You have a dream. This dream has been brewing in your heart. You are finally ready to step out and make it a reality. But are you really ready? Here are 5 signs that you are ready to turn your dream into a reality.
You have a strong motive behind your dream. That motive is not fame or wealth.
Perhaps you want your family to live a comfortable life, so you hustle at work all day. Your motive is the security of your family. Maybe you genuinely want to see the community changed for the better. Or you just simply enjoy your craft and want to share it with others. Is it self-driven or people-driven? Fame and wealth are a byproduct of success, but should never be the driver of your dream.
You are ready for the public to see your work.
You have done the hard-yards and your research. You know what is needed of you in order to succeed. You are not waiting to go viral and be an overnight success. You are not ashamed first and foremost, to show your friends and family your work, because you are genuine and honest in your intentions. With that…
You have braced yourself for opposition.
A backhanded compliment. An unintentional comment that stings. You are ready for opposition if it comes, because you have erected a wall around your dream to deflect it and you have vowed to fiercely protect your dream. Opposition [Read] comes when change happens. Change ruffles other peoples feathers. Change forces others out of their comfort zones. And the real truth? No one likes being reminded of their unrealised dreams.
You are in it for the long haul.
You have the focus of a gold medalist champion. You know that chasing your dream is not an easy road. You know that you have to first learn to earn the trust of others and that this takes time. You understand that any reader/ listener/ spectator of your work is a gift, not a given.
You are willing to take one small step today towards living your dream.
In the age of digital media, it is so easy these days to be an entrepreneur or pioneer something new. Blogs and websites cost almost nothing to setup. Websites like Kickstarter enable crowd funding internationally. All it takes is your willingness to invest time and energy into it. Once you start, the more you do it, the more you get to practice and the better you get at it. Will you start today?