Is it healthy to dream big while you’ve achieved nothing?
They say that you should dream big if you want to be successful. Small dreams lead you nowhere and they may allure you with ephemeral success. Yet, the long-lasting success emerges from dreaming big.
But how can big dreams affect your first steps?
I believe that big dreams aren’t healthy while you are just starting. They would make your first steps unsteady. You’d be agitated deep within and you’d try to pursue your big dream as fast as you can. So, as you dream of something so far away from your current position, you would be urged to take very long steps just to reach that dream while you aren’t trained yet!
Meanwhile, as you find the way in real life not the same as the one you’ve imagined, the flame of passion would distinguish, and you may give the whole thing up just because you weren’t realistic with your dreams at the first place.
You find out that your BIG dreams don’t match your real abilities and skills.
However, at these beginnings, small dreams which can be achieved easily would become healthier; they allow you to focus on small tasks, taking a step at a time and open the door to achievements, even small. You make a good use of your skills, which would be sharpened by practicing. Your mind would grow adapted to new challenges and how to handle them. Little by little, you may raise the scale of your progress, dream big, and set big plans.
With these small achievements, which are a result of small dreams, you build your first solid steps, which you can stand on with confidence and build on them. Moreover, as your small dreams come true, you will be more self-confident and that will nourish your passion to achieve more and more.
Afterward, you’ll not be obliged to start from scratch every time you face obstacles or a drawback. And even if you are forced to take some steps backward, they would be ceased by reaching the solid steps you’ve already built.
So, small dreams are as important as big ones. Each one has its own stage in life. Each one has its own benefits.
Dreams come true. Can you imagine?!
But they never come true out of the blue; they need hard work and determination. You will never achieve anything by just thinking about it. You have to exert a great effort and do your best in achieving what you dream of.
No work, no reward. No start, no achievement.
So, start Today, not Tomorrow. You can’t reach the finishing line without starting the race.
1-Pay attention to the world around; be open!
2-Embrace challenges when you can’t overcome them.
3- Take small risks every single day.
4- Show appreciation to others.
5- Try to find possibilities in any idea.
1-“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”
Edgar Allan Poe
2-“A short story is a love affair; a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.” Lorrie Moore
3-“I believe that the short story is as different a form from the novel as poetry is, and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer to poetry than to novels.” Tobias Wolff
4-“When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.” George Saunders
5-“The great thing about a short story is that it doesn’t have to trawl through someone’s whole life; it can come in glancingly from the side.” Emma Donoghue
*Doing anything or trying to urge yourself to move forward when you’re bored is extremely boring and exhausting.
*When you’re bored then you’re empty, with no fuel to inflame the spark deep within. And then, there’ll be no point in trying to accelerate your life.
*When you feel bored just sit back, and enjoy the pleasure of being bored and doing nothing.
1-“Work on one thing at a time until finished.”
2-“Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.”
3-“Work according to a program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!”
4-“Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.”
5-“When you can’t create you can work.”
When you feel stuck while working on achieving your goal, ask yourself these questions:
1- What was my original vision?
2- Am I still connected and committed to that vision?
3- What is my next step?
Appreciate the success you achieve!
Take a step back and celebrate your latest achievement. As to prove yourself, there will be always another goal you look forward to achieving. Thus, celebrating what you’ve achieved will give you the power and courage to keep going.
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