Martin Luther King Jr. left a big legacy because he had big dreams. So did Walt Disney, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs — and so do you. What did you want to be as a kid?
A famous singer?
A pro athlete?
As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else’s. Successful people dream big and have immense goals. They are not realistic.They leave that to the masses that fight for leftovers. How big are your goals and dreams?
The middle class is taught to be realistic, whereas the successful think in terms of how extensively they can spread themselves. The greatest regret of my life is that I initially set targets and goals based on what was realistic rather than on giant, radical thinking. “Big think” changes the world. It is what makes Facebook, Twitter, Google — or whatever’s coming next — possible. Realistic thinking, small goals, and trivial dreams simply won’t provide you with any motivation — and they’ll land you smack dab in the middle, competing with the masses.
Successful people dream big and have immense goals. Success is the degree or measure of attaining some desired object or end. I want to give you 4 principles that the successful share that allow them to accomplish their dreams.
1. Be Obsessed: It is my fervent wish that my daughter becomes obsessed with whatever her dreams are, never gives up achieving them, and then spends the rest of her life improving on them! I love the feeling that comes with being obsessed about an idea, and I admire seeing others who are that fanatical. Who isn’t moved by the people or group that goes after the things in which they believe with all their heart — who is so consumed by their ideas that they wake up to their dreams each day, work on them all day long, and then go to sleep and dream about them again all night? As soon as other people see the intention, conviction, and commitment in the passionate individual’s thoughts, eyes, and movements, they quickly get out of the way.
2. Be Uncomfortable: Those who succeed were — at one point or another in their lives — willing to put themselves in situations that were uncomfortable, whereas the unsuccessful seek comfort from all their decisions. The most important things I have done in my life were not the things I was comfortable doing; in fact, many of them made me very uneasy. Whether it was moving to a new city, cold calling a client, meeting new people, doing a new presentation, or venturing into new sectors, most of it was uncomfortable for me until I got used to doing it. It is so tempting to become content with your surroundings, daily rituals, and habits — most of which are probably not furthering your mission. It feels good when things are familiar. However, successful people are willing to put themselves in new and unfamiliar situations. That doesn’t mean that they are always changing just for the sake of changing; however, they know that getting too comfortable, too relaxed, and too familiar causes a person to become soft and lose his or her creativity and hunger to stay out front. So be willing to be uncomfortable, and do what makes other people uncomfortable as well.It is a sure sign that you’re on your way to success.
3. Go All In: As they say in AA, “Half measures achieved us nothing.” For members, this means that you can’t get sober if you are drinking — even a little bit. In the world of success and achievements, half measures achieve nothing in terms of results — except for tiring out the person engaging in the half measures. Life is not a great deal different than Vegas; you must put something into the game in order to get a return. At some point, you will have to take a risk, and the successful are willing to do so daily. In the truly big casinos of life and business, do you really take enough risk to create the success you want and need?
4. Solve a Problem: Successful individuals love to seek out problems because they know that almost every problem is universal in some way or another. Some industries actually create problems so that they can “solve” them by way of selling their products to you. (Think of all the things you’ve purchased over the years because you “needed” them. Did you really? Or were you convinced that they would solve some problem you may or may not have had?) Flu shots are a great example. Many people think they are necessary, but medical opinion is divided on this matter. Problems for the successful are like a meal to the hungry. Give me a problem — any problem — and when I solve it, I will be rewarded and I may become a hero. The bigger the problems — and the more people who benefit from the solution — the more powerful your success will be. You get yourself on the successful list by seeking problems to solve — for your company, employees, customers, the government — whatever they may be and wherever they might exist.
No dream can ever become a reality without successfully selling it to others. Martin Luther King was able to sell because he was sold on his dream. You need to also dream big, go big, and then figure out how to go bigger than that!
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