7 Steps To Immediately Start Following Your Dreams
Post written by Deepak Rajpal.
I do not believe that there is anyone on this earth who does not have any dream. But are some of us better at getting what we want in life? And why do some keep waiting their entire life to achieve their dreams?
Whenever we start proceeding toward our dreams, we will always encounter challenges. Suddenly we’ll find that things are not going well. This is true for most of us. I have seen many of my friends who quit before even starting.
I believe that this is the law of the universe. It examines each of us. There will always be difficulties in the beginning. It checks whether we are dedicated or not. It tests our inner strength. And when you keep going, things start changing. You will find a divine power helping you in chasing your dreams.
Here are 7 steps to start following your dreams right now:
1. Awaken your true self
All our life we run after the things that are not even close to our heart. Where is the fun living someone else’s life? It is your life and you have to live it with dignity. The dignity comes from the things that you actually want to do. Awaken your true self.
There is only one who knows what you want from life, and it’s you. Look inside your heart. Do not let your dreams die inside of you. Identify and take charge of them.
2. Never underestimate your potential
Each of us has potential to live our dreams. Do not underestimate yourself. If you need to climb a hill, there is no need to jump right now. You only need to evaluate the initial step.
Do not believe the hundred reasons why you cannot do it, but believe one reason why you can do it. Do not depend on others. No one will do it for you. It is your life and it is your dream. Trust your instinct and make it happen.
3. Do not wait too long
Life is too short, then why wait so long? Tell me when you first realized your dreams and how much time has already passed. Are you at the same place where you were 3 years ago? What are you waiting for? First step is important. You will have all the tools along the journey, right when you need them.
The more you wait, the less time you will have to work on them. Do not believe me? Just look at your watch. It is not passing time. It is passing life.
4. Have a positive perspective
It will not be easy when you begin something great. But you will be able to cope with any situation more efficiently if you see it as an opportunity rather than a difficulty. Everything that comes to you makes you strong. Challenges and struggle are things that are essential for your growth. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
5. Fake it until you make it
In order to achieve anything in life, you first have to prepare yourself internally. You have to believe as if you are already experiencing your dream life. This is how “the law of attraction works”. The more you imagine success in your mind, the more possibilities this universe creates to make your dream come true.
6. Use your time well
No matter who you are, you have exactly twenty four hours a day. Albert Einstein had the same twenty four hours, so do not use the excuse that you do not have much time. It is all about how you manage it.
If you set your priorities, you can use your time well. Remember: Money lost can be recovered, but time lost is lost forever.
7. Overcome fear of failure
Every great personality in their time has made mistakes. They failed again and again. That is why they succeeded. Failures are essential and acceptable if you’re learning from them. They prepare us to do better next time. Thomas J. Watson said it right, “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”
So, believe in the power of your dreams and start following them. There will be obstacles, but keep going. It takes time to climb a high hill, but ait is worth for the magnificent view from the top.
Deepak Rajpal is a Software Engineer and a writer living in New Delhi – India. He is the founder of Vision Shine, a blog that focuses on motivation, self-help, happiness and productivity in our daily life.
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