We all have dreams; we dream of living classic lifestyle, living in luxurious, driving fancy cars, throwing classy banquets and many more fantastic things. We all generally dream of being insanely successful and recognized in what we do.
However, only a few achieve these dreams. This is simply because only a few people take note of necessities. Only a few people take the right approach and follow the right procedures in chasing their dreams. And most importantly, only a few people actually summon the courage to step out of their comfort zone to turn their dreams to reality.
Hence, below is a list of simple guaranteed tips to take note of while striving to turn your dreams to reality.
1. Believe in Your Deams
Believe you can and you are you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
Believing in your dreams, even when it’s labelled unachievable by others, is the first habit to exercise in order to achieve such dreams.
Believing in a dream will enable you understand that the only wall between you and your dream is time, hard work and your will to succeed. It’ll also enable you stand still when the wind of trials, difficulties, and failure blow in.
Therefore, your belief in a dream will not only help you get started in chasing such dreams, it’ll also help you remain steadfast in your journey.
2. Love what Your Dream Entails
Chasing dreams for the wrong reasons often makes achieving such dreams more tasking than usual. For instance, chasing dreams because of peer influence, family pressure, financial needs or other similar reasons will eventually cause constant grumbles, thereby hindering you from releasing your full potential at work.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life. – Confucius
Wherever you dream leads you, whether an employee or a boss, you will certainly find yourself continuously releasing your full potential and striving hard to improve the company if, and only if you love your dream.
3. Avoid Negative Mindset
What if it doesn’t work out as I planned? What if everything falls apart at some point in time? What if no one invests in me? etc. These are all dream-killer worries that will weaken your drive, get you wondering if you are really following the right path, and in turn, get you off track.
Note, It is important to take a closer, clearer look at the dreams and goals you are about to pursue and also question the current situation of things. However, doing this on a regular basis will get you wondering too much about the future and in turn bring about fear and negative thoughts thereby making it difficult for you to carry on.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. – Willie Nelson
Learn to exhibit a positive mindset as it will will help you stay focused and make you see every trial and failure as an opportunity for greater success.
4. Desist from Excuses
In your journey to success, there surely will be instances when you will feel the urge to use petty excuses to cover up for your failures.
Excuses like — I never had a wealthy background, my country’s economy is really bad, no one helped me, etc.
Surprisingly, such excuses will psychologically retard your drive, make you comfortable with failure, and accumulate more reasons to accept failure as the last resort.
To avoid this, do these-
- Review stories of successful individuals who once passed through similar hardships but eventually triumphed.
- Avoid getting too attached to the worries of the future because it will only make you forget the success you achieved so far and fill you with what-ifs.
- Always bear in mind that failure is a necessity to prepare you for the greater success ahead.
5. Be Prepared for Oppositions
It’s important you note that everyone can not and will never side with you. Naturally, some individuals tend to see impossibilities rather than possibilities.
Hold on to your ideas, you are unique and so is your dream. You can never expect everyone to comprehend your unique dreams like you do.
Note, considering basic facts before chasing your dream is important. However, changing your mind because of a naysayer’s perspective is totally absurd.
6. Split your Dreams
Learn to split up your dreams into more convenient and readily achievable goals.
One step at a time, achieve these smaller goals with the big dream in mind, and you will be amazed how soon you achieve the dream you never thought achievable.
Build a strong foundation and gradually follow up your strategy one step at a time.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. -Henry Ford
7. Take Action
Thinking, brainstorming, and meditation are all good, sure they are.
However, none of the aforementioned will turn your dreams to reality without action.
Dreams are illusions created in the mind. Regardless how amazing your dreams are, it becomes a totally futile and unnecessary activity if it can not be turned to reality.
Take action, take the first step. Everything else will fall in place just in time. You may not succeed, but you can always try. By the way, you can never succeed without trying.
8. Stay Focused
Focus will easily help you ignore trials and the current situation of things; a focused mind is hardly distracted. Avoid drifting away and being intimidated by people’s dreams, everyone is solely responsible for their own life.
Stay focused while chasing your dream; you are unique and so is your dream. We were all born differently with different paths. However, we all have one thing in common, “greatness.”
Learn to stand strongly in what you believe and never compare your life or goals with people’s.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller
9. Be Patient and Persistent
No one ever knows their period of breakthrough. Patience and persistence is what’ll keep you going even with zero certainty of the future. Being patient whilst striving relentlessly is all that can be done to guarantee success.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence;
Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge
Avoid being overwhelmed and discouraged by the current turnout of things. Whenever you get tired in your journey to success and dream achieving, learn to REST not QUIT.
10. Work hard
In the end, it all points down to you; achieving your dreams and succeeding depends on your will and effort. Nothing good comes easy and nothing easy is worth struggling to behold.
If you really have a big dream you wish to achieve, if you really want to succeed, if you really want your name to be heard across the globe, you definitely will give it all it takes.
Scream until your voice is heard. Work until your hard work pays off. Just then, you’ll realize the struggle was all worth it. When the struggle gets tougher and you think of letting go, flash back and recall how far you’ve come, remember why you started and realize where you are returning to the moment you give up. Never expect life to always give you what you want; you have to go out and earn it! Yearn success like oxygen and nothing can stop you.
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. – Ashley Smith
Apply this simple tips in your dream chase and everyday life and you’ll be amazed how soon the difficult tasks become a walk-over, and how the dreams labelled unachievable will become a dream come true. Goodluck!
Joseph Chukwube is an experienced writer, flexible internet marketer, and smart business analyst. He is also the Founder and CEO of Dream Chase Achieve, a rapidly growing lifestyle and self-improvement blog.