If you want to see your dreams becoming a reality, you have to work for it and you have to redirect yourself to your goal. There will be ups and downs, different circumstances, difficulties. As well, exact opposite – good and fun ideas, struggle to go and have fun with friends/family, overcome temptations or just simple human desire to lay back doing nothing. You will be forced to avoid these urges, at times, to get your things done. It’s about priorities and sacrifices. Another thing you need to acknowledge – probably it will take some time, so you need to keep in mind your goal and purpose why you’re doing all of it. You have to stay persevere and committed, no matter what.
I like to read books and other blogs, which has a great, complete and meaty content about subjects that is my passion. Long, philosophical texts make my brain work and my soul thrill, however, sometimes I like straight, short, structured content, in that way I am able to get straight to the point and take what I need for that moment. This blog post will be more likely short with an emphasis on the main solution.
“Productivity is never an accident.
It is always result of a commitment to excellence,
intelligent planning and focused effort.”
-Paul J. Meyer
Some tips how to do it:
Write down your goal in some place, where you can see it on a daily basis – it will be a good reminder why you are doing all this in the first place. (You should always write down your goals, detailed plan and deadlines for them. Afterward, keep track on them and mark down that as well)
Set straight your priorities – unfortunately, we can’t do everything. You will have to handle sacrifice and some unpleasant feelings due to that. Establish the order of the most important things you have to do, don’t make any excuses and go for it, no matter what. You added them to your priority list, so keep your word to the most important person in this world – you. Without setting right priorities you will not be able to go too far.
Keep in mind that it won’t happen overnight – you have to be able to keep going for a long period of time, even in case of lack of clear and satisfying results or even failure. (Failure shouldn’t stop you, it should actually do the exact opposite – motivate you more because it gives the possibility to learn and try harder to do and be better)
You have to have persistence – this will keep you going no matter what circumstances will come along the way.
Meet people or find someone with whom you are “on the same page” – in moments when you will want to give up or feel down, this person can motivate you and help you to get back up more easily.
Find a mentor – this relates a bit to the previous suggestion, bit more in a professional way although. It is always a good idea if there is someone who can help you with things for which you do not have the knowledge and experience, not by doing them instead of you, but by showing the right direction. This can save you time and a piece of your nerves.
The last but not least – stay flexible. By being committed don’t forget to keep open mindset, a good opportunity can appear in your way, keep your goal in mind, keep on doing your things and fit in a new approach, which can help you to achieve what you want even in more satisfactory ways.