What is between you and your dreams? Probably one of the toughest questions to ask yourself is, âwhy am I not living the dream?â Do you foresee yourself starting a business or living a harmonious life in a dream city, what is stopping you? Is it lack of money? Are you waiting for next big break? I have heard every excuse in the book from people who complain about life and out of every 100 complaints, about only 1 of them was valid enough for me to not argue with them.
Nike says it, all successful entrepreneurs live it, and you are avoiding it. Stop hiding from the future and âjust do it.â Stop waiting for the moment for everything to be perfect, drop your books and set up an action plan to live your dream. It may take a bit of luck along the way, but hey, the journey is what makes the goal in mind worthwhile. If things came easily, we wouldnât appreciate anything.
Ask any entrepreneur if they waited for the opportunity to start a business or if they created the opportunity. I bet 99% of them created an opportunity from something they loved. Getting on the bike is the hardest part. Dick Costolo, founder of Feed Buner says, âthe key is to just get on the bike, and the key to getting on the bikeâ¦ is to stop thinking about âthere are a bunch of reasons I might fall offâ and just hop on and peddle the thing.â
Fear of Sacrifice
We all have to give up something to get to where we want. My entrepreneurial endeavors have taken a major toll on my personal life. Instead of working 8-5 and being able to spend time with friends, I work 8am-1am on my startup. Are you afraid of working hard? I donât believe in failures, I do believe there are people who arenât motivated because they havenât found their calling in life. Putting everything into something we love is worth itâ¦ if we truly love it.
Fear of Failure
Are you scared of your dream project failing? If you donât get behind the wheel you will never give yourself a chance to fail. Michael Jordan was once quoted saying, âI’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.â Putting yourself out there is the sauce to the stew.
Waiting For Everything to be Perfect?
The worst excuses Iâve ever heard are âthe time isnât right.â I hate to break it to you all, but the time will never be 100% perfect. There will not be a solar eclipse moment in time where the planets align, and set your business rolling. To get a successful dream accomplished, takes grind out work in inopportune times.
Keep the dream alive. Whether you are a 40 year-old mother wanting to blog or a an 18 year old college kid with hopes for Mars, the barriers to achieving our dreams are often high, but learning how to overcome barriers, truly changes the world. Our time is precious, so you shouldnât wait. Draft up an action plan today highlighting what you are doing to live the dream.
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Matt Krautstrunk is a writer and social entrepreneur, touching on topics ranging from social media marketing to postage meters for Resource Nation; and online resource providing purchasing advice for small business owners and entrepreneurs.