You’re not nuts.
Even if think you are, you aren’t.
If you’re a dreamer, someone hoping for a nicer future, or just another person in the crowd wishing to make his life better – then you’re not nuts to think so.
The truth is, you’re darn mighty. You’ve already what it takes to achieve, and if you’re enough determined to follow your dreams – your dreams will come true.
What you hide deep within your heart, the hopes you don’t show to the world and the desire you seek to accomplish but don’t reveal due to your fears can all become a reality.
But for that to happen, you’ll have to do one thing.
Just one thing.
If you do this, everything will be alright
People have dreams.
Almost all people silently keep wishing in their hearts.
But at the same time, they’re also fearful and dubious. They have no clue where they should start. To them, it’s hard to do what they cannot even imagine. What’s harder for them is trying.
How can they do what seems beyond their limitations?
Here’s a truth – they can, but they don’t.
Everyone else can, including you and me. No one ever comes to stop us. We’re free. It’s up to us to decide what we want to be.
If you dig a bit deeper, you’ll know that all we need to do to accomplish our dreams takes nothing more than choosing one and working for it. That’s all there is to it. No secrets. You get what you want when you put in the efforts. You don’t when you sit still and keep whining.
So what’s the one thing you can do to make everything alright?
Your dreams need your efforts. They’re already waiting to occur. All you have to do is keep doing all that you can until you can have the odds on your side. All this might not happen immediately. But eventually, things only get better.
You can always trust your efforts.
How often do people try?
The ones you have around yourself who keeps blabbering about how useless it is to even try or have ideas that are beyond your reach. Did they ever do anything themselves? They don’t have the right to say that dreams don’t come true unless they’ve tried.
Do you say you have a dream?
Did you try achieving it?
Allow me to be a little harsh, but your dreams won’t come true if you don’t put in the efforts. There may be a lot of valid reasons to justify why you haven’t begun yet, but they don’t matter. What matters the most is whether you’re trying or not.
You don’t have money, time or company of other successful people. So? What are you trying to state? Do you want others to sympathize with you? They do.
But that won’t help you grow. In the end, it’s just about how far you can manage to push yourself in spite of your difficulties.
But people don’t want to accept it.
They think of themselves as losers even before trying and don’t do what it takes.
“It’s tough and doesn’t make sense anyway,” they tell themselves and quit forever without giving a second thought.
Who is it that kills your dreams? No one but you, if you don’t try.
From here on, everything will get better for you
Only if you try.
You don’t have to do something huge. Start small. Take little steps. That’s the place where everyone starts. And it’s always good, since you don’t have much to lose.
When you try, you don’t stay a novice forever. You keep getting better over time, and ultimately become a skilled master at whatever you do.
Perhaps, you might end up becoming the next big deal. And even if you don’t, there’s no need to feel shame, because you get closer to your dreams and become capable of doing what you love for the rest of your life.
When you’ll look back, you’ll realize how far you’ve come. That’s the sweetness of making efforts. It’s always fair to you.
When you embark on your journey to making your dreams a reality, you need to a lot of unpleasant tasks. Sometimes you’ll need to take risks and lose a lot. Other times, you might need to do what makes you feel shameful about yourself.
You’ll have to make sacrifices and be a social oddball. But that’s part of the road which leads you to your dreams. Everyone needs to go through this. You cannot avoid it.
So try, as everything gets better when you try.
Allow yourself to be imperfect
Most people don’t start. Ever.
Isn’t it cowardice? Doesn’t it seem like being unjust to yourself?
You’ll stay at the stage where you’re supposed to begin if you wait perfect circumstances and don’t dare to start small.
You can’t be too careful. Make your own mistakes. Let yourself look odd to others if that’s necessary. Open up yourself to criticism. Be vulnerable. The things you overthink matter only as long as don’t put in your efforts.
Once you start, you get the courage to go on. After which it’s hard to stop you. You abandon all your fears and go on in spite of your doubts and difficulties.
Don’t worry about getting everything right in your first attempt. No one gets it right in the first attempt. Some do – but even they need to work hard. No one is an exception to this rule.
You’ll succeed – here’s the reason
You cannot tell whether you’ll succeed unless you attempt.
However, chances are, if you put in enough efforts, you will thrive. No doubt. Hard work is never wasted. Every bit of effort does something good to you.
For now, begin.
Be easy on yourself. Dare to be bad at what you do. But don’t hold yourself back. The sooner your start, the greater your chances of succeeding are.
Aim for a set of milestones
Dreams never happen all at once.
They take time to occur. Try to achieve small chunks of milestones first. Then set some new ones and follow them. Keep going this way. Don’t stop. It works.
Ask any successful person who inspires you. It’s always the small things you do which add-up in the long run.
And don’t quit
Success is in not stopping.
Focus on making gradual growth.
If you can do this, you won’t need to quit. People quit when their only reason is gaining outcomes and nothing else.
They may feel elated for a few days, but they cannot go far. Soon, they get disappointed when they don’t see any success on their way, they get tired and finally – quit.
If your dream is stuffing loads of money in your bank account, buying luxury cars or getting ahead of everyone else, then you’re likely to quit.
It isn’t wrong to have aspirations, but you shouldn’t let them control you. Instead, if you’re a passionate person, you can go on forever in spite of failures and become infallible at what you do.
Because when you work for passion, you don’t fear to lose. Your joy lies not in the outcomes but your efforts. When your efforts make you happy, it’s easy for you to work harder. And when you work hard, you’re likely going to succeed.
So here’s the conclusion
You chances of turning your dreams into a reality depend on much effort you put in. If you go on doing valuable work, your chances of succeeding will only increase.
There might be other aspects to you success as well, such as opportunities, lack of resources and other things. Yet, effort comes first.
Here’s a question
Do you have a dream? And more than that, are you trying? I would love to hear from you. Drop a comment below.