We all have them, after all. Everybody, every single one of us, has a good idea - hell, probably even a great idea - from time to time. The ideas and the dreams, though? That's the easy part. The hard part is making that shit happen.
If you're anything like me, it all starts to fall apart for you in the space between the idea, or dream, and reality. But it's that space, my friends, where the action happens; where we take our dreams and bright ideas and make them...
So, what kind of 'ACTION' am I talking about?
Umm... no, not that kind of action. Get your mind out of the gutter. This ain't that kind of website!
I'm talking about the actions that we can use to take our...
and make them...
Well then, what are some of those actions?
There are so many answers to this question. Seriously. I could create an entire blog series around this one question and write a post about each answer...
(Excuse me while I file that away for future reference in my content calendar.)
For the sake of keeping things simple, I'm going share my 5 favorite tips for getting after your dreams and making them reality. These are the things that help me stay on track as I pursue my dreams.
1.) Write it down.
And I don't mean type it into the notes app on your phone. Nope. I mean pick up a pen and write the words on actual paper. You can type it up neat and pretty later; but for now, write that shit down. Clearly state your desired outcome. If you're feeling extra punchy, start listing out the initial steps you can take to get the ball rolling.
Guess what? That bright idea? Your dream? It just became a goal. See what we did there?
Review that list regularly and add to it or revise as needed.
2.) Decide to go for it & commit to it.
As Henry Ford once said, " Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right."
Consistency breeds results... Fall down seven times; get up eight... I could keep going, but I'm betting you're picking up what I'm laying down.
3.) Keep learning.
Read. Listen to podcasts. Watch videos. Stalk successful social media accounts. Visit websites. Engage with people who can teach you things. Do all of this.
4.) Listen to Music.
Nothing gets me going more than a great playlist. I can do do anything if I have a killer soundtrack in the background. There are hundreds, probably thousands of motivational playlists out there.
I recommend creating your own to keep the momentum going. There's nothing worse than vibin' to sweet jams only to have the moment ruined by that one song that reminds you of that jerk that broke your heart back in the day.
You can check out Spotify's list of the All-Time Top 20 Most Motivational Songs if you need some help getting started. I'd be happy to share my epic motivational playlist if y'all are interested - but I warn you, it's eclectic AF.
5.) Ask for help.
This is a hard one for me. I'm used to being the go-to person when other people need assistance. Asking for help myself is something I'm still learning how to do gracefully. I do it though... or I'm trying to. If this is a hard one for you too, just remind yourself that people love sharing their knowledge. I know I get a little charge when someone asks me for my opinion or advice. Don't you?
There you go. My top five tips for getting after your dreams making them happen. I hope you find this list helpful. I'd love to know what tips you have for making your dreams become reality. Leave a comment below and let me know.