Every motivational speaker will tell you to dream big, which is all smooth until you’ve woken up to live the dream. Immediately you realize that you indeed dreamt big. In fact, way too big. I commend you for dreaming big, way to go. But I caution you when it is time to live your dream, you might need to reconsider your approach. The direct strategy doesn’t always work. Waking up on day one and living the big dream?
Instead, break your dream into small steps, it makes it much more convenient and possible to achieve it. The faster you master and graduate through the small steps, the sooner you make your big dream come true.
Small step #1
Have Your Big Dream Ready.
The first small step you have to take before you can live your dream is to above all else get done with dreaming. Dreaming in this case is like creating a dazzling destination your want to reach. At this point, you have already decided how your destination will look, feel, sound, and be like. You say, ‘now I know what I want to be’ in this life. It is this or that, here or there. Clarity is of utmost importance on this step. Your dream has to be so clear that you can paint it or sing into a song or write it into a poem. Don’t proceed on to the next steps until you can fill the following 4-word sentence. I want to be…………
Small step #2
Study Your Big Dream
You must be well aware that knowledge is power. It is ‘power’ because anything we do in life and how well we do it depends on the level of our practical and theoretical knowledge about it. It is not enough to know how something is done, you’ve to be capable of doing it. Therefore your knowledge is not yet power until applied to generate the desired results. If your big dream is to become a great Guitarist playing at global concerts–then my friend you’ve to know everything there is about guitars, the theory part, and the practical part.
Small step #3
I assume our guitarist or anyone already knows how to play the guitar or how to do what they want to do. If no, they skipped Small step #2. If yes, then it’s time for rehearsals. The purpose of rehearsals is two ways; achieving mastery over an act and employing your creativity to come up with new amazing styles and ways of doing your act. Further down into your rehearsals make sure you behave like you are doing it for real or for money(for money makes a lot of sense).
Small step #4
Take simple challenges
At this step, you are already pretty good at what you do, which also happens to be your dream, to do it big. Start living your dream but on a small scale. Like that guitar guy, at this point, he should start playing for a group of friends, strangers, family, colleagues, etc. Their reaction and feedback enrich his progress and mastery. The same thing is true if our big dreamer was an entrepreneur or anyone for that matter, they start showing off their product or service to a small group of friends, strangers, or family expecting not money in return but reaction and feedback.
Small step #5
Start doing it for money
If you can get paid to do it, irrespective of the amount, that’s a sign demonstrating two things; 1. you are good at it 2. it can become big. If one person can pay for your service or product, a million people would do the same, a billion people would do the same, just keep your patience intact.
Small step #6
Keep Doing It For Money
At step #5 you started doing it for money, you’ve gained feedback, and have adjusted to the best proportions. You have done it once and people(irrespective of their number) liked it, done it twice and they still loved it. This means that they really need and like what you do, therefore keep doing it. Keep earning from what you are good at. Remember this is what will become your dream when it becomes as big as you first envisioned it.
Small step #7
Start Charging More
It’s been a while and people irrespective of their number have got familiar with your product or service. They enjoy it, use it, and do recommend it to others. It’s time to increase the price. The price is going up because the past time has added to the mastery of your craft(talent, skill, service, product, project, etc.), you’ve become amazing at what you do. When the value increases price must follow.
Small step #8
Expand Your Territory
You must be a local star by now. Congratulations! You’ve come a long way. Learning and improving then mastering. I can imagine all the disappointments, down and up moments you’ve experienced. Well, it paid off. You are now making a living from your service or product or skill or talent or model, whatever. It’s time to conquer new frontiers for further progress and to close in on your big dream. Gain a new client base from every part of your country, other regions, and countries. This is where you join the ‘premier’ league, playing your game next to all-time known big players. Make sure that your presence is felt by doing your best, being unique and powerful.
Small step #9
Live Your Dream As You First Envisioned It.
When you first had your big dream, what lifestyle did you wish to have? What behavior and attitude did you wish to emit? What people did you want to be surrounded with? What places did you want to stay or visit? At what performance level did you want to work? How did you want the world to see and know you? This is where you drop all shyness and step into your glory.
Small step #10
Open Your Eyes, Your Dream Came True.
Enjoy your success. Everything you ever wanted you now have and can access. Celebrate, let the universe know that you are happy you got what you wanted. Don’t make the mistake of behaving like anything special hasn’t happened to you for you. Don’t live an ordinary life after achieving extraordinary things. It pisses off the universe and demoralizes other people. At this stage whining, complaining, and looking miserable is a terrible sin. One more thing, take a break from struggle, put an end to your chase and live your big dream.
Editorial/ Yewe Yewe