If you have big dreams, you’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t chase them. This doesn’t mean achieve them as quickly as possible – unfortunately, achieving your dreams rarely works like that. It’s a journey, and you need to enjoy the journey as there are often things on your path that can help you to learn and grow as a person so that you’re even better prepared when you do finally get to where you want to be.
Here, we’re going to talk about what you need to know about chasing your dreams. Take a look and see what you can learn:
You can come up with a plan to your dreams by all means, but understand that there is no ‘perfect path’. Success is not linear, so you should expect may ups and downs before you finally get to where it is you want to go.
There are always going to be obstacles and things that crop up and seem to want to stop you from getting to where you want to be. You can’t let them put you off. Just think of where we’d be now if people like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg had given up at the first hurdle. There’s always a way.
You might want to have achieved what you’re longing for in 3 years, but it doesn’t always work like that. There may be setbacks, and you might have to spend some time learning new things so that you’re well equipped for the position you’d like to be in. For example, going to USC to work in library science might take a little time, but you’ll be equipped to work in a number of roles.
Why do you want what it is that you want? Do you dream of a certain lifestyle? Do you have an ideal picture of your retirement? Knowing your motivation is key, because it’ll keep you going when things get tough.
Procrastination often creeps in when we believe what we’re doing will take too long or be too hard. Make sure you stay aware so that you can limit procrastination.
Everybody has limiting beliefs to some degree. Becoming aware of yours can help you to change your mindset and put you even closer towards achieving your dreams. For example, maybe you have a long held belief that you won’t be able to get rich because you were born poor and didn’t grow up with much. Many of these beliefs are unconscious, so becoming introspective is key to figuring them out and changing them.
You might just fail the first time you try to get to where you’re going, but you still can’t give up. Richard Branson has had, and still has to this day many failed business ideas amongst the successful ones, but it’s only the successes that people tend to talk about! Don’t let failure put you off.