This blog is for those who wants to be in the driving seat of their own life's.
“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
short. Way too short to just sit back and wait for something to happen to you.
That’s why we all have dreams and goals we want to accomplish. That’s why
bucket lists are so popular.
life is short, you should try to maximize the amount of positive experiences
you get out of it. After all, you don’t get to restart your life over again
once you reach the finish. So you might as well dream big since you won’t get
another chance to do it. And besides, you can get a huge payoff from those big
Big Dreams Come True
don’t think anyone epitomizes the importance of dreaming big more than
Christopher Columbus. Sailing across the Atlantic to find a trade route to the
West Indies was a huge undertaking. But it wasn’t his only goal. In fact, he had
far bigger things in mind from his adventure.
with the estimated needs for his plan, his proposal asked for an extortionate
price for his services. Columbus wanted to be appointed Governor for any lands
he discovered, given one-tenth of all the revenue from those lands and also
appointed “Great Admiral of the Ocean”. These demands were outrageous even
within his time. But as you know, his demands were eventually accepted.
hard for me to say whether Columbus’s demands were a shrewd business tactic or
evolved out of arrogance. Either way he got a huge payoff from his trip just by
thinking big. And I think there is a lesson you could learn from this story.
Don’t settle for mediocrity. Big things can
and do happen to people if you can justfind the courage to pursue them.
If Columbus had settled for more reasonable demands, he wouldn’t have received
so much for his efforts. Even if the source of his demands was arrogance, he
still got way more than he reasonably should have.
for Your Big Dreams
the story about Columbus shows, part of dreaming big is about asking for those
big things. That can be a big risk, but well worth the chance. Sometimes you
need to ask big in order to really get anything accomplished.
example, I knew a business executive who had started freelancing as a small
business consultant. His thinking was simple. Since he was just starting out,
he should ask for a smaller fee until he built up more experience and industry
knowledge. It all seems reasonable in theory, but put into practice reveals a
different story. No one wanted to hire him.
close examination of similar competitors, he realized the key difference.
Everyone else was asking for much bigger fees. There seemed to be a correlation
between what people asked for and their perceived value. Once he raised his
fees, his work increased. The only thing he changed was his asking price.
this shows is that you sometimes need to ask for more. If you’re asking for too
little, people might think you really don’t offer as much value as you really
do. The last thing you need is to burden yourself with unnecessary hurdles.
Think big and ask for it. You’d be surprised at how often it works.
only should you ask for more from others, but also yourself. If you’re not
pushing yourself about what you can do, you’ll never know what your limits are.
In fact, you’ll probably find that you really don’t have any limits. If you ask
more of yourself on a regular basis, you’ll get more.
You Should Dream Big
good thing about dreaming big is that it allows you to fall short and still
gain a lot. Confucius once said “If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon,
it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even
big pushes you to heights you might not have reached otherwise. Imagine someone
who pushes themselves to be President of the United States or head of a giant
corporation. Such high goals will necessarily require a lot of work and
achievement. Not everyone will make it, but a lot of good can come out of it.
someone pursues one of those goals, they may push themselves to heights they
normally wouldn’t see. Someone who dreams of becoming President might reach as
high as Senator or Governor. As Confucius would say, these people didn’t reach
the stars, but they still hit the moon. And that is still a great achievement
Live Life Big
Big dreaming can make your life big as a
result. You can get more than you would normally expect. And really, wouldn’t
itbe great to get just a
little bit more out of our lives?
big dreaming that has led to some of the greatest achievements humans have ever
had. Spaceflight, the eradication of smallpox and the internet all started out
as big dreams. Someone had to think of those big ideas first before they made
them happen. Your dreams are no different.
you dreaming big enough? What are some of your big dreams?