It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way. Especially when you’re just starting out as a newbie in your chosen field of work. There is so much competition—thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do. And then be successful at it, stealing your place under the sun - in terms of money, fame and success. You think to yourself – now that I’ve gotten into this rat race, how do I keep myself in it for long? How quickly do I advance to never have my dreams smashed into submission by society and imploded by “reality”? Here are Two ways to do so:
Firstly, be willingly to start as an amateur. Many people don’t have the humility to start as amateurs. Don’t be terrified of what people will think of you. They procrastinate doing the work they want in the name of perfectionism. You know these people. The one’s that have been saying for years that they’re going to do something but never do. Yet inwardly, they’re terrified of what other people will think of them. They’re caught in a state of “analysis paralysis”—too busy with the little details (valuing their life down to the last cent) and never arriving at a state of flow or conclusion. Rather than doing work their own way, they do what they think will be well-received—being merely imitators of what is already popular. Reality is, you won’t be recognized if you aren’t unique. Be different, tweak your work so that you actually “own it”.
Secondly, take your dreams seriously. Most people don’t. Take them serious enough to become amazing and move beyond mediocre. You can be anything, but please don’t me mediocre. Get education and coaching. Remember, you’re in it to win it. You have to work on yourself, cuz you are the vessel that will hone your dream into reality. When you hone yourself, you have moved ahead of your peers or your competition by ten-fold already. Your work will far exceed what other people are painstakingly producing. Your work will be presentable, concise, worth the effort and more powerful because you’ll be more evolved as a person. Most people you’re “competing” against are an inner mess anyway!
Finally, be consistent!!!! Don’t give up, be patient. If you haven’t been recognized, keep going. Consistency is the most fundamental virtue to becoming the person you want to be. Be that irritating person, man you need to be heard. Almost everyone can sprint for a while. But most burn-out and quit. Everything meaningful in life is a marathon—meant to test your commitment and will. Your results aren’t a reflection of your talent. Lots of people have talent. Few people, however, are required to rise to a difficult challenge.