I love this quote by T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). It calls to mind the difference between wishing and setting goals / taking action that is especially applicable to small business owners as they get started or try to grow.
It’s easy and can be dangerously satisfying to daydream about building a successful business and then puttering around a bit as if that’s the way to reach your desired goals. But, the reality is that it simply takes some well thought out “dreaming with open eyes” and actions designed to make those dreams reality to be a success.
I found this great graphic on http://zenpencils.com/ along with dozens of other graphics based upon great quotes or inspirational sayings/writings. The artist, Gavin Aung, graciously allowed me to share this with you. Please visit his site, you’ll likely get stuck browsing through all of his fantastic illustrations!