One of the hardest decisions you’ll make in your life is the decision to focus 100 percent on achieving your dream. No matter what your current situation. You have to design a new vision for your life to start the journey.
You can’t achieve your dream without the confidence in yourself. Obstacles will come your way. Hesitations will crush your self esteem. People will tell you to be realistic or your idea is no good. It’s normal to have doubt. That’s why it calls Dream.
Successful people has the same feeling when they first start the journey to their greatness. Do you ever know what iconic leader such as Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Michael Jordan, Tony Robbins or Steve Harvey went through before they live their dream?
Trust me. They have one thing in common. They believe in the power of their dream. And they prepare themself to face any obstacles. They work hard to discover their strength within, their talent, their gift and they put their vision to the benefit of other people. That’s the secret to change your life, to be happy and successful. Dare to focus everyday on design your ideal life and take initiative to follow your passion.
Don’t just make a decision to start. Make consistency a daily habit and you’ll see new opportunity that fuels your power to your ideal life.
Here are seven important rules you must remember keep your dream alive:
1. Opportunities are everywhere
Whether you’re 20, 30 or 40 years old, you have a lifetime to succeed. Arianna Huffington started Huffington Post when she was 55 years old, and today it’s one of the most successful websites in the world. Anything is possible.
2. Be patient
Achieving long-term success takes time. It’s as simple as that. Don’t fall into the hype of the Facebooks and Snapchats of the world.
3. Believe in yourself
When the going gets tough, it’s natural to begin losing confidence in yourself. Know that we’re a lot stronger, mentally and physically, than we give ourselves credit for. What our brains are predisposed to make us believe versus the pain we can actually endure are two very different things.
4. Initiative, persistence, adjustment
Look at failure as finding another way to succeed, not a dead-end. There’s an endless number of ways to find the solution to your struggles, your mission is to experiment these hypotheses in the shortest amount of time possible.
5. Connect your dream with the service of others
People often use the phrase “fake it until you make it” and it can be misleading to many. I personally embrace this as being who we could become one day, than the limited barriers we put on ourselves today.
6. Only compare yourself to yourself.
You have a gift. Take time to discover who you are, what you love and how you like spending your time. The only person you should become better than everyday is yourself.No one else.
7. Embrace the lowest moments.
Being alive is to know the ups and down in your experience. Don’t get fool by temporary failure. It’s part of the process to discover your path to significance. When life gives you lemon, you have the power to make lemonade. All it takes it’s to look failure as opportunity to grow. The greatest inventions and success stories go through “a dip” before they achieve prosperity. The night is darkest just before the dawn.
There are a few questions to help you discover your gift:
What’s the thing you do with absolute your best with very little effort?
What’s one gift that other people associate with you? If you follow their advice, how that will help you achieving your gift?
Take your time to answer those questions. You might have a journal to write down your dream. Believe me, if you read everyday your dream you are 50% closer to make it true.
If you need to go further in the pursuit of excellence, I recommend the book of Steve Harvey.
He’s a famous TV shows host. This book has very practical advice to help you in your journey.