How to Achieve Your Dreams? A Writer’s Guide to Success - Part 3
Dreams are like seeds. You can either sow and nurture them to grow into beautiful lush green plants with fruits and flowers or do nothing and let them dry out.
Every dream has the potential to become a reality only if you have the courage and tenacity to work on them. Although without your efforts they are nothing but a figment of your imagination.
Imagine you want to write a book. You have several unique and brilliant ideas to incorporate in your book. However, you never actually start to write it. How do you think the book will come to existence if you do not work on it? Your book will remain a dream if you do not commit to strive hard.
Many people start working on their dreams yet they fail to achieve them. Do you know why? Because they don’t know how to reach their goal. They don’t release what it takes to become successful. They lose momentum. Eventually, they would deviate from their dreams.
Here, comes the importance of taking action and perseverance.
In this article, you will know what it takes to pursue your dreams. Yes, it is not a bed of rose petals but it’s not impossible either. Learning the ways to overcome the hindrances that block your path is crucial and that’s what we will discuss here.
With any ado, here’s the last installment of “how to achieve your dreams- a writer’s guide to success” series.
1. Make It Happen
Now, if you really want to achieve something in life then you have to get it yourself. That’s the rule. No one is going to get things done on your behalf. If they could do, they would have done it for themselves.
Admiring the success of successful people is good but try to see through their hard work as well. Behind every accomplishment of theirs was immensely hard work and the zeal to achieve. They went out to make things happen for them. They didn’t wait for anybody else. Why would you wait then?
If something is not coming your way then start walking towards it. It’s as simple as that.
In life, nothing good comes easily, you have to strive for it. You have to make conscious decisions and effective actions to achieve them. Rather, earn them.
Opportunities are lying out there. If you don’t seek them, find them, and pounce on them then someone else will do.
You might have dreamed of writing the book since you watched star wars. Read and watched every book, comic, movies, and television series written or made in the world.
Ask yourself, what is stopping you from writing your dream? Rather ask, what are you waiting for?
Go and get things done. Face your obstacles, don’t just dodge them temporarily. Make solid plans to solve them permanently. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you. Start working on your book. Jot down every idea that hits you or the concepts you would like to explore in your book. Go and make it happen for you.
2. Risk, Risk It All!
It is easier said than done. but nothing comes free in this world. You have to pay the price for everything you own in this world, in your life.
If you are not ready to pay the price in full then you won't have your dream turn into a reality in full. It would be like a half baked cake, which you neither be able to eat nor throw it away.
If you are not ready to give in everything to your dreams then how do you expect your dreams to stick to you?
Dedicate the time and effort that your book deserves. Write with intent, determination, and dedication. Make every word count. Covey every word means the world to you.
If you are not ready to dedicate or risk your time for your book then why would anybody in the world care to spend time with your book?
So, write. Write to make your imagination come true. Write to make your story, their story. Write to connect your passion (for space technology) with their passion.
Remember, Moreover, if you never try, you will never know.
3. Beat the Challenge
If you expect the journey to fulfill your dreams would be a bed of flower petals then you are still in your dreams. In order to transform your dreams into reality, you have to work hard and overcome all the obstacles.
Every successful person across the world had to surpass hundreds of hurdles before being called successful. You won't be able to achieve your dreams in one day but your everyday hard work will help you succeed one day.
Try to see every challenge as an opportunity. Only the people who recognized every challenge as an opportunity were able to succeed. You know why?
Because challenges help you explore the hidden potential you were unaware of. Now, if you shy away from challenges then you will never be able to discover your utmost potential. Letting go of opportunities is the biggest risk you will ever take in your life.
You will find not a single book that says, writing a book is a cakewalk. But obviously, it’s not impossible because hundreds and thousands of people have already done it.
Obstacles will come your way and that’s life. From the lack of resources and references to writer’s block; every day is a new challenge with its unique hurdles. Naturally, you have to work your way out of your troubles. That’s what successful people do.
4.There Will Be No Regrets
Live your life in such a way that when reach the end, you have failures and achievements but not regrets.
Chalk out every step in your life in such a way that even if you miss the moon, you at least land on the stars.
Complete your book. It doesn’t matter if its a success or a failure. At least you have tried.
Now try, again. Now analyze your mistakes and work on them. Try to avoid them in your next endeavor.
Once you invest all your time, energy, and effort in pursuit of your dreams you will have the satisfaction, content, and stories of 100 failures followed by one great success.
Who knows, one day you might write a book on your failures and achievements. However, the trick is to keep trying until you achieve success.
The most regretful thing is not the failure we face when we start something new in life but the lack of courage to start at all.
In the end, you might prefer to regret the things you did rather than the things you didn’t.
Dreams are the driving force that gives meaning to your life and existence. Without them, you will be like a ship sailing without a destination.
Find a dream to live for and turn it into your goal of life. don’t waste your time thinking “what if you fail” rather invest your energy on thinking “what if you succeed.”
How can you expect positive results if you keep harboring negative thoughts in your mind? Get rid f them and try to redirect your focus on your plans and every small step that will get you closer to your dreams.
Hard work never goes waste. It will either make your victorious or virtuous.
Never leave any stone unturned when you are pursuing your dreams. In the end, either you will have lots of success stories tell or lots of regrets to live with.
What are you waiting for?
Dream, plan, pursue, persevere, and have patience.
P.S.- If you would like to add your ideas on how to achieve your dreams or something that had helped you in past in the same then let me know in the comment section below.
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.
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