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How to Achieve Your Dreams? A Writer’s Guide to Success - Part 1

Updated on August 17, 2020
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Arnaba is a self- motivated person who likes to seek, find and share various ways to stay motivated, optimistic, and pragmatic.

Introduction

Dreams are strange things, for some they are the driving force that keeps them going. On the contrary, its just a mere escape route from the hassles of life for others.

Which one are you among the above?

If you are among the second category then possibly this article is not for you. However, if you nodded yes for being in the first category then read on to dream on.

In this article, you will find a road map to re-engineer your mind to transform you from just a dreamer to an achiever.

No matter how small or big your dreams are, your belief and perseverance are what turns the table.

So, let’s not waste any more time and jump into the guide to achieve your dreams and success as a writer:

1. Dream It, Do It

Walt Disney once said, “if you can dream it, you can do it”.

And it is true, you have it in you to put in all your efforts and energy in pursuit of your dreams.

But to achieve dreams, first, you need to have a dream. So, dream on. Although remember what A.P.J Abdul Kalam said that dreams are not what you see while sleeping, they are something that does not allow you to sleep at all.

No matter how ambitious your dreams are. No matter how far fetched they seem to be. No matter how impossible they look like, keep believing in them till they seem as real as they can be. Strive hard and leave no stone unturned to turn them into a reality.

2. Just jump in, …begin!

One of the most critical parts of all is to start a journey. Once you have started, it gets easier. Even if it does not get easier, you will get the hang of it.

If you never get started, how can you ever expect to reach your destination? If you never start working on your dreams, how do you expect to achieve your dreams?

So, start now. Start, by turning your dreams into your goals. Start formulating plans and road maps to your goals. Start your research today and find out what you need to become or do to achieve your goal.

If your goal is to write a space fiction then start to read about space technology. Find your focal point. Start researching various books (fiction and non- fiction), blogs, articles, research papers and other sources to broaden your sphere of knowledge.

The trick to success is to start at this very moment. Once you start, you will know how it is to sail through the seas. Just dreaming about the life you want and not taking action is like sitting on the shore and wishing to feel the waves.

Therefore, start working on your book today.

Remember, getting started is hard but you will never achieve anything if you don’t start at all.

3. Now is the Time

Don’t wait for the perfect time to come because it won't. It won't until you believe it is the time.

Tomorrow is full of uncertainty. If you depend on tomorrow you will never reach anywhere. To reach your goals, you need to start today and believe that this is your moment.

There’s just one place in the world where success comes before work- the dictionary. In the real world, you have to strive today to achieve success tomorrow.

If you keep postponing to commence, you will lose the most precious thing in the world- time. Because Time will not wait for you. No time will seem perfect until you make it perfect.

If you think you have a lifetime to dream, work, strive, or achieve, then let me burst your bubble. Life is too short to depend on tomorrow.

Conclusion

Be confident about your dreams and get started today. If you wait too long, you will lose momentum.

While chasing your dreams is critical to create a clear road map and the zeal to devote the time and effort required. Not committing to your dreams will lead you to nothing. You will end up with nothing. Your dreams will become nothing but a fragment of your imagination.

Create a rough timeline. You can modify it a little if need be but don’t keep postponing your deadlines. Try to stick to your plans without any excuses.

If you intend to complete the research for your book in one month then ensure it is done within a month (give or take a few days).

Starting somewhere or the other is important. Whether you prefer to start writing some chapters first and then do the research based on your requirement. Or creating an outline of the book and create pointers for each chapter and then start writing the rough draft. It is all up to you.

So what are you waiting for? Start now. Write now. And make your dream a reality from now on.

So, let me ask you what is your dream? Are you ready to work on your dreams from today?

Let me know in the comment section below.

Until then, keeping dreaming.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Arnaba Saha

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    • Arnaba Saha profile imageAUTHOR

      Arnaba Saha 

      11 months ago from New Delhi

      Hey Nikhil! Yes, absolutely true. Procrastination is the root cause of failure apart from the self-doubt.

      Thanks for your well thought and insightful feedback. Keep reading and stay safe.

    • Arnaba Saha profile imageAUTHOR

      Arnaba Saha 

      11 months ago from New Delhi

      Hi Sowrabha, thanks for your appreciation. You made my day.

    • Sowrabha Mahesh profile image

      sowspeaks 

      11 months ago from Bengaluru

      Hi Arnaba, this article conveys such a sense of urgency that one feels impelled to take action. Good work!

    • Arnaba Saha profile imageAUTHOR

      Arnaba Saha 

      11 months ago from New Delhi

      Hi Danny,

      Thanks a lot for your appreciation.

      And yes, I agree, words said without following any concrete actions are meaningless.

      Thanks for dropping by. Wait for the next installment.

    • Danny Fernandes profile image

      Danny 

      11 months ago from India

      Well scripted Arnaba. I liked the concept of 'NOW'.

      An old adage which goes by this - Time and tide waits for none, so pick up your stuff and move now.

      There is power in action and magic in persistence.

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      Nikhil Sharma 

      11 months ago from India

      It is a well-thought-out article, Ms. Arnaba. You've clearly stated the importance of dreaming and imagination. Unless we start imagining what we really want from life, we wouldn't be able to find any purpose. There will never be a perfect time to start working on your dreams. So, as you said, we should start them now. No more procrastination. I enjoyed reading your hub.

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Marvelous. Well presented. I do not agree with all of it. For instance transcendental meditation my be a good exception to your general premise.

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