Where would you like to see your business in the next 10 or 20 years? Have you given that a thought? As an entrepreneur, you need a dream, something strong enough to keep you in business regardless of whatever situation arises. One of the reasons people become successful is their ability to stick to and pursue their dreams, daring all odds. If your dream is not big enough, you may be tempted to abandon it and start something else. You need to create expectations for your business and create a blueprint for attaining your desired status for your business.
You must protect your dream at all costs. In the beginning stages of a dream, it may not be the best idea to shout it from the rooftops. People, sometimes the people who are closest to us, can be our biggest critics. If they were not strong enough to dream big, it is possible that they will try to project their insecurities on to you. Don’t let them. Protect your dream. Keep quiet for a short while to build your confidence and find purpose.
Part of the process of dreaming big, it will be your assignment to find your sense purpose. Sure you can make money and use that money to buy a house, a car, and go on vacations but then what? You will likely need purposeful pursuit outside of materialistic things to keep you motivated. Your destination must be ever moving and changing. Place a marker for your success and move it every sing time you reach a milestone. An ever-changing milestone should require you to attain more wisdom and skills. In this case, you should be excited to learn new things and grow.
One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is dreaming to make “enough.” You don’t have to settle with “enough” sales or “enough” clients. One of the reasons people tend to think small is because larger dreams may require more people, more time, and more effort. Maybe you have no clue who will help you along the way and so you settle for goals that you can achieve on your own. It is true that the bigger the dream, the more help you will need, but don’t let this reality stop you. When you set in your mind that you want to make 100,000 in revenue instead of 50,000, you must trust that the help you need will come, and it will.
Big dreams will always cost you something; time, money, focus, friends, etc… Before you head off into the sunset on your journey to make your dreams a reality, make sure you count the cost. Do your research and be clear how much money it will take for your business dreams to come true. Understand that it will take immense amounts of mental focus to get through the inevitable highs and lows that come with pursuing dreams.
Success is no accident. You must actively pursue your goals with vigor. The entrepreneurs that we are drawn to, whose books we read and wisdom we quote, did not dream small. Emulate them and you are well on your way to developing the life that you want for yourself. Remember, how big your dream is will determine how far your business will go. Dream, dream big, and don’t stop!