You have to pay the price. You will find that everything in life exacts a price, and you will have to decide whether the price is worth the prize.Sam Nunn
Maybe it’s a dream or a goal you would like to achieve.
A business venture or project you’ve always visualised.
You’ve always wanted to break away from your tedious 9-5 job. You find it draining and boring but you just don’t know where to start. You have this brilliant idea to help you escape this mundane lifestyle. You really want to work on that project, that vision, that goal. You believe it will supercharge your life.
But, fear of the unknown paralyses you. Fear of uncertainty. Your mind is clouded. Negative voices are screaming in your head. Voices of fear. You know that pursuing your vision means walking into uncharted waters. You’re scared. You’re petrified. And….this is normal.
You need to overcome the fear of uncertainty. Have confidence in your abilities. Believe in yourself. Believe you can do it. Be positive. Your perception is important. Your perception will determine whether or not you’ll courageously take on these uncharted waters or sit back and wallow in your comfort zone.
What is the cost of following your dream? What odds are stacked against you? This is called counting the cost – before you make a decision. What are the consequences of your decision? In what ways is this decision going to affect you or your loved ones? Count the cost.
You will have odds against you. But these odds can be conquered – and you can. Be realistic in your assessment. Have realistic expectations. Do not blindly dive into things that you’ll later regret.
There’s nothing wrong with having big dreams. But don’t let that big dream overwhelm you. Do not drag yourself into a situation that plunges you into sorrow and distress. A situation that leaves you bogged down with demands of an ‘outrageous’ and unrealistic dream.
Breakdown your vision/dream into small achievable steps. Work towards your vision one step at a time and build momentum as you go. Eventually you’ll achieve your vision and live the life you’ve always dreamed of – without losing your mind.
The following simple steps will show you how to get started with your vision and supercharge your life without losing your mind.
1.Are you prepped for victory?
It starts with you. Your attitude. Your actions.
Show that you have the right mindset towards your vision. Have you developed good habits? Habits that enable you to take control of situations that arise in your life. Are you empowered? Have you developed resilience along the way?
Having overcome some difficult situations in life empowers you. It develops resilience in you. You’ll have the faith and tenacity to go for your desired lifestyle.
Things will get thrown at you. Odds will be stacked against you but the strength and courage you’ve developed will see you through the difficult times. Hold on to your belief. Stay positive in your perception. Speak only what you’d like to see happen in your life.
Avoid negativity. Do not let fear get in the way of what you’re trying to achieve. Do not let your mind work against you. Stay focused on the prize. Work tirelessly towards your goal until you have it.
Your attitude, your mindset, your perception have everything to do with how your quest for your desired lifestyle turns out. Have the right mindset.
2.Enhance your commitment with single-mindedness
If you’re committed and single-minded in achieving your goal, you’ll not only have the courage to start the task but you’ll surely finish the task at hand.
When you’re committed and determined to achieve a goal, no amount of opposition will stop you. No pressure or naysayers will stand in your way. Be brave. Be courageous. Remain persistent with your goal.
Single-mindedness means focusing on one thing only. Stay focused on the task at hand. Make the right choices. Fruitful choices. Choices that help you achieve your desired goal.
Being single-minded will help you achieve your goal. Single-mindedness fires you up to stay the course. Remain firm and grounded in your belief.
3.What are you waiting for? Start now!
Wait a minute….
Do not bite more than you can chew. Start small. Remember, break it down into small achievable chunks. Do not wait for conditions to be perfect before you can start. That’s not going to happen – you’ll wait forever. Start now! – you’ll perfect things along the way.
Do not be scared of the unknown. Take that step of faith and jump. Just start – no matter what! Do not listen to the negative voices in your head. The voices of fear telling you it’s too hard. Telling you, you can’t make it.
Start that project now. Start that business now. You’ll be surprised to find that it’s not as horrendous as you’d imagined. You don’t have to understand everything before you start. It’ll gradually become clear as you go. The sooner you start the better.
Be organised. Be willing to do things that you may not enjoy doing. Things that are difficult to do like waking up early and working odd hours of the day. Work on your vision and give it everything you have. Do not be discouraged. Do not be disheartened. Do not give up – no matter what.
Live life to the full