Remember Susan Boyle? She followed her dream to success. Should you? Not if you cannot sing outside of the shower?
Success depends on more than just dreaming. Susan worked hard, kept singing, took risks, but she also lucked out when Britain’s Got Talent aired and she scored an audition.
However, she might not have lucked out, what then. Should she have let go of her dream? Should you let go or yours?
Here are some tips to help you to decide whether to hold onto your dream of as the gambler says, is it time to “…time to fold them and let them go.”
Emotional Fitness Tips
Tip one: Get real about your talent. If you cannot sing outside of the shower, let go of you dream of making it as a singer. As John Wooden notes, “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.”
Tip two: Weigh the costs. Two questions: One is following your dream holding you back from what you need to do? Are you living with your parents or supported by a life partner in order to pursue your dream. Not good. Two: Are you missing out on the other paths to happiness life holds? Also not good.
Tip three: Remember what matters. As Zig Ziglar notes, “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”
How will success change the person you are? Why do you want that change? Can you get what you want any other way?
Most of us want to feel important, to be seen as someone who made a difference and became a success in the eyes of the world. In the end, however, the best success as Ziglar notes lies in our personal assessments of what matters.
What matters? As both the sages of the ages and the current researcher know what matters most is being kind, treating others as you want to be treated, not doing things to other people you would not want done to you or those you love. Doing so is living mission that leads to peace within.
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Post Inspiration: This is Throwback post, where I delve into past posts to create a new one. The WordPress Daily One Word Prompt: Realize. That sent me looking for past posts about realizing dreams.
Think about this in your efforts to get real, as Arthur Schopenhauer noted, “Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self-evident.”
Links of Interest
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.