This is one of the most common statements today. We all are encouraged to dream to be successful.
Needless to say, the kind of dreaming we are expected to do here is one that happens in our waking life. It is the kind of dreaming where we set for ourselves goals to achieve in our lifetime.
But these are not just any goals. We are expected to think big, to aim for something challenging. We do live in a highly competitive world, after all. The bigger our dreams and efforts, the higher our chances of creating the life we truly desire. Planning for mediocrity won’t take us far.
We all want a comfortable life, but the question is, do we dream big and leave it as a dream, or we go ahead and act to achieve those dreams?
Dreaming Both Bigger and Smarter
What if we challenge ourselves to dream smarter?
We get that it’s hard to imagine more than the essentials when you’re trying to survive.
Working to be financially stable is already a big challenge for most people due to the worldwide economic meltdown. Many individuals put their whole life on hold to give themselves enough time to achieve a bank balance that allows room for other aspects of their life.
But what if, instead of just dreaming about securing the money bag alone, we challenge ourselves to make sure we are in the right state of mind as well? What if we prepare ourselves for the financial freedom which we spend sleepless nights trying to acquire?
By focusing on the mental goals as well as the physical, we are sure not to lose ourselves when we make it in life or things take an unexpected turn. The mistake most people make is that their dreams just include getting their bank accounts ready to receive money. There isn’t much thought to who we want to become, and whether we become the person able to create more money.
When daring to dream and achieving what we dream of, we should be careful not to focus on just one part of our lives. We must not forget our support systems that will maintain what we have achieved.
The type of person we become will be as important as what we achieve.
We read of people who once had it all. Some lost their possessions and lost their mind, some committed suicide, some ended up in prison, and some picked themselves up and learned from mistakes. But the success on its own was not enough to bring them happiness. There is more to consider.
The point here is, as we dare to dream and work towards achieving those dreams, we should take into consideration the fact that life as a whole is bigger than achieving success. Our ability to sustain that success without losing ourselves depends wholly on how much we have developed the other areas of our lives.
It is common knowledge that with a source of income of any level comes an increase in responsibilities. When you dream of wealth, do you dream of being prepared to handle the pressure?
Act to Achieve Your Dream
Of course, it is pointless to dream and not take action.
Dreams do not turn themselves into reality without the dreamer investing time and energy. To achieve dreams, we need to be motivated, to have a reason for dreaming.
One of the most effective motivation we can ever have as human beings is knowing that we have a purpose in life. It challenges us to be better versions of ourselves and gives the zeal to use what we are and what we have to make the world around us a better place.
This, however, necessitates finding out who we really are. It means finding out what we believe our purpose is before taking the actual steps to achieve our dreams. This helps map out proper ways to follow, and highlights the other things that should make the priority list as one move towards achieving dreams.
It helps keep in mind all our strengths and weaknesses, as well as threats and opportunities.
It is essential to research and find someone who has walked the same path as yours. Find out how some people failed in that path and how some prospered in that same path. Use the information to adjust your action plan. Gather all necessary details required to make your dreams come true.
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Now back to dreaming and achieving. Let’s close on some simple tips to help bring this all together.
When dreaming and going after your dreams:
- Prioritize your mental health as you dream and work on achieving those dreams. This includes preparing yourself to handle any obstacle you might encounter.
- Think of the family you already have or plan to have in the future, and how best to work on your dreams in ways that accommodates them.
- Go beyond dreaming about riches and work towards being the best person you can be.
- Learn to live within your means and handle pressure from peers.
- Learn to be wise enough to know who should have a say in your life and what should be valued.
- Remember that your biggest competition is the person you are today. Be easy on yourself but do enough to develop yourself.
- Remain humble and ask for help when you need it.
- Give other areas of your life your all.
- Learn to be content and find other aspects of life that can make you happy other than money.
- Value all your relationships and be the person you want your partner to be to you.
- Help without expecting anything in return.