How Dreaming Big Helps You As an Entrepreneur



Have you ever thought that one day your business would get to a point where it can compete with other large organizations in your field? Do you aspire to become one of the top CEOs in your field? Have you ever thought your business will be substantially more than it is now in the near future?

If your answer is yes, then you are dreaming big! “Dreaming big” serves as a resource of great ideas for your business and motivates you to put more effort into what you are doing. It’s when you can picture what you want to do and start making plans to make it happen.

At my leisure, I’d spend time aspiring for great things to happen in my career, why? Because it supplies a whole lot of driving force for me! This is a major factor that has really helped my freelance writing business from the outset.

Here are some of the benefits of “dreaming big”:

It gives you a constant flow of motivation

Like I mentioned earlier, dreams serve as a driving force, especially when you don’t get much motivation from the people around you. Most entrepreneurs don’t get to see people who would encourage them to press on, especially from the outset, because at this period they don’t really have gains yet from the business and they get discouraged from people around them.

This is one factor that you have to face all by yourself as an entrepreneur, especially when you do not have anyone to encourage you. You are the only one who knows what you stand to gain from what you are pursuing. Hence, you have to give yourself self-motivation.

It makes you have passion

When you dream big, you know your aim. You know where you are going and you don’t care about what it is going to cost you. All you have in mind is “I want to get there”. When you begin to meet challenges that seem impossible, you don’t just say “I quit!” Your passion makes you fight and go through it. That is the influence of “dreaming big.”

“Dreaming big” makes you creative

Most of the time, when you aspire for great things to happen in your business, it pushes you to research and learn more. You want to know what the experts in your field knew before they became the experts they are today. While you are learning, you get great ideas about what you need to do in order to achieve your dreams.

It’s not all about “dreaming big,” is it?

If we achieve our goals all because we “dream big,” then we shouldn’t bother to put in any more effort, right? Of course we all know it’s not enough to just dream big!

Your dreams won’t come true all because you are dreaming; it’s a lot more than that. Shiv Khera once said that “Most people are good people but they can do better; most people already know what to do to improve their lives. But the question here is; why aren’t they doing it?”

One day a man asked Shiv Khera, “What is the secret to your success?” Shiv looked at him and answered by simply asking the man to meet him at a particular river the following day. He did as Shiv asked, then Shiv took the man by the hand toward the river. When they got to a spot in the river, he dipped the man’s head into the water without any notice.

When he realized the man was dying, he released the man and asked him, “What was the thing you needed the most when you were under the water?” The man shouted, “Air!” And then Shiv told him, “When you need success like you need air under the water, you would achieve the success that you desire.”

But it all starts from your aspirations, your dreams, and the plans you have in place to make your dreams come true!

This is a guest post by Victor Ijidola, a freelance writer and blogger at veeblogs.net; a blog designed to help prospective entrepreneurs, startups and established entrepreneurs who demand success in what they do.

Reprinted by permission.

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