It takes a certain discipline to pursue our dreams and to keep the fire of our passions lit. This is especially true in a world where we can easily be sucked into complacency and distracted by what’s going on around us, and in our minds. We have to be the ones to check in with ourselves, our crafts and our surroundings to make sure that our focus remains a priority. So, here are 3 Keys Every Dreamer Needs to Know.
1. Start, Like Now
I was having a conversation with someone recently, and I mentioned that I had a blog. Her response was “Really? I always wanted to start a blog!” My immediate thought was girl, what’s stopping you?!
The answer to this question usually boils down to one thing: you. You are the one who holds the keys to the future life that you want to live. Even if you don’t know how something is going to turn out, so what! Face the fear, take the leap and do it anyway. We have to make it a habit to act now, or it’ll be way harder for us to accomplish things in the future. Sometimes the only way to get over ourselves and our thoughts is to simply start. Do that thing you’ve been wanting to do. Instead of being one of those people who say “I’ve always wanted to…” you’ll be able to say you’ve done it.
2. Keep Going, Keep Growing
When we don’t see immediate results, it’s easy to get discouraged. But what we have to keep in mind is the bigger picture. At the end of the day, every step taken is a step closer to where you need to be. We are the sum of our disciplines and actions, no one is going to get the job done for us so preparation is key. Choose to be in the habit of bettering your craft. In turn, you are placing your growth and your future entirely in your own hands. We never know when the next opportunity will come knocking. Don’t you want to be ready when it arrives?
3. Do What’s Best for Your Energy
Maintaining a positive mindset is no easy task, for each day we are faced with new challenges. New protagonists pop into our lives, Pessimistic Patties and Petty Peters, who try to slither their way into our most sacred place: our minds.
It’s time to let go of things that no longer serve our purpose. Oftentimes we hold on to people or situations that aren’t truly adding value to our lives, and in turn are taking away from our energy. Notice how you feel when you are around certain people or environments and pay attention to the conversations that you have. Are they positive and inspirational? Or are they filled with negativity and gossip? It’s beneficial to be mindful of what you’re absorbing on a regular basis because it has a way of creeping into our subconsciousness. Surround yourself with positivity; your energy will thank you later!
No more excuses, no more what if’s, no more wishing: just do it. Now is all we have! Turn your dream into action and become a doer. It’s never too late to try something new. Nor is it too late to pivot our passions into a different direction if we feel the time is right. As long we believe in our inner genius and continue to put ourselves out there, with one foot in front of the other and a smile on our face, there’s only one way to go from here: up.