10 July 2018
“The beginning is always today.” Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.
What’s your dream? When you sit back and relax, where does your mind go?
We all have ambitions, outrageous goals and daydreams about what we could achieve in life. That could be making a difference to millions of people, it could be making yourself a million pounds. Whatever it is, what is stopping you?
I can answer that. The only thing that’s stopping you is you. It is that simple.
When we’re children we have these amazing ideas. We leap out of trees thinking we can fly. We want to be astronauts and rock stars. Children don’t know any better. They’ve not been taught any limitations. Their limits don’t exist!
Yet, as we grow into adults, we fail, we falter and we’re told no. Each knock adds a new limit. Each setback adds a new fear. These all add up so when we’re asked what our dreams are, instead of choosing something ludicrous, we limit ourselves to the conceivable. We choose the achievable to avoid disappointment.
Instead of dreaming about the possible, why not consider the impossible?
An Own Goal
Once you’ve considered the impossible and chosen your ludicrous dream, when are you going to get started on it? This is the second thing holding you back from achieving your dreams and your true potential – being too busy.
Of course, managing a full-time role and a never-ending to-do list is no mean feat, but there is never a right time. The timing is never perfect. The only perfect time to get started on something is right now! If you’re passionate about it, why would you delay?
All too often I encounter people who tell me how they’ve set goals to achieve one thing or another but they just don’t know how to get started. It seems to be a human trait to overthink about process. There’s no rule book to get started with anything, you simply have to get started. Make a start. Whatever that entails. If you want to write a book, write a few lines. If you want to set up a business, do a bit of research or choose your brand name.
It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do something! So what are you waiting for?