|May 5, 2014 | By admin|
Everyone has dreams in life — get that promotion, run for office in the community, or finally pay that student loan or mortgage. But, situations get the best of you that you’re not able to reach your dreams. Responsibilities at home or the office, financial issues, or just the dreaded “P” word, procrastination, can kill your dreams and before you know it, your dreams become just that…dreams.
How do you make your dreams into a reality? Here are some tips that are easy to do:
Put your dreams into written words. Get a small notebook and list down all your dreams, from small dreams to outrageous ones. Sky’s the limit! No one is going to judge you. They’re your dreams, only you have the right to tell if it’s appropriate or too much for you. There’s a saying, “If you’re going to dream, dream big.” Who’s there to stop you?
James Clear advises using a strategy called the “2-Minute Rule” to stop procrastination on its track and helps in developing and maintaining a new habit. He writes, “Every goal can be started in 2 minutes or less,” so spare just 2 minutes in your busy schedule for your dream. Want to be the next J.K.Rowling? Spend 2 minutes a day writing sentences, and since you’ve developed your writing habit, you’ll be surprised you’ve completed your first book.
Once you’re comfortable in your new habit to help you reach your dreams, it can be tempting to pause and settle that it’s good enough. Appreciate your small achievements but don’t stop there. Keep on striving for bigger and better things because you can and you will get there. If there are setbacks, don’t be discouraged. Challenges are part of life and if you stop learn from them and then push forward.
Stop making excuses for not doing anything for your dreams. As the famous author Paolo Coehlo wrote in The Alchemist, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” If you paused for a day, you’ll surely continue to delay. The weekend off, a holiday, or a vacation should not be an excuse for you to postpone your dreams. Don’t say, “I’ll start ____ on Monday, or next month,” or everybody’s favorite during the Holiday season, “This is my New Year’s resolution, ____.” These excuses will just delay the fulfillment of your dreams.
Whatever you give to the Universe, the Universe gives the same in return. Surround yourself with positive people and be in places that oozes with positivity. If you want to be an entrepreneur, talk to business owners in your community and you will learn a thing or two to help you reach your dreams. Avoid people who will just interfere and discourage you from your dreams.
Are you ready to reach your dreams?