Finding the Drive to Reach Your Dreams

By: SusanE
Reaching your dreams takes plenty of hard work, and it can be difficult to find the energy to keep working toward them when things start to go wrong. Adversity and time can both take their toll on you, making you doubt whether your goals and dreams can actually be reached at all. There is a power inside of you, however, that you can unlock to give you the drive that you need to get past the rough spots; once you realize how to access this personal powerhouse of yours, you'll wonder why you ever had problems keeping your motivation and drive before.

Realizing What You Can Do
Before you can reach your dreams, you need to understand that there are limits to what you can do at one time. This doesn't mean that you should limit yourself, of course; it actually means the opposite, as once you know your limitations then you can learn how to overcome them. Consider the skills and talents that you have and which you have practiced and honed over the years. Even those skills which seem so commonplace to you… there are others in the world who have a need for those skills, and by providing them you may be able to start working your way from something so commonplace to other things that are much more specific (and much more in line with your dreams.)

Never Expecting More than You Can Do
Another important part of realizing what your limitations are is knowing when you would be crossing them so that you can avoid that situation. If you know in advance that you're not going to be able to handle a specific job or task, don't be afraid to try and get assistance as you need it. Many people don't like to admit their limitations or that they need help, but if you did the same then all that you would do is end up hurting yourself or hindering your dreams in the long run. It may require that you swallow your pride at first, but as you get used to working with others or getting additional assistance as you need it you'll realize that the "weakness" you thought you would display is actually a strength since now you can get the job done the right way.

Watching the Big Picture
One of the keys of being able to reach your dreams is to always be able to keep the big picture in mind. Never lose sight of your dreams or your major goals… that way you always know the end result that you're working towards. You will also know what milestones you need to reach to advance those goals and dreams, and from there you can begin looking at what it will take to reach those milestones. Even with your eyes on the final outcome, you can break it down easily in order to determine exactly what it is that you need to accomplish to advance your next goal, and over time these smaller goals will all work to advance the larger ones which are the stepping stones to your dreams themselves.

Reaching Deep Down Inside
There are times, however, when it seems that you've given everything that you have and that you're still going to fall short of the goals that you've set for yourself. That's when you should start reviewing all of the skills and talents that you've noted at various points, and begin really stopping to think about all that you've accomplished in working toward your dreams. Don't be afraid to get help if you need it, and don't try to take on more than you can handle… just keep working toward small goals, and when you start to see how it all ties together in the big picture you'll find the energy that you need. Your personal powerhouse will jump into action and you will begin to find the solutions that you need to reach those next milestones.


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