If you do not take action now to make your dreams come true, you will be working for someone who did. The ball is in your court, take it and run with it.
If you do not take action now to make your dreams come true, who will?
I have never met a person without a dream. I have however met many people who do not get up and work to make their dreams come true. A dream does not come true without work. There are reasons why people don’t do the work. Some of the reasons are real, serious, and actual barriers that must be overcome. Many of the reasons are small, imaginary and things that can be overcome. It doesn’t matter what type of excuse you have been using for why you are not accomplishing your dreams. The dreams are yours, it is your job to put in the work to get things done.
There is a woman I have been friends with for more than 20 years. She is smart, kind, talented, and attractive. She is a dreamer. She dreams big wonderful dreams and then fills notebooks full of all the plans needed to make those dreams come true. I have seen more than a dozen of these notebooks over the years. The business plans, office decor, business cards, and letterhead are all complete for more than a dozen wonderful businesses.
I have often joked with her that I should follow one of her notebooks because the ideas would make me very wealthy. She always smiles and says she will follow the plans one day. But, since “Oneday” is not an actual date on the calendar, she has never done anything except stack the notebooks.
Over the years she has gone to work for several people who had dreams similar to hers. Sometimes the people she went to work for did things better than she ever could. At other times, the people she worked for did a poor job of carrying out the dream. This never persuaded her to actually step up and do the work to make her dreams come true.
She would complain about what a bad job they were doing. She would list all the things they should have considered but didn’t. She did a lot of talking, planning, note-taking, and dreaming. But she never went beyond that. She never stepped up and did the work necessary to make her dreams come true.
She has had a happy life. Her life has been full of accomplishments, wonderful moments, and the love of friends and family. She has always had a little spot where she has felt regret at never making one of her dreams come true. She knows the only thing that ever truly stopped her was her.
Yet, the regret and knowledge have still never given her the kick in the butt to take out one of those notebooks and do the work. This is not the life we are destined to live. We can do better. We can step up to the plate and do the work to make our dreams come true.
Making dreams come true is like eating elephants – one bite at a time and it is done!
Stop being scared because your dreams are big and require a lot of work to go from dream to reality. Instead, step up and do the work one bite, one step, one task at a time.
No doubt about it, it is scary to step up to the plate and work to make your dreams come true. The idea of stepping up raises many serious and frightening questions. These questions include:
- what if I am not good enough
- what if I bit off more than I can chew
- what if no one wants to buy what I am trying to sell
- what if I cannot make it work
There are no easy answers to these questions. When they come to mind, push them aside and ask different questions instead. Ask questions like:
- what if I do a great job
- what if this dream is perfect for my talents and abilities
- what if customers love what I have to offer
- what if I am a complete success at this
Sometimes, if you want to work to make your dreams come true, you have to ignore the negative voices in your head and in the mouths of those around you. There will be times when you have to just do the work while you fake it until you make it. SImply faking it until you make it is not what it takes. You must fake it until you make it while you are working to achieve your dreams and get things done. Faith without work is dead. So, have faith in your ability to make your dreams come true. Maintain that faith no matter what those around you say. At the same time work, work hard, and work smart so that you may achieve your dreams.
In order to make your dreams come true, you must work each day toward achieving your dream. If you are serious about making your dream come true, you will find time to work on it. On the other hand, if you are not truly serious, you will find excuses. No matter what your words and business plans say, your actions will show the truth of what is in your heart. Don’t worry that you cannot work full-time toward making your dream come true. Take the steps you can. Start where you are and go forward from there.
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Even if you work a full-time job and dream of starting a business of your own, you can work on it in pieces. It doesn’t matter if you only have a few hours per week to put toward your dreams. Those hours are going to pass whether you are working on your dreams or not, so spend the time working on your dream. You can work on your dream:
- early in the morning, before the rest of the family gets up
- during your lunch hour
- after work
- late in the evening after the family has gone to bed
- on your days off
Never forget that your dreams are a treasure. They are precious things that deserve your time, attention, and diligent effort. Step by step or bite by bite you can go from dream to reality if you put the work in. There is no one better suited to make your dreams a reality than you. So, today, step up and make it happen. The question really is, if you are not going to work to make your dreams come true, who will?