From as far back as I can remember it’s been clear to me that my vision and goals in life have been to become a writer.
Every single experience of my life has led me to this moment.
It was easy for me in the past when I wasn’t actively working towards my goals, to blame my circumstances and things I’ve endured in my life as being the reason I never went after my dreams before; but the truth of the matter was that I simply didn’t have a clear vision of what I needed to be doing to make them a reality.
Another thing that kept me from becoming a writer was the fact that I wasn’t applying the fuel of action to my dreams.
In other words, if an individual wants to become something, they must first actively do something. In my case, if I wanted to be a writer, I first had to write something… anything; I just needed to buckled down and get something on paper… or more like a Word Document. But I digress.
As life continued to happen and I begin to see myself and the real world in which I live with a brand new perception; I guess you can say I had a wakeup call concerning how I would go about chasing my dreams and changing my life path.
I realized that the vision needed a bit more clarification and detail from me. The goals needed to be set and expressed in such a meticulously way that my mind would begin to adopt it as being factual, and no longer a dream.
The action that I would need to take would be that like the Code of Practice that I mentioned in the post a couple of weeks ago titled, “The 7 Keys of Greatness.”
So today, I want to share with you ways to clear one’s vision and great quotes that back them each up.
I don’t believe these quotes only apply to becoming a writer though, but each of them can be applied rather to any facet of our lives.
Steps and Quotes to Assist the Clearing Up Process
Know what you want to accomplish.
“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.” ~Jim Rohn
Define in great detail your strategy.
Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.” ~ Lester Robert Bittel
Take “yourself” out of the picture.
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” ~Bob Moawad
Stay positively hopeful that what will be, will certainly be.
“One always looking for flaws leaves too little time for construction.” ~Lewis F. Korns
Ask a lot of questions.
“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” ~Anthony Tony Robbins
Apply some giddy up to you to your dream.
“High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.” ~Robert H. Schuller
None of us ever knows what the future holds for us, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t plan for it. Right?
Going after one’s dream isn’t necessarily about wanting to become wealthy and famous; it’s simply about knowing what’s available to you. What could you accomplish with the right mindset and proper use of resources, gifts, time and practice dedicated to your craft?
I think the possibilities are endless!
It’s about figuring out whatever it is you truly want out of your life and then asking yourself, “How badly do I really want to have this?”
No, you don’t have to sell your soul to the devil to follow your dreams.
But, you will have to sell the idea of a clear vision to see them come into fruition.
Now, I’m turning it over to you.
If this post has moved you in any way… please join in on the conversation by sharing your thoughts below. Your feedback could be the very aha moment that will assist someone else in following their dreams.
Do you also believe it’s of great importance to have a clear vision in chasing ones dreams? What, if anything would you add to the clearing up process? Steps? Quotes?
I’d love to read your thoughts.