I know you would be thinking “Oh yeah, another cliché?” however this is not another cliché. This is real life. We have all at some points in our lives watched fairy tales and stories of the impossible. When most people watch such movies, they see a utopian life, and I wouldn’t say that they are wrong because obviously having dreams of someday sprouting a pair of wings and flying around Fairytopia is not the type of dreams BIG I mean.
By “dreaming big”, I mean having a stupendously large goal or objective that you would love to achieve in life. Say you want to become the wealthiest man or woman who ever graced the Earth with servants at your beck and call; that’s dreaming big in my book. However, in dreaming big, there are rules.
RULE #1 — MAKE YOUR DREAMS CONSISTENT WITH YOUR PASSION
We all have passions: that one thing that you do effortlessly being oblivious of the ticking of the clock; that one thing you care about so much that doing it gives you a lot of satisfaction and fulfilment. For example, someone whose passion is repairing spoilt stuff like electrical wares may have a dream of becoming the most successful engineer in his country. If he sticks to such a dream, since it is related in one way or the other with his passion, he would eventually realize this dream if he works hard and perseveres.
RULE #2 — CONCIEVE THE FULFILMENT OF YOUR DREAM IN YOUR MIND’S EYE
I know that this rule may sound a little too psychological or more of theoretical than practical. However, it has been proven and tested. The human mind is one of the most powerful tools bequeathed to man by God. That is why most people say stuff like “Whatever you can conceive, believe and you will achieve it.”
The conception of the dream takes place in the mind. If every day, you visualize the materialization of this dream in your mind, the psychological law of attraction would begin to occur. That which is conceived repeatedly in the mind would begin to attract elements towards you that would help you make it a reality.
RULE #3 — SET UP A PLAN
Whatever you have visualized, begin to put it into blueprint. To do this, you need three things: your current location (I do not mean geographical location), your desired destination, and your will. Firstly, you should have an idea of where you are at that point (self-awareness is rudimentary for this), then knowing where you want to get to, it would be your self-will that would guide you on setting up various routes to get to your destination.
RULE #4 — BE FLEXIBLE WITH YOUR PLANS
As much as you may be totally certain of where you want to get to, never overlook the possibility of failure. For this reason, make sure to leave flexible areas in your blueprint; however, do not make the entire plan flexible, else you would simply be working so hard to get nowhere but moving in circles. If you have set up your destination, make sure to have several routes of getting there rather than limiting yourself to just one road that may have a 70-percent chance of failing. Always have a plan B!
RULE #5 — WORK, WORK WORK!!!
Never relax after drawing up your plan. You would still need a lot of work to make your dream a reality. Try as much as possible to avoid distractions from achieving your dream. Always be open to advice from others, sometimes those pieces of advice would be what would keep you going. Never waste a second of the day with anything that does not bring you a step closer to achieving your drams. However, try to maintain a healthy social life because in our world today, introverts may not go far in business or in any other work of life because there is a constant inter-mingling of people, most times people who have the key to taking your dreams to the next level. You may come across a lot of difficulty, but keep pushing on. As the saying goes “Slow, but steady wins the race”. That does not mean you should go slowly, move at your own pace, it is better to be slow but steady than to go fast and then crash in the end.
RULE #6 — NEVER GIVE UP
I think this rule is self-explanatory. Never give up on your dreams. Nobody said it was going to be a smooth ride, although it is for some. Keep fighting for that dream of yours and with time, you shall see it materialize.
I hope this article has been of help to you. Drop your comments below, let me know what you think