STAGE 2- WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE?

The second stage on your Journey to Financial Freedom is to dream!
What do YOU want out of life? Many people just exist day by day, and never dream of a better life. They may say they hate their jobs, want more money, wish they had a better relationship, hope to own a home, etc. In every case the potential to achieve the goal is there. However, like a seed, your dreams need the right soil, nurturing, and guidance to become the mighty trees they were intended to be.

1. How do you begin to dream?

  • Become child-like in your thoughts: Children have an infinite capacity to dream; but along the way they have been told- ‘Stop dreaming, be practical!’ or ‘You can’t do that, it’s never been done before.’ To dream, we must become like children again
  • Think big: Don’t doubt your capacity. When you limit your dreams then you will only get what you think you can get. What you see is what you get!
  • Be visionary: Close your eyes and imagine what your perfect life would be like. What are you doing, who is around you?- get really specific and use all your senses.

2. How do you take it from a dream into reality?

  • Have strong belief: Deep down inside you must really believe without a shadow of doubt that you can get what you want. Disbelief is negative energy, and it will cause your mind to attract reasons and excuses why you will fail.
  • Make a plan: It’s not enough to want to do something, you must sit and make an action plan of what you need to do. Get help from experts at this step.
  • Act with energy and enthusiasm: Be so excited about your dream that people can’t help but believe it’s possible too. You’ll also feel that you have to do all you can to make it happen to avoid the embarrassment!

3. How do you overcome dream-stoppers?

  • Conquer fear: Fear’s purpose is to prevent us from getting hurt, so it makes us stay in our comfort zone instead of seeking to accomplish our big dream. Make fear work in your favour- create a fear for what will happen if you don’t achieve that big goal.
  • Examine setbacks for opportunities: Always search for the lesson to be learnt when things don’t go the way you planned. Sometimes the disappointment actually is opening up the door to get something better than you ever dreamed.
  • Overcome procrastination with persistence: Find the compelling reasons why you must persist. Give yourself rewards along the way to create good reference points for success. Stop to rest and recharge when you feel discouraged. Be realistic about time. DON’T STOP.

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