“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” ~ Walt Disney
Who better to speak of dreaming then Walt Disney? From his and his imagineers, a world was created that brings joy to millions, while also being an extremely successful business.
So, we know Walt was a dreamer, but where does the courage come into it? Well, dreams rely on you not only defining your goal or idea, but also planning how to achieve it AND not giving up when things get tough. There will be obstacles & setbacks along the way. Some from situations that you hadn't foreseen, others from naysayers and people who want you to fail. However, most will be created from your own self-doubt. Can you achieve what you want to achieve?
The answer is of course, YES! Be brave. Face adversities straight on and keep focused on your dreams.
Some simple steps to consider:
1. What's stopping me? Let's assume that you've already defined your dreams, in order to be more courageous, you need to know what is stopping you from achieving them. What are you afraid of? Write down a list of everything that is getting in your way.
2. What can be done? Now you know what you are afraid of, take each one in turn and think through solutions for each. Are your fears warranted? Are they mental or based on physical blockers? Be logical and try to refrain from assessing them from an emotional standpoint. If the fears can be overcome, then take a deep breath and...
3. Embrace the fear Yes, that's right! Open your emotions and get ready to let your feats help you achieve your goals. You've already done the hard part & listed each of your concerns and how you can conquer them. Now, use the fear to drive you forward. Take its power and turn it into your motivator. You're taking control.
And for even more impact
You're not alone. When your doubts creep in, think about others who have been courageous and have overcome their fears, whether that be in business, sport, physical ailments or even relationships. We all know of brave souls – use their experiences as inspiration.