“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”
– Lao Tzu
My new book is about how to stop dreaming and start doing.
Like a lot of people, I’m guilty of procrastinating and never getting round the actual ‘doing bit’. This is especially true of tasks that are well outside my comfort zone (which tends to be in front of my computer screen).
But if you have an idea, skill or dream to grow your business one day – then look after those desires and make them happen (even if it means slowly).
There are an incredible number of resources available at the moment, including videos, blogs, conferences, events, networking and podcasts, which will all help you on your journey.
It’s important to dive in head first – make a name for yourself, and make sure you’re the top of your game. Only you can make that happen, no one or nothing else.
There are lots of reasons to do something and achieve your dreams. But there are also lots of reasons not to do something.
You need to overcome any self-doubt, fear of the unknown or negative thoughts you have, and slowly but surely make it happen.
Get the ball rolling. Set aside time to keep your dreams alive and the flame flickering underneath them.
You’ll never be 100% prepared to make the leap, and sometimes you have to take the plunge (even if you feel unprepared).
Otherwise, who knows what could happen?