Somebody once said that if your dream doesn’t have specific goals attached to it, then it’s nothing more than wishful thinking. My belief is that as human beings we have the ability to do 10, 50, or 100 times more than what we are currently doing – and it’s not about killing yourself with more work. So, this is not a “hustle” episode, it’s about accomplishing more by aligning your vision, by being consistent in the things you want and the activity you’re doing to get to that dream. It has a lot to do with mindset, overcoming limiting beliefs, and actively moving toward your dream in purposeful steps. If you take the time to listen to this one, you’re going to go away powerfully equipped to do more toward accomplishing your dreams.
You’ll never amount to anything if you don’t dare to dream!
It’s a simple principle of the way things work. You don’t just fall into success or notoriety or significance. The way things work in this world is that everything winds down and loses momentum over time. But it doesn’t have to happen that way in your life. You can be the force that brings about change and keeps things rolling in a positive direction – and it starts with a dream, a positive future that you envision for yourself. You’ve got to step outside the negative thinking that could be holding you back and think of the possibilities, think of the things you could do to improve the lives of your family and to bring greater value to the world. It’s not silly, it’s what you CAN DO if you will only begin to dream and then take action on what it is you want. On this episode I’m going to walk you through not only how to come up with a massive dream for your life, but also how to fight the negative thoughts that can keep you from it.
Doubts and negative voices are the biggest enemies of your dreams.
I’ve been guilty of it myself… thinking of all the what ifs, the obstacles, the “practical” things that make it tough to accomplish the crazy dream that I’m really wanting to see come true. But I’m learning to remind myself in those moments that the obstacles and doubts are just part of the process, part of the challenge of getting to a place I want to be. It’s like a road trip… there are going to be bumps and turns and roadblocks and delays. Those things don’t stop us from making the trip, they just force us to regroup and adjust our course – but the destination is never in question. When you take the time to envision the dream you want you’ve got to recognize that the obstacles will crop up as you get moving. Expect them. Face them. And keep adjusting, pivoting, and moving. You’ll get to that dream in time. This episode is my take on how you can handle those things in stride and keep moving toward your dream.
When are you going to quit believing the lies? That’s when you’ll begin to succeed.
It happens to all of us, every day of our lives. We hear the negative voices in our own heads. No, we’re not going crazy, we’re being human. Doubts and fears crop up – and we have got to learn how to quickly assess them, set our own minds straight, and get moving toward our goals and dreams again. On this episode I’m going to walk you through 3 tips that can help you know how to dream big, how to begin moving toward it, and how to fight the obstacles and negativity that will crop up as you do. My hope is that you’ll be encouraged by this episode and equipped to get moving toward the great things that are ahead for you.
If you’re “down on your luck” – I’ve been there. But notice, that’s PAST TENSE.
And getting out of it wasn’t a process of waiting until it went away. I had to make some changes – in how I thought about my situation and myself, and in how I was trying to fix the problems that had come into my life. If you and I are going to accomplish great things and have the success that we want in life and business, we’ve got to learn how to make the adjustments that can transform our lives. Remember, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of “insanity.” Whoever said that was brilliant. Oh yeah, it was a guy named Einstein.
Outline of this great episode
- [0:30] Neil’s introduction to this episode and the topic of dreaming big!
- [8:50] This week in Social Media.
- [12:22] Neil’s experiences at creating a vision and making it reality.
- [14:30] The doubts and lies that hinder you accomplishing your dreams.
- [15:10] Why we are afraid of dreaming big?
- [17:00] How to dream big and focus on success.
- [18:00] Writing down the lies and doubts to align your conscious and subconscious mind.
- [20:21] How your concerns now will be small stuff in the future.
- [21:42] Getting your vivid vision refined so you can believe in it practically.
- [22:50] A word to the person who is down on their luck and finds it hard to believe this stuff.
- [28:13] Neil’s current vivid vision for his future: it includes the Milwaukee Brewers and an RV.
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