- November 21, 2015
- Posted by: nathanwebster
- Category: Consulting
A child may hear “chase your dream” with great spunk and adventure as if they can find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If an adult were to hear the same statement, he or she would probably Google it and see if there’s a shortcut. Some may have the same enthusiasm as the child. Others may see chasing their dream as a nightmare plagued with skepticism, fear, and darkness.
I don’t believe there’s a blanket statement to encompass everyone. In my experience, that statement typically transforms into a question. Depending on the person, “chasing” is either too much work or the value isn’t worth the chase. For the bold ones who do decide to chase, they’re “Gung Ho” about it and ready to conquer the world. In essence, one decides to either believe in their dream or don’t believe.
Why aren’t more chasing our dreams and ready to conquer the world with our ideas, creativity, ingenuity, and passion?
My personal belief is fear.
There is trepidation when chasing the dream is unknown. Not everyone has a dream to chase or having a vision of anything better. Some don’t believe in having hope. The opportunity to chase a dream may have never been planted, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late.
Don’t be scared to push your boundaries and limits. Take one step at a time. This isn’t a sprint. It’s okay to fail forward.
Your dream isn’t ever going to stop expanding, so dream big. Your dream should be so big that you even doubt it during its inception. Therefore, understand you need to have the endurance for this journey. Expect the opposite of instant or immediate. Results will take time.
Focus on Your Outcomes
The first outcome to implement once your committed is to remove any and all distractions if possible. This includes anyone who doesn’t give constructive criticism, listens intently, and believes in your abilities. Until those people are out of your life, I’d be careful and wary of any of their advice. While you’re trying to impress them, they’re laughing and gossiping behind your back. Not everyone is going to be a fan of your dream. Therefore, guard yourself.
Once the right people are in place (your first achieved result), start surrounding yourself with people who are in support of you and your dream. Don’t let anyone steer you away from what you believe in your heart is right. Chasing your dream will take help, but the bulk of it is an individual effort. Chase your dream. Let me say it again, chase your dream!
While your chase, run until your ideas begin to intersect. Chase those ideas until they morph until tangible plans. Continue your chase when they become entangled with tangible proof of consumer demand. As you chase your dream, the answers should appear when action is applied. Without action, there’s no progress.
Whenever you get stuck, remember that feeling of success. Renew that joy. Continue to chase with a more new aggressive, eager energy. Last but not least, you mustn’t quit.
Chase your dream my friend- happy chasing!
ICYMI- I’m Ubering because my business needs cash. I’m chasing my dream too. It’s not going to happen overnight or charity. Put in the work.
I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.
Nathan A. Webster, MBA
Marketing Consultant & Marketing Professor
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