"I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estee Lauder." Love this quote? Charlie’s favourite place was always within his comfort zone. Comfort zone is deadly, especially for people like Charlie, who dreams day and night but are not ready to push themselves out of their comfort zone.
He was often stuck in his zone, watched others getting the promotion, their dream job, new career and all the perks. But he was stuck in this same place. We all dream of success and growth but we need to continually push ourselves out of our comfort zone to fulfill our dreams. I would say we all are not willing to work hard for it and that’s the reason our dream of success continues to be just a dream.
“If you want to achieve success in life, then stop dreaming and start working with ProofHub.
Dreaming is important, but having to work for the dream is more important. Try to follow your dreams boldly, be the hero of your story, have a knowledge of your beliefs, know your strength and take up the challenge to succeed! Talking about the Portuguese explorer - Vasco da Gama, Olympic athlete - the Usain Bolts or Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet - The Larry Page, worked quite hard to make their dreams come true and therefore they were all able to succeed in life.
I know you might be having so many conversations in your mind right now about how to start working for our dreams, what it takes to achieve what we want and much more. Well, here are some tips to make things happen -
Believe in your Dreams
Yes, dream something beyond your capabilities, something that is believable and practical. You must be able to believe in your dreams and believe that you can achieve it by working hard enough for it.
Be the Best at Whatever You Do
Whatever you are doing, make sure that it is useful for your destination. And whatever you are doing to reach your destination, be the best at whatever you are doing. Give your 100% to it, work hard day and night just to get the taste of success. Do something that people will look up to at work. Be the best in your job.
Do not let anyone make you feel inferior and they cannot do it without your consent. Look in the mirror and accept yourself. Nobody is perfect and it’s true. Love what you see in the mirror and you will never cry for what society expects you to be. Do not just dream of doing things that make you happy, do it.
Carefully Lay Out Your Plans
Take the action today. No leader is successful without the right steps. Every leader started with having a game plan. If you have plans made in your mind, you will have the room to focus on your dreams. Write down your plans in an organized way that will get you closer to your dream.
Stop Reacting, Start Responding
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. - Charles R. Swindoll. Try to understand the depth of this quote. A situation is only as worse as your reaction to it. Whenever a tough situation arises, we all just waste our time and energy is reacting to it. Instead, we need to understand the problems and take actions to change the situation. It should be you taking charge of the situation, and not the situation that’s taking charge of you!
So, when things start to go out of hand, remember nothing comes easy. Every leader is successful today because of the step they took to move out of their comfort zone.
Vartika Kashyap runs the marketing team at ProofHub — a project management software for teams of all sizes. She is a seasoned marketing professional who is an expert in digital marketing and entrepreneurship. She’s been featured among LinkedIn’s Top Voices for the year 2016. Connect with Vartika on LinkedIn, Medium and Twitter. Also follow her company page @ProofHub to get the recent updates about their tools, published articles, motivational quotes & presentations.
Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.