The truth is, setting goals can be the single most important factor in how far we will advance. It is through the process of reaching our dreams that we feel the sense of achievement, skill development, direction, and focus. Those goals need to be challenging, but realistic. Create targets along the journey to conduct self-awareness assessments where you can be vulnerable and honest with yourself.
However, we cannot accomplish our dreams alone. We need a support system for encouragement, advice, honesty, and accountability. Our inner-circle becomes our life-line. Too often, we will fill that circle with unnecessary people who provide negativity, drama, excuses and blame. The weight of their negativity becomes too much to carry. Drop the negativity. Drop the people that bring you down.
Let go of those people in your life and construct an inner circle of like-minded, ambitious people whose oxygen is chasing greatness. Those people will also become your strength when you feel weak, your thoughts when you feel trapped in a corner, and your biggest fans when it is time to celebrate an achievement. If we want to overcome challenges, we must have the courage and vulnerability to ask for help.
Let’s return to the original question posed in the title, “How much does a dream cost?”
The simple answer is that dreams don’t cost a dime, but they demand their due. Once you commit to a dream and establish your goals, the following is the price you’ll pay:
And one last thing.
AN INNER CIRCLE OF LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE