Know What You Want
Almost everyone wants something. Secret dreams abound. Some want total freedom while others desire to make money with its accompanying power. Many yearn for adventure, power, or love. Others want to make a difference, leave the earth in better condition than they found it, help alleviate human suffering, make conditions better for animals, or entertain some other altruistic dream. Know what you want to do and go for it.
Whatever your dream, make it your passion. Live for it, think about it day and night, always be planning and scheming what to do next. Without passion, the job or dream becomes boring, weighs you down, just another thing to get through day after day, and guaranteed to fail.
Believe that you can do it. Most people have heard of the law of attraction that states that the thoughts that you broadcast into the universe attract similar energies into your life. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that if you did not have bad luck, you would have no luck at all, a self-fulfilling statement. Dream big. Do not let age, money, family, or anything else stand in your way.
Success comes from opportunities acted upon. If someone knocks on your door, s/he cannot get in unless you open it. Listen for success knocking on your door and answer promptly.
A news article told about a man whose son needed a kidney. The transplant team rejected him as a donor because he was morbidly obese with all the problems that go along with it. Determined to give his son a kidney, he embarked on a program to improve his health. He threw away all the unhealthy food in the house. He started walking, at first around the block, and increased the distance daily, adding more exercise as he slimmed down. Within a year, he donated a kidney to his son.
Another man talks about going to Nashville to follow the dream. A talented musician and singer who plays several instruments, he wrote over two hundred songs, wonderful songs. He lives in a trailer park, does odd jobs, and tells people about his dream, which will remain unfulfilled unless he takes that first step.
A dream not acted on becomes a fantasy, a pipe dream, that will never happen.
Use New Tools
Use new tools to advance your goal. The Internet opens up worlds of advantages never available before. Familiarize yourself with the Internet as a source of ideas and information you could use to succeed. However, watch out for scams, which abound on the net. If it sounds too good to be true, stay away from it.
Find a Mentor.
Someone who is accomplishing the same type of dream you hope to live can help tremendously, boost your confidence, give pointers and give you a pat on the back. If you aspire to publish a best selling novel, make friends with writers, editors, and publishers. Join online groups, or real time groups, that offer encouragement and mentoring in your interest area.
Find a person who can hold you accountable, give you nudges when you get lazy, and praise when you do well. Surround yourself with positive, successful people. Turn a deaf ear toward negative people who drain the energy you need and make you weary and discouraged.
Take Small Steps
List all the steps you need to take to obtain your desire. Break them down into small sections so you can progress every day. An old proverb says that a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. Ask yourself what you can do today to accomplish your goal. A lot of baby steps become giant steps. Giant steps spell success.
.Many people become discouraged, most often when teetering on the brink of something new and great, as if the fates want them to fail. Never give up if the dream is right for you.
In conclusion, dream big. Believe in yourself and your dream and take steps that bring you closer to realizing it. Develop a cheering section that urges you on and makes you accountable. Keep your dreams alive!