Don’t let anyone steal your dream…

It’s usual at this time of year to take stock and look to the coming year ahead and make resolutions and goals.


I’d really like to delve a little deeper and just urge you to have a think about your dreams….and ask you what yours are?


Dreams are the ‘why’ we do things, they are what motivate us; and very often dreams are what made you start your business in the first place…


I hope that you can remember why it was you started your business – and what was your vision back then? Was it to provide you and your family with security? Was it a bright idea that you had and could see a gap in the market? Did you drift into a family business perhaps? Whatever your story – I’m pretty sure you will have had some kind of dream or vision of the future, and I’m also pretty sure that it may well have got lost somewhere along the line in the necessities of everyday life and pressure.


So…if you dare..ask yourself: How does my current position match my dreams?

If you are living your dream, and your business is matching up to your vision – then that’s fantastic! Well done, that is an amazing achievement. If however, and this is true for most of us, the cut and thrust of everyday life has come and distracted you from that dream, then you need to try to get back on track. I would really like you to take a few moments to remember and visualise what it was that prompted you to get going on your own business in the first place. The most effective way to do this is to talk it though with someone and – even better – write it down. It’s proven that articulating your dreams – the ‘why’ – is a hugely motivating activity to do and, like New Years resolutions, is far more likely to be adhered to if it’s made it onto paper.


What better way to motivate you at the start of another year?

Starting a business is one of the most exciting things we ever do in our lives – nerve-wracking perhaps – but it’s right up there with getting married, having a family, buying your first house. If you have lost that excitement, and had your dreams and excitement stolen away, then 2017 is the time to reignite it. Make this the year that you revisit your dreams.


And remember…


When the ‘why’ gets stronger, the ‘how’ gets easier….

 
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