You don’t need to (and probably will never) understand “how” to achieve your dreams. The how comes from the why. What you need is to believe it enough that it becomes part of you and then your path of progress will be in alignment with the path to achieve that dream.
Dream big and dream bold, for a dream that doesn’t involve dreaming beyond what is based in your current reality, isn’t really a dream.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” —Abraham Lincoln
“Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.” — Jim Rohn
Hold onto why you want to achieve your dreams… not what will become of achieving your dreams.
Hold the intention of making your dreams come to life… persistent through doubt.
Be ready to challenge yourself almost as soon as you start down the path of making your dreams come true. Subconscious patterns will inevitably arise and try to knock you off the path to your dreams.
Allow it to be emotional, if you aren’t crying, cheering, bored, drained and experiencing a variety of emotions along the way… then you may not be passionate enough to keep doing what you’re doing until the end.
Spend time on a plan, but don’t re-analyze until you actually have done something re-analyze. Make definite decisions and run with them… You will not waste as much time as you think. Only take risks that you are willing to take, because there are never guarantees in life.
A decision needs hope to keep the commitment attached to the decision’s completion.
When you believe enough in what you’re doing and most importantly why you’re doing it… Your subconscious mind will eventually figure out the how.
“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” — Thomas Edison
If you’re not thinking about making your dreams a reality before you go to sleep and when you wakeup, then you might be too distracted. When trying to achieve anything, many times it is more important what you choose not to do vs. what you actually choose to do and focus on.
“If you’re interested, you come up with stories, excuses, reasons, and circumstances about why you can’t or why you won’t. If you’re committed, those go out the window. You just do whatever it takes.” — John Assaraf
If you are stuck, think of a what to make what you are doing more alive for you. Go try and experience something new related to what you are doing. Think about what it means to you and recognize what you are feeling about what you’re doing.
Expect to be challenged…
- accept, acknowledge and turn toward it, to face the challenge
- be amenable and humble enough to allow growth through the challenge
- embrace the discomfort and/or pain that goes along with being challenged
- allows work to ensure that your environment is cohesive to what you are doing
- write it down and remind yourself often to persistent in overcoming the challenge
There will always be enough excuses and reason not to do anything… So, if you are having trouble staying consistent, then break it down to at least one small thing, that you know you can squeeze into your day and usually the liberating and amazing feeling of accomplishing something that brings you closer to your dreams will motivated you enough to fit in more time to make even more progress. Regular repetitive practice is key to keeping a productive flow. Get up and move around, do something even if it’s not exactly right, just keep to a regular practice of doing and something will get done!
“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.” — Meredith Willson
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, keep the faith and hope alive. Believe and know you can do it. There will always be critics, doubters and naysayers. Focus on the impact you can make and the meaning it can give your life. Accentuate and stay focused on the positive.