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.
*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.
Thoughts on Staying Motivated
*Start with one goal at a time. Too many goals at the same time result in decreased motivation.
*With a big goal, staying focused on small steps becomes challenging. So, you should build motivation, which helps make the smaller steps become more doable, by keeping your eye on the prize.
*When you’ve accomplished one goal, you can work on other goals.
What is next?
Could this simple question be your source of motivation?
Every time you hit a milestone, a temptation to relax always emerges. You should fight this temptation by viewing every accomplishment as an opportunity to do even more and to achieve something even more significant; something that has a greater impact.
So, to stay motivated, after celebrating and reflecting on what you have achieved, you should ask yourself: what is next?
5 interesting quotes by the Spanish novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafón about books:
1-“Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader than the first book that finds its way to his heart.”
2-“I was raised among books, making invisible friends with pages that seemed cast from dust and whose smell I carry on my hands to this day.”
3-“In the shop, we buy and sell them, but in truth, books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody’s best friend.”
4-“That book taught me that by reading, I could live more intensely. It could give me back the sight I had lost. For that reason alone, a book that didn’t matter to anyone changed my life.”
5-“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”