Stop Dreaming, Start Doing

Excessive fantasizing gets you nowhere. Put your daydreams into action. Plus: envisioning the future you, focusing on your own path, and inspiration for people who hate positive thinking.


Most of us wish we could improve certain things about ourselves. Lasting change is difficult though—many of our habits are deeply ingrained, and certain core personality attributes may be immutable.


Everyone procrastinates sometimes, but 20 percent of people chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions—which, unfortunately, are increasingly available. Procrastination in large part reflects our perennial struggle with self-control as well as our inability to accurately predict how we'll feel tomorrow, or the next day.