Dreams, by their very nature, are difficult to attain.
They require you to make time, energy, and money commitments.
The road to attaining them are filled with obstacles, frustrations and disappointments.
Your family and friends may support you as you trudge off towards your goal. Or, they may not. They may find that your dream also takes a lot of them, their time, energy and money.
Regardless of how optimistic you may feel at times, you have finite resources.
So how do you pursue your dreams with these limitations?
Choose to invest your resources behind one dream at a time.
All dreams require a transformation from you and many times you experience multiple transformations in both mindset and behaviors.
When you invest your resources in one dream AND experience a transformation in mindset, you are in the right frame of mind to accomplish the dream.
When you experience a transformation in your behaviors, you become better equipped to take action on your dream and the goals leading to the ultimate dream.
The work you have to put into the transformations in mindset and behavior is not trivial. The work will exhaust you and sap firstly your energy.
Be kind to yourself. Tackle one dream first and master yourself. Then take on another dream. Layer on your dreams.
Transformation in mindset
Master how you see your circumstances, yourself as an agent of change in your circumstances, your thoughts.
Mindset changes are more difficult than behavior changes as thoughts occur before behaviors.
According to Brooke Castillo, a life coach, when you master your thoughts, you master your feelings. When you master your feelings, you master your actions. When you master your actions, you master your results. And your thoughts are your perceptions of your circumstances.
Sometimes the mindset change that you need for one dream may be the same mindset change required for another dream. You can apply a newly transformed you to another dream and having mastered the mindsets already, you will find that the road to your next dream becomes easier.
Transformation in behavior
Dreams are difficult to attain. So when you put in the time, energy and money, you want to build keystone behaviors and transform them into habits and routines.
When you build these habits and routines, you put your behavior on automatic.
Automatic behaviors require less energy to maintain.
However, automatic behaviors are cultivated after much exerted repetition in the setting you want it to occur.
Master your behaviors for one dream and put it on automatic before tackling the goals for another dream which may need a different set of behaviors. Remember, your energy is finite so you can only input a limited amount of energy into one dream at a time.
Imagine if you are pushing a huge boulder up a hill. That requires a lot of energy. Suppose you had a second boulder of the same size to push up the hill. The energy you need to put in has doubled.
But what if you pushed one boulder up a hill and as you push it continuously, it becomes smaller and smaller. Then when you are halfway up the hill you collect the second boulder. The effort to push one small boulder and one huge boulder will be much less than trying to push two huge boulders from the beginning of the journey. The trick is to get the first boulder small enough before adding on the second boulder.
So go after one dream at a time. And when you have experienced the transformations in mindset and behaviors for that dream, you can layer on the boulder for another dream.