“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney
Do you have a dream? Before your dreams come true you have to have them. So many times I talk with people who are just going through life, living lives that were designed for them or that they’re just living in to get by. They’ve been told “no” or other negative things all their lives so they’ve given up on the dreams that matter to them.
This is no way to live. Remember deserve to live the life YOU want! Have the courage to follow your dreams. Sounds easy, right? We all know it’s not as easy as just “doing it” – here are a few tips to build your confidence.
Have a dream – we all have them, some have buried them or forgotten them for various reasons. Give yourself some time and create your dream, write it down and keep it near.
Although Paul McCartney had a dream to sing, when he applied to join the choir of Liverpool cathedral he was turned down because they said he wasn’t good enough. He kept pushing and now everyone has heard him!
Make a plan – How are you going to get form where you are to where you want to go? Break it down into little pieces, into goals and milestones.
Walt Disney had a plan for his theme park – he was turned down over 300 times, but he kept pursuing his dream and you all know what happened – Disney is everywhere!
Take consistent action – Now that you have a dream and a plan, you must take consistent action. Keep pushing forward. Remember if you get a no it’s not against you personally, do your best not to take it personally.
Columbia Pictures told Marilyn Monroe she wasn’t pretty enough or talented enough to be an actress. She took consistent action and keep pursuing her dream, her legend lives on.
Surround yourself with positive people – people who support you, people who have similar dreams, these are the people who will help you. They will provide the emotional support and encouragement that you need as you go after what you want.
A positive attitude and the courage to chase your goals will take you anywhere you want to go in life. Don’t ever expect other people to do things for you, or for opportunities to just fall into your lap, don’t wait for it, you have to chase it! Go after what you want in every aspect of life!!
Dream big and go get it!!
What have you done (or what will you do) to get yourself closer to your dreams today?