There are so many reasons that our dreams and goals disappear, never to be seen or thought of again…until someone else does something with it, that is. The one reason I’m going to address here is our inability to commit. What we should do and what we don’t do often, if at all is build a relationship with our goals and dreams; get personal and learn what it will take to make it happen.
Effort must be put forth so that it can meet dedication. This combination is the fuel that will drive you to the victory. Just like any relationship there are going to be some good times, as well as not-so-good times, but if you bail when the going gets rough, how will you know what the outcome would’ve or could’ve been? You won’t be able to. Sorry. You should have stuck it out a little longer. How bad do you want to see your dream come to fruition?
Assuming you are now willing to see your connection to your goals as a relationship, think about this: there are counselors available to help you overcome barriers in your relationships with spouses, partners, family, co-workers, etc. It would prove beneficial if you pumped your breaks when things get difficult, back away from the issue(s) and seek advice from someone who has “been there and done that.” Surround yourself with encouraging people; people knowledgeable in the area your goals are driving toward.
Be protective of your vision and spend more time “being” about it, rather than “talking” about it to those who cannot help catapult you, nor understand what you are talking about in the first place. If you are in the growing business, you are in the showing business. Somewhere down the line you became aware that spending time doing things that aren’t helping you further along was a surefire detriment; a setback. No matter how great or small the setback, it was just that…a setback.
If and when you hit an obstacle…appreciate its presence and not curse it for it is giving you time to reflect. It is providing you an opportunity to check your progress, and notice if you are on schedule with your timeline or not. Dare to be different in your approach but don’t forget that there is no purpose in reinventing the wheel. Let your innovativeness be just the right amount of shine the rims needed 😉
Don’t treat your dreams like a one night stand. Aim for a commitment and if all else fails and it just doesn’t work out after you have put forth your absolute best, keep a positive attitude when you part ways and take the lessons learned with you to your next endeavor. At the end of the day it is always about “how” you deal with things; “how” you manage your life and your love. Now, go forth and be prosperous!