential.
Our Vision is based on three simple questions –
- What Is? By honestly assessing WHAT IS present and true in this moment, we are able to build from a place of authenticity, pragmatism and potential.
- What If? By not just dreaming but actually exploring what it is we desire, we ignite the passion and motivation to take action.
- What Now? Combining our honest assessment of our skills, circumstances and desires, we can move closer to our ultimate goals one step at a time.
Hotel Photo Shoot for Drury Plaza Hotel Disney Springs Resort: Living the Dream, Pursuing the Vision
Our experience with two hotel photo shoots at the enchanting Drury Plaza Hotel Disney Springs Resort serves as a testament to the realization of a dream. When we first met, we yearned to travel the country, capturing mesmerizing images through our lenses.
What began as a dream eventually manifested into a fulfilling business, enabling us to witness extraordinary places and create visual content for 1000+ hotels, 2500+ vacation rentals and Air BnB’s, 3,500+ real estate listings and hundreds of businesses.
However, as our journey progressed, we realized that our true passion extended beyond photography. We yearned to stay rooted, building a life that aligned with our evolving vision. It became apparent that living a dream, while fulfilling, did not encompass the entirety of our aspirations. Our desire shifted towards sharing our experiences and wisdom, creating a lasting impact through the power of writing.
The Challenge of Pursuing a Vision Amidst Living a Dream
For as long as I can remember, it has been my dream to write and speak about Get to No University – the framework I created to navigate my way through the world.
The challenge arises when we find ourselves already living a dream life.
It can be difficult to shift gears and pursue a larger vision when we are told to be content with our current achievements. Society often emphasizes gratitude for reaching a certain level of success, making it seemingly counterintuitive to yearn for more. However, it is essential to honor the authentic desires within us, even when they diverge from societal expectations.
Embracing the Journey: Finding Harmony Between Dreams and Visions
While living a dream, we must acknowledge the existence of a broader vision. It is about striking a harmonious balance between appreciating our current accomplishments and daring to dream bigger. It is not ingratitude but a pursuit of growth and purpose. By recognizing that dreams and visions can coexist, we can embrace the evolving nature of our aspirations and adapt our paths accordingly.
The Bottom Line – Nurturing the Unfolding Tapestry of Wishes, Dreams, and Visions
Wishes, dreams, and visions intertwine to create a tapestry of personal growth and fulfillment. While wishes and dreams ignite our passions and prompt action, visions provide the overarching direction that gives our pursuits deeper meaning. As we reflect on our hotel photo shoot at the Drury Plaza Hotel Disney Springs Resort, we recognize the importance of embracing the full spectrum of our aspirations.