“While I as a south Indian will have my dinner, I will also keep the barter ready for the dosa for the next day’s breakfast”, quipped a friend. And that is what is called planning.
If you have have wishes unfulfilled, dreams not yet realized and if that frustrates you, then you should keep your barter ready for the tomorrow that comes your way.
So, let me ask you. What dreams have you? Become stinking rich, be powerful, enjoy fame and attention, possess a great physique, set a world record or get up early for that morning walk?
What ever your dreams be, whatever your wishes are, you need to start some where, some time soon, to work on getting them become real.
Say for instance, your dream is to found a great institution of learning. Then you should ask your self what have you done to actualize it?
Have you contacted a few school owners to understand how they went about setting up their schools?
Have you discussed with your friends to find out what is there expectation from a great place of learning?
Do you follow the latest regulations and reforms happening in the field?
Or at least have you thought about the best players in the market?
Do not waste your precious time to act by sitting on the fence.
Do not be afraid of failures.
Remember no body can take away your learning in the event of your failure.
Here’s what I learnt.
# Start somewhere, anywhere, but start.
Make your to do list, meet up with like-minded people, dream, write your idea down, talk about it with passion and enthusiasm and the universe helps you begin your journey towards your goal.
# Spend time visualizing you achieving your goal.
Sit back and dream. Yes live your dream in your dream. Live it out. Relish being where you want the way you want with who ever you want in your head. As Vivekananda said, ” Take up idea, make that idea your life- think of it, dream of it. Live on it” and the idea or the dream is a reality.
# Chunk your grand wish into small palatable pieces.
Break up your goal into tiny little tasks to be done on a daily basis. Let me tell you here, that it is my ambition to become a writer that got me to blogging. As I put up my blogs, I know I am getting there sooner or later. And it helps to know that I am getting better at writing by the day:-)
# Commit on a daily basis
Be committed to your goal by checking whether you are on track. The chunking of your larger goal is what you should help you to stay committed. Don’t forget to compliment yourself on doing it. May be you can go out with yourself to a movie or coffee date.
# Respect the fact that time is a limited commodity
When we realize that life and time itself is a limited commodity, our priorities become clearer and we do sort of start working towards them. For instance, if you are aiming to get on to that favorite television show of yours, your time is certainly running out. If you are planning to get fit and then look around for your partner, well, seriously, fitness is not something that deserves to be kept for another day.
# Stay focused but be relaxed
No journey to greatness can be made possible without the right mindset. Stay on track but enjoy your journey. Don’t get stressed out because your time in the sun is not right now. And don’t worry that some body else is basking in glory.
Believe me, your great time is on its way!
Here is to actualizing your dream, three cheers!
What are you waiting for?
Go, get going!!!