This is a step-by-step process on how to achieve everything you really want out of life. More than anything what we want in life is to be happy. How can we do that when we’re working a job we hate, and we have it ingrained in our heads that our dreams are unrealistic? I just quit my job to try and make it doing what I love, and it was the best decision I ever made. I’m not making a whole lot, but I can see that it will grow in time. I’m doing it. You can too.
This is the most important step because you will never get anywhere unless you decide you are going to do it. Make the conscious decision to do whatever it takes to achieve your dream. It might mean quitting your job. It might mean working on your dream as soon as you get home from your job, and then going to bed and repeating all that, but decide that you will do it.
Commit your time to it. Obviously you don’t want to commit all your time, but you need to commit a solid portion of your time consistently. It needs to be everyday and especially on the weekends, but you also need to give yourself a break now and then.
This is the hard part for most. Live it, breathe it, do it.
I once heard a professional football coach say, “You have to want it more than you want to breath.” I’m not sure that anyone feels that strongly about his or her dream. If they do, well good for them, but I think this quote means something more along these lines. When you’re at work be thinking about how you will utilize your time after work. Discuss it with others for positive motivation. Find others that share the same dream, and feed off of their motivation as well. Train yourself to want it. Then do it. Put the time in. Grind! We have greatness in us. We just need to grind it out sometimes.
Push through the burn out.
This is something we all struggle with. There will be a lot of failure. There will be a lot of discouragement. Accept that fact right now. There will come a time when you get sick of your dream. I’m at that point myself, but if you can push through that. Continue even when you don’t want to you will come out on the other side happier than ever that you stuck with it. I have a buddy on the cusp of becoming a professional cross fitter. He’s 21. I’m proud of him, and he was the one that gave me that little pearl of advice.
We all have it in us. In the end it’s a matter of courage. Do you have what it takes to look adversity in the eye?