Do you have dreams you want to reach? Goals you desire to accomplish? Not sure what is going wrong in your pursue towards your vision? Well then you are in the right place today. To make your dream possible you need know what are the qualities needed and do what is necessary to achieve it into a reality. Here I will share some basic ideas on ways to reaching your dream. The answer is really straight forward, and… it is in the word itself. D.R.E.A.M!!!
- D – Dream your Dreams
First, before we can live in our dream in reality, we need to dream of it in our mind. To envision, to picture and to visualize ourselves on the other side where we are successful in achieving our goals. From the words of Napoleon Hill, ‘What you think, so you will become‘. This phrase or idea can be even trace back in the bible where it says ‘becareful what you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.’ (Proverb 4:23) We can see our mind plays a vital role in how we will live our life, our mind has the ability to influence and translate what we think and shape it into our reality. Therefore, we should think, picture, visualize and dream our dreams till it become our reality.
2. R – Remember to Believe
Second thing is we should always remember to believe. To believe in ourselves, to believe in what we are dreaming for. Sometimes, it is not just enough of think about your dream but to believe in your dream. From the words of Theodore Roosevelt, ‘Believe you can and you’re halfway there’. Sometimes when we start something, we start with the believe that we can do it. However, along the way, failures kick in, friends jeering and mistakes increasing, our believe begins to crumble down. Sugar Ray Robinson says ‘To be a Champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will’. Hence, to be a champion in reaching your dream, we got believe in ourselves no matter who or what anybody thinks.
3. E – Enjoy the Process
When we begin to dream and believe as from the words of Napoleon Hill, ‘Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.’ However, when we start working on it and putting our ideas into action, most of the time things won’t work out. We will begin to experience rejection, hardship, failures, defeat, frustration and disappointment. Not once, not twice, but we will face it many time in the process. During this period, many of us will lose the enthusiasm we once had when we started. We begin to feel sad and depress each time we fall. However, we always need to remember to constantly enjoy and trust the process. We are not the finish product. Just like a building under construction, it will be messy but once it’s completed, we can see its beauty.
4. A – Always be Flexible in Planning
During the process, we can enjoy the process all we want but if we keep doing the same thing and expecting different result, we will still eventually fall short of reaching our dream. A quote by W.L Bateman says ,’If you keep on doing what you’ve done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got’. Hence, we always got to be flexible in our plans, when things don’t work out for a certain number of times then we need to review back our plan, to change and improve our steps, to be creative and to dare to do things we haven’t try before. The words of Tony Robbins says ‘to stay committed in your decisions, but be flexible in your approach’. This quote basically means to not change your dream, but to change your plans in working towards that dream.
5. M – Move Towards It Without Stopping
Lastly, which is the most important because this point will carry you through towards your dream. It is to keep on moving towards your dream without stopping. Which is to never give up, to never stay down and to never stop on your track. Many people may do the first 4 points well but come to a certain stage in their journey, they somehow quit. Therefore, know this, it is better to fail in the process than to quit it all and fail in reaching your dream. Conrad Hilton says, ‘Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit‘. Hence, we may face failures after failures after failures, but the key to success is not to give up. Thomas Edison failed over 10,000 times before he is able to make light. Kernel Sanders failed throughout his life before he is able to launch KFC. We can see successful people who reached their dream and destiny have one thing in common which is to have the altitude of never giving up till they get what they want.
Let’s start applying these D.R.E.A.M and I believe we all are able to achieve in reaching our DREAMS.