Your goals aren’t going to be easy to achieve. You aren’t going to wake up one day and magically have everything you’ve dreamed about simply because you wanted it so badly. Your wants aren’t enough. Your intentions aren’t enough. Your actions are what’s going to lead you toward success. You have to put in the effort, put in the hours, put in the blood and sweat and tears.
You can’t keep procrastinating when it comes to your wildest dreams. You can’t keep telling yourself that tomorrow is the day you’re going to start working towards your goals. The best time to start is right now. No excuses. No hesitations. Either way, you aren’t going to see results overnight. It’s going to take you a long period of time to accomplish what you’ve set out to do so you might as well go now and get a head start. The sooner you begin, the sooner you’ll succeed.
Of course, you aren’t going to reach success on your first attempt. You are going to fail. You are going to experience rejection. You are going to make a million mistakes, both big and small. You can’t hold yourself back out of fear of failure because it’s a necessary step toward success. You aren’t going to get what you want without messing up first. You need to try, make mistakes, learn from your mistakes, and try again. You need to keep repeating that cycle over and over until you finally see the results you’ve been hoping to achieve.
When you want something badly enough, you don’t give up after your first failure. You don’t call it quits because things have gotten too hard. You don’t assume you are destined to remain in the same place for the rest of your existence. You don’t lose faith in yourself.
After a failure, it’s normal to have doubts about whether you have what it takes. It’s normal to question whether you’ve been wasting your time. It’s normal to ponder what other paths you might want to take. But you cannot allow yourself to dwell on those questions for too long. You cannot assume there’s something wrong with you, because every single person on this planet has made similar mistakes. Remember, the people who are wildly successful in your field didn’t make it on their first attempt, either.
If you want something badly enough, failure won’t stop you for long. You’ll get right back up and try again. You won’t let your dreams pass you by because you couldn’t live with yourself if you gave up on them. You owe it to yourself to follow your dreams. But you’re never going to reach those dreams unless you commit, unless you put in the energy, unless you ignore your fear of failure and take risks.
Remember, you aren’t going to reach your dreams without making a few mistakes, so treat each failure like a blessing. Be thankful you had the opportunity to fail. Be thankful you had the opportunity to grow.