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Friday, November 17, 2006

Dream your way to Success

Have you ever dreamt of being a success? At some point in your life I imagine that you have probably dreamt of of being rich, or successful, or perhaps you just want to be happy with your life and your relationships.

Often, we have huge dreams and lofty aspirations, but unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up in our day-to-day living and only just get by just barely existing.

But guess what? Your life could be so much better, you just need to aim higher.

The most common problem to setting goals is negativity. Most of us get hung up thinking "It's too difficult" or "I can't do this" or "It's just impossible". If everyone thought like this, there would be no innovation and no breakthroughs or inventions.

If you limit yourself with self-doubt, you will never be able to break past what you deem impossible and if you aim too high without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to an impossible dream.

Try this simple exercise. Take a bit of paper and write down some of your goals in life. Under one header, list down things 'you know that you can do'. Under another header, write the things 'you may be able to do.' And under one more, list the things that that are 'impossible for you to do.'

Now take a look at what you have written down. Each day try to work towards the accomplishment the goals that are under things 'you know that you can do'. Tick them off once you have accomplished them. As you make progress in ticking off each of your goals under that heading, try working towards the goals that 'you might be able to do.'

Once you started to accomplish these goals you can start to move the goals that are under things that are 'impossible for you to do' into the list of things 'you might be able to do'. Break your goals down into smaller more managable pieces and write down the things that you need to do to achieve each piece.

As you step through this process, you will start to find that the goals you thought were impossible actually become easier to accomplish. Then you'll find that the impossible goals start to seem possible after all.

The technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic.

Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. If you want to accomplish your dreams, you have to expect a lot of hard work along the way.

So continue to dream! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. Be persistant and make small steps each day towards your goals. You will soon find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

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