“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.” – Anatole France
A dream is a starting point. It is where we allow ourselves to create images, ideas or concepts that we would like to happen, sooner or later. Dreams inspire and motivate us to believe in what could be possible. The truth is, everybody has the ability to turn dreams into reality. However, in order to make this possible, we have to start aiming high and learn how to set the goals we want to achieve.
One of the most common obstructions to setting goals is the word impossible. It is easy to get fixated on thinking I can’t do this. This is too difficult. It’s impossible. Yet, if everyone thought this way, would there be new inventions or new discoveries and breakthroughs in human achievements? To avoid ‘impossible’, try not to restrict yourself with self-doubt and self-limiting presumptions. If you see an opportunity, do not let uncertainties and fears get in your way. These factors will only act as barriers. You need to consciously break free of your own self-imposed limiting beliefs.
As with any opportunity, success is gauged by what a person does with the opportunity. Life is all about taking risks. Taking risks will not only help you learn and grow, but will open doors to opportunities you may have never thought possible.
Successful people are not necessarily those born with more talent. Often, they are simple individuals who are prepared to seize new ideas and act upon them, as opposed to just thinking about them. They are willing to risk failure by acting on those ideas, and with risk, comes reward. Learning to take your pride a little less seriously and allowing yourself the chance to fail may well be the first step to some great opportunities.
It is also important to step out of your comfort zone. It requires devotion, conscious efforts and gradual steps. Yes, there will be times when aiming high will bring you face-to-face with your worst fears of failure. But that shouldn’t deter you. As you climb higher on the ladder of progress, you will begin to learn that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.