In the last couple of weeks, we have been focusing on putting my book, Face The Person In The Mirror, out there in the market. That is where it belongs, to make a difference in the lives of others.
I was fascinated by a few clients out of those who bought the book and they had one thing in common to say: thank you for this gift, I have been contemplating to write my own.
I asked a few questions to establish what it would take for them to get traction and I realised it boils down to one thing – they are their own stumbling blocks. They are standing between their current and desired future. They are waiting for the perfect moment.
This is common in many areas of our lives not only when it comes to writing a book. How many times has it occurred to you to do something only to see it done by someone and you say, hey that is exactly the idea I had in mind.
What is the difference here? The other person took action while you were waiting for the perfect moment. There is no such thing as a full proof, perfect moment to get your dreams into motion.
I believe the following ideas will help you to get moving:
1. Believe in your dream: Know that your dream is given to you and not to someone else for a reason. Never be the one to shoot down your own dream, develop self-confidence and allow it to see the light of day.
2. Think of how others will benefit: Imagine if many books were not written, if cars were not built or if vaccines were not developed. Many people who benefit from these products and services that started as ideas would have been denied the benefit. Who are you denying a better future by not bringing your dream to fruition?
3. There’s no perfect moment: Waiting for a perfect moment to start what you want to do is like waiting for a ship at the bus stop. It will never arrive, period. Get started and permit your imperfections to be shaped by rich experiences that you will gather along the way.
4. Initiate flow: Make it a habit to block time daily and take small steps towards your dream. Sooner than you know, you would have created a seamless flow of activity that work towards building your desired future.
5. Think outcome, not process: The end game is what you should be looking towards. This will stimulate you to go after your dream even when you don’t feel like it.
Think Big, Dream Wild & Prosper
Tex Hlalele is a life and business coach and inspirational speaker. He is the author of the book, Face The Person In The Mirror. Book coaching and speaking engagements by visiting http://bit.ly/2NYO8M7
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