I know I’m not the only one who stares off into space about a life I could only dream about and then quickly have to bring myself back to reality because there is no way I could ever get there. And if I could get there, how? Want the obvious truth? Work for it, sis. Everything that you dream about having is possible because it exists.
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We’re told that God often reveals things to us in our dreams while we’re sleeping but who’s to say that us having that vision isn’t Him showing us where we will end up in life as well? Sometimes it’s okay to listen to that voice inside your head telling you to take that leap of faith and just do it. I’ve come up with a little list of things you can do to jumpstart your plan to turn your dreams into goals.
Make it clear to yourself what it is you want and write it down. Put it in a clear spot that you will see everyday! It could be a post it note on your bathroom mirror or in your car, a lock screen, or even a vision board. I created a small one at an event and it sits on my night stand so its the first and last thing I really see in the day and it helps. This will help to create and instill a mindset of “I’m getting everything coming to me”.
2. Your surroundings
What you surround yourself with is what you become. Now I know most of us don’t personally know any millionaires but we all know someone who is trying to get there like you. Befriend them and make them your accountablity partner, meaning ya’ll will check on each other from time to time to ensure you’re both still doing what you can to reach that goals. Make sure everyone in your life is a positive force and want to see you excel. Give yourself a little area in your house where you go to focus on accomplishing all that you set out to do.
3. Invest in yourself
Unfortunately, we live in a world where to better yourself, you have to push out some coins but that’s okay, if it’s what you truly want, it’s worth it. Get the book about changing your mindset or work ethic or pay the $15 for a webinar hosted by a successor because they will give you tips on how to really get to the top. Spend time really researching the topic, understand the ins and outs and don’t be afraid to ask for help. People are out here who started where you are now and they’re offering their help, take it.
4. Patience is key
A little clichè thing I always tell myself is “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. It keeps me grounded when I feel like things aren’t moving or going fast enough for my liking. I want to be like New Orlean native Supa Cent and make a million dollars in 90 minutes with her beauty collection but in order to get there, I have to be patient and put in the work and wait for my time to shine.
5. Self Motivation
You’re your biggest supporter and only you understand how bad you want it. You can have all the goals in the world but the second you stop working for them, it becomes a dream again. When you go to work for someone else, you’re making their money. When you get home, you need to begin working on how to make your money. If you don’t, you’re just simply uninspired and unmotivated.
These little tips are just building blocks to your success and can be used in all aspects of your life, not just business wise. If you’re struggling mentally, this can help. Students who are also struggling, let this be an encouragment to you as well. We all want what’s supposed to be ours and I’m going to make sure we all get there, one step at a time.