Rule of Happiness #12 – Pursue a Dream – July 24 Inspiration

Do you focus solely on the present, or do you have dreams for the future? Do you live each day with purpose, working on completing an objective or goal toward eventual fulfillment of your dreams?




We are up to #12 of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness.

Here are #1 – #11 in case you have missed any:

Rule #1: Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Rule #2: Be Grateful

Rule #3: Say Yes More

Rule # 4: Follow Your Bliss

Rule #5: Learn to Let Go

Rule #6: Do Random Acts of Kindness

Rule #7: Enjoy Happiness NOW

Rule #8: Invest in Experiences NOT Hoarding Possessions

Rule #9: Appreciate BOTH Sides of the Coin

Rule #10: Be More Social

Rule #11: Love More


Here is today’s rule of happiness…

Rule #12 – Pursue a Dream

Dreams are critical. They light up life.

Without them, we become bored, and tired, and apathetic.

So, take this opportunity to really clarify your dreams.

Take a pen and paper and spend an hour figuring out what you really dream about.

But whatever you do, make sure you have a dream. They’re incredibly important.

Dreams are the spark plugs of the spirit. Make sure yours are ready for action.” –Karl Moore

A person starts dying

when they stop dreaming.”

– Brian Williams


My reflections:

I know I’ve got goals and dreams for the future, but I do need to clarify them and write them down as a visible reminder to keep in front of me. I also need to be more proactive about taking steps toward fulfillment of those dreams. I especially like this statement: “Dreams are the spark plugs of the spirit.


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you have dreams for the future?

Does any part of this rule of happiness especially speak to you?



My bliss – quiltmaking!

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Right now, my dreams are to make a series of paintings of the Niagara River at different places and at different times of the day and to write a memoir. I’m giving myself two years to make it happen.

  2. I’m lovin’ this series. Great point about writing down your dreams. And love the quote: “Dreams are the spark plugs of the spirit.”

  3. So important to pursue a dream. My dream is to inspire 1000s of women all over the world to stand and feel powerful so that they can do whatever they want to do.

  4. I really need to concentrate more on my dreams. Lately, I seem to live more in the present – taking one day at a time – sometimes even one hour at a time. I agree that without dreams we become bored, tired and apathetic. Time for me to get new spark plugs!

  5. I have these 12 rules present every single morning (: Just be happy and make my dreams come true.
    Thanks for the share


  6. I like to focus on the present and experience each moment for all it is worth. There is no time to waste in brooding about the past or worrying about the future.

  7. I’ve been dreaming of building my own company and I will pursue it! This is very inspiring.

  8. I love those 2 quotes and agree with them! “dreams are the spark plug of our spirits and “A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.”

  9. Clearly by the title of my blog, it appears I am a dreamer. Dreaming of my vacation to Paris. But I really try to live in the present moment.

  10. I have dreams and I live in the moment…you have to balance by dedicating time to you future as well as live in the moment…

  11. I do have dreams for the future. However I think my dreams have changed over the years.

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