“Dreams don’t accomplish themselves. It requires discipline to make your dream a reality. When a baseball player hits a 95 m.p.h. fastball, he’s able to do this through endless hours of disciplined practice. Everyone dreams , but not everyone accomplishes. The difference is in personal discipline.
“excerpt from Whatever the Cost’ by David and Jason Benham
A friend of mine once told me, “priorities get done”. What are your priorities? What are your goals? What do you want to accomplish? Understand then that there is a gap between where you are today and where you want to be?
That is the gap, which requires you to persevere and execute personal discipline.
Let me encourage you to focus on taking small, but consistent steps of doing the right things to accomplish your goals. Again, they may not be big strides, but as long as they help you move one step closer to your dreams, you are moving in the right direction. You will be encouraged.
The alternative to trying to breaking down your big goal into smaller goals is to get impatient and rush the process. If you go this route, you will energized for a while in moving towards your goal, only to lose steam, burn out, and then give up. You will be like a firework that appears dazzling (for a while), then fizzles out.
Also, don’t try to accomplish your goals by yourself. Find a trusted friend who can encourage you to keep on, keeping on.
Lastly, dreams are nice to have, but at some time, you need to decide are you willing to put in the effort to making your dream come true. I appreciate the words of Bruce Lee who said, “if you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”