If you’re not living your dream or finding success in your life or career, then maybe it’s time to reflect on your process.
There’s a possibility you’re going about it all wrong.
Are you the type of person who has a dream and then waits around for it to happen to you?
I know many people who have great dreams. Some of these people are talented, smart and brilliant. But they’re not living their dream.
Sure, they have the passion. But a year later, nothing. Five years later… they’re still talking. But nothing has come of it.
Is the impossible …possible?
I don’t belive that anything is truly “impossible”.
Anything has the potential of manifesting if you want something enough and if you’re willing to do the leg-work to make it happen. In fact, it’s not so much our situations which limit us, but our imaginations and our follow through.
Are you a Dreamer or Doer?
All passion and talk aside…have you taken the first step to starting? Do you know what the first step of action? How are you getting the ball rolling?
Dreamers dream big ideas, but without proper action or implementation, the dream remains a dream.
Perhaps it’s fear, laziness, a lack of self-confidence… Whatever the personal problem is, if you’re a dreamer, who doesn’t take “actionable steps” to hurdle your own obstacle or self-limitation, then “your dream” is a lot of hot air.
Doers, however, have an idea and pounce on it. They can’t wait any longer. They see the potential of the dream and have a strong will to put it into effect. At worse, some doers might lack a little forethought or planning, but otherwise, they get the ball rolling and put an idea into action.
All successful people are both, dreamers and doers… but the “doing” part is essential to bringing any idea or dream into reality.
If you haven’t started building your dream, then it’s time to get the ball rolling.
Making the “Impossible” Possible
Maybe you feel overwhelmed by how big your dream is and you don’t know where to start.
My advice? Take baby steps. Dice your dream down into bite-sized pieces. Make your actionable steps easy. Find things you can do.
For instance, if your dream is to solo travel, but you’ve never done it before, then brainstorm and create a game plan (read my own example here):
- find ways to combat your fear
- Plan your trip: choose a country that you think might consider manageable (this entails research)
- prepare an itinerary
- think of ways you can travel safely and comfortably
- buy travel gear you think will be helpful
… If your dream is to take a gap year and live abroad:
- Decide if you want to take a gap year from your career or life
- Decide what country you’d like to live in
- Decide on whether you’d like to volunteer, schooling or work abroad
- Research organizations that can help you and which can help you get a visa
- Find a rental agency or search expat blogs and forums to see how others find an apartment
… If your dream is to start a business. To attract clients so you can start doing the work, you may need:
- a name
- business cards
- ways to start spreading the word.
Where to start?
Think of five actionable steps that you can do to make your dream happen.
Whatever your dream is, which one or two things can you do today, this week, this month?…
Tackling things piece by piece, versus as a whole is much more manageable.
It makes the impossible possible.