Are You Living Your Dream or Your Destiny?

I have been giving a lot of thought lately about the difference between living your dream and living your destiny. Many of us think they are one in the same, and they may be, but what if they are not?
What if your Dream is a method of living your Destiny, or if your Dream, gives you the tools to live your Destiny?
Like many of us in NLP I only see this concept when I am working with it in others, and somehow I am blind to it in myself. Sort of like research bias, you see what you wish to, or in this case I am blind to it as maybe I cannot see it, OR maybe my (your) subconscious knows we are not ready to handle it.
I have worked with many clients who dream of something and have done things toward it, but they seem to be constantly pulled in another direction and they enjoy that and can’t reconcile the dream with the destiny.
In the movie “Field of Dreams” the town doctor had dreamt of playing Pro baseball, and made it to the majors, but never got to bat. He decided to become a Doctor.
When The field of dreams was built, the now elderly doctor stepped onto the field of dreams and was at bat with the greatest players in history. At this pivotal moment when he was going to live his dream, a young girl was injured and needed a doctor to live, but if he stepped out of the dream he never could return.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
He saved the girls life. When asked he said he did not get to live his dream, but it allowed him to live his destiny.
Lets look deeper, the skills of making, if only for a moment, to the pro’s the skills needed. DRIVE, DISCIPLNE, DESIRE, &  FOCUS among others.
He also had the dream and could enjoy it without bitterness, and take joy watching other excel at it.
I have been blessed with a Dream and a Destiny. I love theater and acting and still enjoy it, but it seems my Destiny has lead me in another direction.
As a trainer I use theater skills in teaching and presentations, and of course in story telling. It also gave me a perspective of having something and though my own choices, losing it. I had to let it go in order to reclaim it, in a new form.
Now the NLP and Hypnosis gave me something to bring back into theater. The circle of life.
When I work with a client who is stuck in a circle of chasing a dream, we need to explore if maybe their destiny is somewhere else.
So what is your Dream and is it tied into your Destiny? Can one drive the other?
Lets explore this more next time…..
Gods Speed