You could have a dream/goal; you could be scared to take steps in making them a reality. Below I have some tips that may help make that dream come true.
There is no such thing as perfect timing. If you are looking for the perfect time, it is now. You don’t have yesterday’s time or tomorrow’s time but you have now. Of course this theory is easier said than put into practice. One thing I can recommend is to give yourself a deadline. So you can say by 30th June I would have done XYZ. Deadlines are there for a reason, it helps motivate you to take some action. Imagine all those years in school, your school teacher asking you to do homework but not giving you a deadline. Would you have completed the homework? Doubt it. Give yourself a deadline and actively work towards it. This is how you can make sure you are moving forward and progressing.
Embrace change – If I told you that you will be in the exact same position as you are in now in 10 years’ time would you be happy? Most likely your answer would be no (well I hope so!). In order to progress in life we need to embrace change. Without change you will not progress. Of course we can encounter change when we least expect it (life is very unpredictable), but it is all about how you handle the change and the outcome of it. Outside your comfort zone is where all the magic happens. So go with the ride and take on any change that may come your way.
The only person stopping you is … you. You can come up with a million excuses as to why you shouldn’t chase your dreams; it is not the right time, no one will support you, it won’t work. But ultimately the person who is stopping you from achieving your dreams is you. Don’t be your own worst enemy but be your own best friend. Believe in your dreams. You are put on this Earth with a purpose. Believe in it and work towards it!
Ask. Just ask. You will need help on this journey. This could be someone to help you build your website, or just advice on how to handle a client. You may think you don’t need anyone to help you with what you want to achieve. But you would be surprised at who can help you. There is no such thing as a silly question. We can’t be an expert on every topic, so just ask!
Prepare for the bumpy ride
Chasing your dreams is not going to be easy. It is not a smooth journey. There will be times when you will doubt your decisions and why you chose this route. When this happens, see how far you have come and think of the reasons why you decided to do this. Anything worth having will not be easy and remember the bigger the risk, the bigger the rewards
It is never too late to chase your dreams. You still have the gift of today, so use the time you have to make your dream become a reality. Vera Wang didn’t start her designing until she was the age of 40. Ray Kroc bought McDonalds at the age of 52! So whether you are in your teens or in your 50s it is never too late. Also no dream is too big; if your dream doesn’t scare you then it is most likely not big enough. Go in wholeheartedly and have a good support system around you. Use today and don’t think that you should have started earlier. Past experiences may have been needed to help you grow to get to this point. The past is in the past, you have the gift of the future.
As you go on this journey your dreams may change along the way. Let’s say you do achieve your dreams/goals you will most likely have changed them aspiring for bigger and better things, the sky certainly isn’t your limit!
Enjoy the journey.
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