When did you start shaping your dreams? And when did you realize that you are hindering them from manifesting into reality? Success is a long-term process of achieving your dream, not an instant event that happens overnight. It has a series of trial and errors and many seasons of sunshine and chaos. That’s what makes it a challenge and that’s what makes it very difficult for some people. But did you know that successful people accomplished what they have right now because they perceive things differently? Different from the majority that confines themselves in a system that leads them to nowhere, a system that leads them to believe that others’ opinions are always right, a system that basically kills their dreams?
Never let that structure interfere with your aspirations! It is time to know the biggest DREAM killers and start avoiding them.
1. Trying to avoid failure
This is the most difficult thing to outlast. We are encased in a mindset that if you know you can’t do it, then don’t try it! But actually, that is a one-way ticket to fail in life. Failure is nothing compared to regret. It is better to make mistakes from time to time, learn from it, earn new experiences and grow. Keep going until you make it.
2. Fear of success
Humans are tribal entities, they need other people to survive and enjoy life. That’s why some people choose not to soar higher than their peers or family members because of the fear of being an outcast and fear of being judged by others. But this is the reason why some people live with a feeling of regret and incompleteness; they failed to reach something that they know they are capable of because of their worry of being alone.
Success requires courage to walk the road alone if you have to, and that’s okay! You will meet people that will be happy for you in the process and you will come to know who among the people you have in your present relationships will stay and be proud of what you are becoming.
3. Succumbing into excuses
Did you ever tell yourself a ton of excuses until you end up not doing anything at all? Statements such as: “I can’t find any inspiration” or “It’s difficult to stay motivated” are some of the alibis we tell ourselves to get away from striving for our dreams. Always find ways to stay focused and inspired. For example you are having an art block but at the same time you really wanted to expand your portfolio, visit sites like Instagram or Pinterest to find inspiration in order to drive you to reach for your goal! Reassuring yourself with the thought of doing it next time when you’re ready won’t help.
Do something in order for you to be ready! Work it until you make it.
4. Lack of discipline
Discipline and consistency are what makes a person SUCCESSFUL. As stated above, success is a long-term process of reaching your goals, thus, you have to be consistent and decisive. You must commit and work for your dreams every single day and make it a priority. Never sleep on your goals, keep on working hard. And when you notice progress? Work twice as hard! Set new goals, keep a positive mindset all the time and maintain them. That is what you call success.
5. Low self-esteem in a toxic environment
If you think lowly of yourself, you’re not just killing your dream, you are getting rid of the opportunities that you can grab to reach your full potential. If you worry about what others would think, remind yourself that you don’t need other people’s approval to start acting on your dreams. Change your routine or change your environment if you have to. Surround yourself with positive people and try to invest in books or eBooks about self-development. Read and apply it in your life.
Most of all, you must appreciate yourself. Find that fire inside you that tells you to strive for the best of you, that you are doing great and you are in the perfect timing. You are your number one supporter, continue to be zealous!
When you think too much, you end up being exhausted about the thought of doing it and it leads you to resort to another plan. Of course, you want to be absolute before taking any action but overanalyzing it? That’s a big dream killer, it won’t get you anywhere. Make a systematic plan wherein you lay out the process step-by-step, including your back-up plans and execute it. When something goes wrong? That’s when you unleash your creativity and keep on going! Never think about it too much, sitting and thinking without action will remain stagnant. Start putting your goals into reality!
7. Forbidding growth
Successful people never stopped learning. In fact, they are lifetime learners who know how to execute what they have gained from reading and studying. Always keep on trying new things, read books and watch informational videos in order to expand your knowledge. Seek new experiences to hone your abilities and discover new things about yourself. There are countless possibilities, so go out there and challenge yourself!
Plans must be taken into action and dreams must be turned into reality! Ideas without execution will remain dormant. You don’t know what is waiting for you if you start living up to your dream… DREAMS are not meant to be killed, they are meant to be earned and achieved.