Have you ever dreamed a dream so big that simply saying it out loud made you blush or sent chills down your spine? Have you been dreaming of something you can’t stop thinking about? Have you stalled in making any actionable steps towards your dream because you just think you can’t do it? Do you have self-limiting beliefs that are holding you back from achieving your dreams?
Limiting beliefs and negative self-talk result in stagnation. You end up with limited results and simply don’t go after your dreams. We often compare ourselves to others, thinking that the “chase your dream” train has passed us by and will not be making a stop at our doorstep anytime soon. Here’s a secret:
The only thing you need to do right now in order to realize your dreams is to take action.
Most people don’t take the action required to chase after their dreams. A myriad of excuses are made: I’m too busy, I don’t have enough money, I’m not good enough, I don’t have enough experience, I have failed so many times in the past, people will think I’m a fool, and so on. These beliefs are dangerous and do not serve you.
Most people beat themselves up before they even make one step towards their dream. The first action you must take is to believe in yourself. Why? It’s simple: because you deserve it.
Why should we take action towards realizing our dreams?
There are many reasons. Sometimes, you don’t even need to utter them out loud because you already know the answer. It’s time to start. The time to start working on your dreams is now. But often, we may feel the need to justify our cause for pursuing our dreams. Here are some reasons why you should take immediate action on your dreams today:
- You have always wanted to pursue your dream.
- You may experience things you have never experienced before.
- You could help provide inspiration to those in your life.
- You will uncover the incredible things you’re capable of.
- You most likely will smile more.
- Every day you will learn new things.
Regardless of whether you are crystal clear on your dreams, there is one thing you can start doing today, and that is to believe in yourself.
In order to take steps towards your dreams, you must believe in yourself. Eliminate your self-limiting beliefs — they do not serve you. Forget what negative things people may say about you if you chase your dreams — they will not be along for the ride. It is only once you believe in yourself that you can begin to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals, measure your results, and learn from mistakes you make along the way.
How do we get the correct feedback when we are pursuing our dreams?
While pursuing your dream, you may wonder if you are doing the right thing. You may be seeking feedback while you pursue your dreams. Community is essential. While pursuing your dreams, you will need positive, engaged, and intelligent people to surround yourself with. You will rely on these people to provide feedback and the occasional cheerleading session to help you grow.
If you don’t have a community that can provide you with honest feedback, start building one. There are many networking resources available for every imaginable dream out there. Be willing to receive constructive feedback from people who are on similar paths.
The only person that can give up on your dream is you. Once you take the first action in going after your dreams, keep going and refuse to give up. Rid yourself of limiting beliefs, leave the nay-sayers at the curb, and surround yourself with people who will give you honest and uplifting feedback on your pursuits.