Achieving your dreams

How Badly Do You Want Your Dreams to Come True?

We all have dreams that we would love to come true. Personally, I would like to be a famous basketball star, fly to the moon, and breakdance across the Great Wall of China.

Sadly, not all of our dreams are likely to come true. Some of them were maybe impossible to start with but some of them we could have had a go at if we had tried harder (how difficult can it be to learn how to breakdance and then fly to China?).

What about your own dreams? Do you want them badly enough to make them eventually come true?

Bad Enough to Make Some Sacrifices?

Most dreams require some sort of sacrifice in order for them to come true. Just check out the life story of any rich and famous person and you will probably find a tale of them giving something up in order to achieve what they were after.

In the case of those dreams of mine I mentioned earlier, I could have trained every hour of the day to be a basketball player or an astronaut if it had really inspired me enough to do so.

If you have a dream then just ask yourself one question; what would I genuinely sacrifice to make this happen? The answer to that question will tell you exactly how bad you really want it.

Bad Enough to Work Harder?

In some cases, working harder could be what you need to do to make the dream come true. Maybe by taking on a second job you could afford to buy that car or that iPhone, or take that round the world trip.

There are few things more satisfying in life than buying something that you desperately wanted by making a terrific effort like this. It could also encourage you to carry on working hard to get something else in the future.

How much extra would you need to work to make a dream come true? It might not be as much as you think.

Bad Enough to Take Some Chances?

Have you ever wanted something badly but just didn’t know how to achieve it in a sensible way? Hey, maybe you could try a not-very-sensible way instead.

I have been in this situation before and I found out that taking some chances can work wonders. Giving up a job without having a replacement lined up and moving to another country full of hope and expectation turned out to be great moves for me.

Of course, it is best to have a backup plan in case things don’t work out as expected. However there may be situations in which you simply have to take a big chance if you want to achieve a dream.

Bad Enough to Keep on Trying and Waiting?

Not all dreams can come true with the snap of your fingers. In some cases you might have to keep trying and waiting for years or even decades to achieve what you are after.

Do you have the patience and the determination necessary to keep on dreaming and keep on trying for all this time? Many people allow their dreams to fade away simply because they can’t carry on trying and holding on for long enough.

If you are struggling like this then consider the fact that you will have the rest of your life to enjoy whatever it is that is taking you so long to achieve. Also, if you can hang in there just a bit longer then you might just get the results quicker than you had anticipated.

Is there something that you currently want badly? Do you think that you will be able to see it through to the end?

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One Response to How Badly Do You Want Your Dreams to Come True?

  1. Nicely written, some real truths in here. Dreams aren’t meant to be easy, that’s why they’re dreams! Doesn’t mean they can’t come true though. Like you say it only needs real hard work, determination and sacrifice. And enough of each to see it through. If I’m completely honest, I think my dream just looks like retiring, as young and wealthy as possible to a nice beach with a golf course nearby and a garage full of my favourite cars. And of course my wonderful fiancée! Definitely wouldn’t turn doing being a professional racing driver though haha!

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