This week’s post is a follow-up to the last week’s one. I’m sure you have many dreams you would like to accomplish this year. Do some of them seem crazy to others? If so, good. We should all be dreaming as big as we possibly can, and at the same time protect these dreams. You should never give a permission to anyone to make fun of them. If they think your dreams are too big or impossible, they are basically saying they are out of their reach, but this doesn’t have to be true for you. Believe in yourself, believe in your dreams and protect them from ridicule.
So, you have dreams, some bigger, some smaller, but there are all yours and all very important. Now, it’s time to start bringing them into reality. When it comes to fulfilling your dreams, I find that focusing on one dream at the time, often gives you the best results. This process is not messy and on top of that, you’ll have clarity in your mind and a peace in your soul.
Many of us want to do so many things and we often want them all at the same time. There is nothing wrong with that, but when it comes to our dreams, we also need to be strategic.
I learned this the hard way, because ever since I can remember I always dreamed big and the list of my dreams has always been long. In the past, I would try to do so many things at the same time and often didn’t know what to focus on first. Back then, the whole process looked extremely messy and on top of that, I felt very uneasy, burnt out and I wasn’t heading anywhere. Learning to prioritise and work towards one dream at the time, however, made a huge difference in my life and I finally started seeing the results I was hoping for.
Here is what I did and can help you too:
I took a piece of paper and wrote down all the things I’d like to accomplish in a year time. Then, I narrowed it down to what I’d like to accomplish in the first six months of that year. From there, I chose one thing which is most important to me right now, and I’m going to commit to. This way I gained clarity.
Once I have the dream I’m going to focus on, I make sure I take at least couple of steps towards it every single day. The steps don’t have to be too big, but I do make sure I do something daily (it can be as small as reading a couple of pages of the book of the subject you want to master e.g.). If things get difficult, I remind myself why I have chosen this dream in the first place. I visualise how I’m going to feel once it’s accomplished, I take a deep breath and carry on.
Of course, sometimes we feel tired, demotivated, even exhausted or get sick. It’s good to take some time out too and re-focus our attention to something else for a little while. It is also equally important to look after ourselves every single day, eat healthy food, exercise our bodies and be generally good to ourselves. Find a balance that works for you.
I hope my little strategy will inspire you. Take what resonates with you and leave the rest out. I know your dreams are important to you and you can absolutely bring them into a reality. Keep going, never give up and most importantly, believe in yourself.