“Dreams don’t work unless you do”- John C. Maxwell”.
Dreams are a big and significant part of everyone’s life, without them our life is clueless as they provide us the vision to keep on working for a better and stable future.
We all can see ourselves dreaming about a life we want to manifest in the nearer future, the car we can see driving, and the family we would like to have.
This basically tells us that our lives are so deeply enmeshed with our dreams, that we dream in order to make them happen in reality. Throughout this process, the thing we need to keep reminding ourselves is that dreaming big should be the sole motto of our lives as it keeps us motivated, focused, and confident to make decisions with utmost resilience and strength.
The thing you need to give precedence is to find something you’re good at and keep doing it until you’re living your dream. I know, it can be harder at some occurrences, but if you keep trying to discover something you like doing and could be good at, you, too, will find your niche.
Every day, we are exposed to a variety of things that lead us to dream about a certain thing, however, the thing that you need to remember here is, that a dream that you would like to manifest should be long-term and not based on materialistic things.
In other words, a dream should be able to make you driven and not just greedy to attain things.
To articulate it more exhaustively, let me put the definition of dreams in front of you all to see and decipher.
What is a dream?
For most of our lives, we hear and think about having our dreams accomplished and being the best version of ourselves so that we can live our dreams in a well-maintained manner. But if it’s to be talked about the definition of it, we can say that according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a dream is a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep; or an idea or vision that is created in your imagination and that is not real; or something that you have wanted very much to do, be, or have for a long time.
A dream can be anything, it can either be getting married, having children, getting a promotion, having good friends, leading a comfortable life, being financially independent, helping others, starting a business, inventing something, traveling around the world, etc.
However, a dream is about a clear and bold vision of the future.
It brings out your passion, imagination, creativity, and willingness to take and embrace risks.
Now, let’s pay attention to the simple tips and tricks that can help us in dreaming big and eventually drive success out of it.
1- Establish your goals- The first and foremost step has to be of goals, you need to establish your goals, whether short term or long, you need to know what you would be working for, in the future. You need to be aggressive and extremely active about your goals. they should also be very clear and written down so you can look at them.
The thing which requires your attention here is the simple fact that dreams are destinations and you need to find a path that leads you towards them. Keep motivating yourself to do better and envisioning yourself in the likable situations you see yourself in.
2– Raise the bar of confidence– Dreaming big simply means you have mustered up an ample amount of courage in you and that you are prepared to tackle any circumstance that has the potential to come your way during the process of manifesting your dreams. To be able to do that, you need to have raised your confidence by constantly doing things that make you proud of yourself. No matter if it’s trivial, find an interest that uplifts you in every prospect of your life,
3- Face your fears- You need to constantly put yourself in situations that help you grow. You cannot hide yourself in the closet just because you fear you will be exposed to fear. The moment you think you need to work upon your dreams, the fear of failing is inevitable. To cure that, you need to be mindful of your thought process and keep on working rigorously without letting results affect you.
4- Get practical experience– in order to make your dreams come true, you need to put yourself in the practical world by comprehending what you actually see as a dream. If you want to be a writer, work actively in a publishing house. If you wish to start a business, talk to a business owner. The point is to keep pushing yourself and your boundaries by exposing yourself to the right set of practical environments.
During this journey wherein we are trying our best to find ourselves and our true dreams, we often come across many short-term things that divert us for a short period of time and take us away from our dreams. but we need to remember here that we need to find and look for dreams that can help us grow from an individual perspective, and not only in the terms of possessions.
We as individuals and people who aspire to dream need to reiterate to ourselves that a big dream can only be attained if it drives and stimulates positive energy into us every single day. Sit back and imagine yourself after 10 years living the same dream that you saw for yourself. Do you see yourself being happy? Are you content with what life has become like? If yes is the ultimate answer, then yes, that is something which you need to work for. It is something that will eventually lead you toward a stable and prosperous life.
Have small wins and milestones along the way. Celebrate when you reach your ultimate destination. Do a postmortem at the end. Repeat the process by dreaming of something more diverse and reachable at the starting stages.
Here, the thing that you need to give the keenest attention is to the fact that procrastination has a high probability of ceasing during this, you need to keep going on and not let any hurdle stop you from accomplishing your goals. It is going to be a hectic process, you need to have perseverance and resilience all throughout to be able to have desired results.
The very act of dreaming and working towards your dreams has immense benefits for your well-being such as greater motivation, more self-confidence and assurance, more happiness, and more purpose in life which ensures a high level of positivity and hope in your life.
Although, we shouldn’t sideline the very fact that dreaming is not enough to be able to live the life you want, and have the things you wish to have. You need to constantly fail, get better and keep focusing on the same goal every time. Failures twice or thrice shouldn’t be capable of driving you away from your goal and eventually your dream. Keep yourself still on the grounds of hope and put in hard work every single day, even on the days you don’t feel like doing anything, ensure you do a little something towards attaining your goals. Progress little but don’t quit.
Get started, hit the ignition switch, step on the gas, engage the gear and start steering. Unleash your great values onto the dreams you wish to inherit.
Keep in mind, that they are your dreams and nobody has the charge of completing them for you, you need to get in the front seat and start making small efforts towards accomplishing your big dreams as a whole.