How to achieve your dreams is a conundrum that many people face. Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being the one who kicks the game-winning goal? Who hasn’t dreamed of being a superstar? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?
Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. And our aspirations easily collect dust in the attic of our mind. This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self-actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day, just barely existing.
But you know what? Life could be so much better, if only you learned to aim higher and learned how to achieve your dreams.
Your dreams are not impossible
The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible. Most people get hung up thinking I can’t do this. It’s too hard. It’s too impossible. No one can do this. However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment. Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Luckily, for the bumble bee no one has told it so. So, fly it does.
On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Unfulfilled dreams and tattered aspirations. If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you'll never be able to break past what you deem impossible. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you'll find yourself clinging onto the impossible dream.
Change impossible to ‘I can do it!’
Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life. Under one header, list down things ‘you know you can do’. Under another header, write the things ‘you might be able to do’. And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible for you to do’.
Now look at all the headers. Strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘you know you can do’. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header – the one that reads ‘you might be able to do.’
As the items you wrote under things you could do are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are ‘impossible for you to do’ to the list of things ‘you might be able to do.’
As you iterate through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. And the impossible begin to seem possible after all. That’s the answer to how to achieve your dreams.
Work hard towards your goals
You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It’s to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it’s unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic. Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned.
On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would laugh at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.
Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be hard work and discipline. But take note that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one.
Ask any gym rat and he or she will tell you that there can be no gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”? That is as true as it can be.
Use tools to keep you on track
So, dream on! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.
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To keep inspired, read books by those who have already paved the way and shown that it’s possible to achieve your dreams:
When it comes to goal-setting, Zig Ziglar is the king! I particularly like this book, especially if you ever find yourself confusing activity with accomplishment! You’ll drill down to exactly what you need to focus on, which will save you oodles of time in reaching your goals. Buy this book! Please click on the link below: Goals: How to Get the Most Out of Your Life – Zig Ziglar:
This excellent book presents the essential principles you need to know to make your dreams come true. Brian Tracy gives a simple, powerful, and effective system for setting and achieving goals a method that has been used by more than one million people to achieve extraordinary things. Buy this book! Click on the link below: Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible – Brian Tracy:
You’ve probably heard of this book – but have you read it? Get organised, be focussed – and eat that frog! Buy this book! Click on the link below: Eat That Frog!: Get More Of The Important Things Done Today – Brian Tracy:
If your subconscious could do with a boost to work towards abundance in your life, why not try affirmations: https://youtu.be/7xd1LQGo5RQ
And create a vision board to keep your mind on track. Click on the link to find out more: Create a Vision Board to Achieve Your Goals (ruthybaker.com)
So, now you know how to achieve your dreams – go make them a reality!
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