Dream Big and Work Hard

When someone wants to change their life for the better, what would you tell them to do if asked?  Perhaps you would encourage by saying “go for it”, “you can do it” or “follow your dream“.

If you have a dream that you can work toward then you have a goal you can visualise and make a plan to achieve.  Personal development planning can give you the tools to identify and achieve your goals.

Whether you make your own personal development plan or work with a life coach to devise an individual action plan, by writing down your goals you are much more likely to accomplish your dream.

“At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.” 
Christopher Reeve

Dream Big and Work Hard

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Most of us have a dream that we wish to fulfil. Many of us do nothing about them and in so doing limit ourselves from reaching our full potential.

In Dream Big and Work Hard the author offers tools that you can use to change your life and make your dream a reality.

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Dream Big And Work Hard

by Louisa Chan

I am assuming you have great dreams that you are excited about. Yet when we limit ourselves with self-doubt, and self-limiting beliefs, it will be very difficult to push past what we label as “impossible”.

On the other hand, if we only dream outrageous dreams and not act on them, we will be so disappointed. We will have tattered aspirations and broken dream.

DreamLet us try another exercise today.

Let us take a piece of paper and draw three columns for your dreams.

List down dreams under the ‘I Can Accomplish’ column. Then work on the ‘I May Be Able To Accomplish’ column and the ‘I Do Not Know How I Can Accomplish’ column.

(The) First column should be easy; you can write down previous accomplishments and those you are confident of achieving.

(The) Second column may require some thoughts. Then (with) your red marker pen, cross out the current title for the third column and write ‘What I Need to Do to Accomplish My Dreams’.

When you phrase it this way, you are inviting your mind to give you options. These challenging dreams now become possible endeavours. Instead of shutting it out from your sphere of possibility, you are now opening up new opportunities that you can conquer.

What is stopping you from achieving your dream?  What can you do to overcome these barriers?

You may be surprised at what you come up with for the third column. You will find that the dreams you thought impossible can be achievable with actionable steps. And the impossible begin to seem possible.

You do not need to limit your imagination; nor subdue your passion. Aim high, and start working towards that goal step by step. However, try not to set a goal that you are not willing to work hard towards. Unrealistic goals will disappoint you.

Was it Thomas Edison that said genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration? For one to accomplish his dreams, there has to be had work and discipline. That that 1% has to do with thinking big.

There is no growth unless you stretch yourself. Life is all about growth. Challenge yourself once in a while; get out of your comfort zone. Do something you do not dare to do (within moral and ethical limits) and feel your own potential.

When I feel discourage and uncertain, I go learn something new. I remember a time when I was going through a rough patch. I had wanted to withdraw and be invisible.

Then I thought the best way to counter that is to face my fears and get out of my zone.

I had always loved the water and wanted to dive so I can weave among the corals and swim among the myriad of fish up close. But the thing is I am rather myopic and with astigmatism; I can barely see without my glasses.

And I am dead scared of the cold. I sneeze like 19 times every morning. And if I were to learn to dive before I leave Sydney, I would need to do it in the winter as my project was coming to an end.

Well you know the rest of the story. I signed up for class, went for the training and got certified to dive. It was very empowering to be able to work towards that goal.

Once I got over the mental battle, I looked forward to the pool sessions and going out into the sea in the early morning. It was such a wonderful experience.

Apart from having a blast I outgrew my unfounded fears and became a different person. And amazingly that power and confidence translates to other areas of my life.

When you achieve one dream it will fuel you to move towards your other dreams with greater certainty. So dream big and ask yourself what skills you need to learn, what new knowledge you need to acquire to work towards your dream. What is your next step? Then just do it! That is the only thing standing between you and your dream.

And if you need a little help in mapping out your dreams and your “how to steps”, just sign up for a complimentary strategy session and we can start working on achieving your dreams.

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Louisa Chan the author of Dream Big and Work Hard is a Certified Professional Coach who will work with you to co-create your success by empowering you and bringing out your hidden potentials.

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
Anatole France

If Dream Big and Work Hard has inspired you to change your life then our Leaving Your Comfort Zone for Big Growth planner could be the ideal tool for you to use to help you take the next steps to success.

We are all at different stages of our life and sometimes in order for us to implement the issues addressed in Dream Big and Work Hard we need to be ready to make those changes in order to make those dreams come true.

Perhaps you have been inspired to use the services of a life coach? The NLP Life Coach Directory lists personal coaches, relationship coaches and NLP practitioners in your area, internationally. Many offer telephone, Zoom, skype and online services you can access wherever you are located.

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