I have been seeing many articles lately discussing the reasons so many people fail to chase their dreams and achieve success in life. These articles have really made me think. What is it that really prevents us from chasing our goals and having our dreams careers? And what are the biggest obstacles standing in everyone’s way? I believe the answer lies in doubt. I spent too many years doubting my abilities and living in fear of failure and this prevented me from pursuing a career I loved. This doesn’t have to be your story. You don’t need to be held prisoner by the fear in your mind! In this post, I am going to give you 5 secrets to help you chase your dreams and achieve success starting today! These helped me and I know they’ll help you too.
“A head full of fear has no space for dreams.” Anonymous
5 Secrets To Help You Chase Your Dreams And Achieve Success
KNOW HOW TO SET GOALS
Goal setting has to be the fastest routes to achieving success I have ever come across. To chase your dreams, you must have a goal as this sets the tone for your entire journey. What is it that you want to achieve?
How do you see yourself getting there? Will it make an impact in the world? Think really hard about these things. I had to do ALOT of thinking.
Know how to make the “right” goals that will get you from point A to point B. The best way to do so is to set SMART goals. I mentioned in my previous post that you need to build a roadmap.
To unlock the power of a SMART goal your goal needs to challenge you and your ability. It needs to push you to be greater than you were and it must never be something you will lose interest in because it’s too easy.
I made the mistake of setting super easy goals and they got me nowhere. Please don’t make the same mistake I did.
The easiest goals in life aren't always the best ones to pursue. If a goal doesn't stretch you then it will most definitely bore you Click To Tweet
BE COMMITTED TO YOUR GOAL
You need to be committed to your goal. It is very easy for us to have dreams and to want to be successful, but if you aren’t committed to achieving your goals then you will get nowhere.
When I first started out on this blogging journey, I wanted to crush my goals and become a successful woman. I didn’t realize though that it would take so much work, lol.
This completely threw me off. Sometimes I really wanted to give up, but I stood my ground and I stuck with it.
The same goes for you. There’s a Jamaican saying that goes “If you want good you nose affi run.” This means that if you want to achieve great things and become a successful person then you need to do your best to be committed and to consistently put in the work that is required to progress along your road to success.
You're doomed before you begin if you aren't committed to your dreams. Click To Tweet
HAVE FUN ON YOUR PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
When you set out to chase your dreams and achieve success, I can bet that you wanted to have fun along the way. Yet somewhere between working too many late nights and never seeing your friends, the dream became less of a dream and more of a nightmare.
I am speaking from experience, and I know this can be hard.
To prevent this from happening, please relax a little bit and have some fun. The moment your goals and dreams become a chore and lose their appeal, you’re doing something wrong. No matter how much work you’re doing or how stressful it becomes it should never stop being fun.
Make it a priority to reward yourself as you make progress. This was the best piece of business advice I have ever gotten. There were days when I felt like it was too hard so I stopped and took a break for a bit, played a game and made myself laugh.
I also ensured that I would reward small successes such as achieving 1000 page views then 10000 page views monthly.
Those figures might seem small to many, but I’ve learned that small wins can have huge impacts.
If you genuinely aren't happy about what you are doing, then sorry, but you're not successful. Click To Tweet
FOCUS ON YOURSELF AND YOUR JOURNEY
I once had a friend of mine tell me to never compare my chapter one with someone else’s chapter 5. This is so true especially now when everyone is posting their monthly income and saying how they’re making all this money while you have yet to figure out what goals to set. I struggled with accepting this piece of advice for months!!
As I said here, please stop comparing yourself to other people. I will go even further to say that as much as is possible skip those income reports that people post unless it is absolutely necessary for research.
You don’t need to read about how one person made $5,000 last month if they won’t tell you how or can’t break down their methods.
Don’t spend your time watching someone else’s journey and then lose sight of your own. When you decided to chase your dreams and achieve success, you knew it wouldn’t be easy so just keep at it.
Keep working on your goals. Continue putting in the work and the success will come. Your audience will find you!
No two journeys are alike so keep your eyes on your prize and your destination. Click To Tweet
PERFECTION ISN’T YOUR GOAL
When you’re looking for perfection in chasing your dreams, this is the quickest way to fail. I am so sorry to have to tell you that. No-one is perfect and even though we’d like to ignore our flaws, they are there and that’s what makes us unique.
I have been told time and time again that perfection is actually procrastination embedded in fear. This fear causes us to push our deadlines further and further back until we’ve lost all momentum.
It took me way too long to start my YouTube channel and the main reason was that I wanted my videos to be perfect.
The truth is no-one is completely capable in every single thing they strive for. We will all make mistakes, and we will all mess up at some point. It isn’t about constantly waiting until just the perfect moment to chase your dreams, it is about taking the leap and working your way to success.
The need for perfectionism makes us obsessed with how good we are right now instead of focusing on just how much better we can become. Click To Tweet
KEEP CHASING YOUR DREAMS
That was such a long read, wasn’t it? But I am glad you got this far. Honestly, my number one piece of advice when it comes to chasing your dreams is to be consistent. You can follow every tip that I have mentioned, but do them whenever you feel like it, and end up failing.
Consistency is the key and once you discover that key and use it, you’ll be on your way in no time. Keep chasing your dreams. Climb those mountains and kick butt on the way there. I’ll see you in the success columns!
If you enjoyed reading my 5 secrets to chase your dreams and achieve success, you would benefit from reading these tips on how to redesign your life and take complete control or this guide to help you start your very own blog like the boss you are.
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Until next time. Peace, love and prayers.