Dream Purpose & Plan

A night full of dreams can lead to a day filled with purpose. Find your purpose and fulfill your dreams. Either way you look at this having a dream and a purpose are two major pieces to the life puzzle.

Purpose is your calling. Your gift to society. Your responsibility to yourself and those around you. Find your purpose and you’ll find your life.

Steps in the Scottish Highlands

Dream is that elusive thought that brings an ultimate meaning to your life. That far off distant goal that you don’t have the slightest clue how to reach. It’s the end of the rainbow that some how never appears or is in reach. Don’t lose your dream, build a plan to make it a reality.

Your purpose is the path to your dream. How you get there is the challenge. If this path is paved before you with strict walls, and few obstacles, the chances are you’re living someone elses dream. I challenge  you to create your own. Those in your life will have an impact (positive or negative), but this is your life. A new path will not always be clear, and as you travel down it the dream may change, your purpose may shift. Once you’ve found both of them once, you’ll know the power of finding, defining, and refining them again. It’s the practice of life. Wrestling with the emotions that go along with it is all part of the process.

Les Gorges du Pont du DiableBe deligent with your dreams and purpose, and be flexible with the plan. If you stick with your calling and keep your dreams on the horizon, all that will stand between you and those are the plan. I cannot create your plan for you. I can support you and help you develop a plan. Coach you in sticking to your plan, assist you in modifying your plan should the need arise.

It all starts with you taking action. Don’t wait any longer. Lets get started!

This entire post is a reminder to myself and an invitation to you. If you have gone on or on a similar journey and you want to share your process, I’d love to hear from  you. Please comment, share, invite others to participate.




Published by: Coach DanielH

Daniel Heller is a strength and conditioning coach, working in the field since 2007 where he began as an intern at Hope’s Gym in Monroe, Washington. In 2009, a month after graduating from Bastyr University, Daniel became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Since then, he has served as a strength and conditioning coach in the private sector, helping athletes from youth through college level in ice hockey, figure skating, mountain biking, football, and motocross. He works closely with each athlete’s physical therapists and doctors to ensure safety and performance improvement. In 2013, Daniel received the designation of Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the NSCA. On the side Daniel was the exercise physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology consultant for the Advanced Products Development Team at Oakley Inc. He is the Cofounder and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Seattle Institute of Athletic Performance providing Functional Movement Screens, corrective exercises, athletic performance programs, as well as educating athletes and parents on the importance of Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and practice of heads up sports. Daniel’s passion for strength and conditioning stems from his days as a competitive ice hockey player and mountain biker, aside from the many recreational sports he participates in. He is the true strength & conditioning coach for competitive youths aiming for long careers as athletes but also the weekend warriors that train during the week to stay safe on the weekends. In 2015, Daniel took a year break from coaching in Seattle, Washington to pursue his dream of acquiring a masters degree. He returned to Seattle in September 2016 with a Masters of Science in Strength & Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh after living in Edinburgh, Scotland for a year. By immersing himself in the cycling community of Scotland, he was inspired to focus his dissertation on competitive cyclists from varying disciplines where he researched a potential method of improving stationary sprint start performance. He is excited to return to coaching mountain biking combining his childhood passion with his academic and applied expertise.

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