True dreamers are never satisfied. Real dreamers always want to achieve more and more, no matter how much success they have achieved.
However, it’s not always easy to go from point A (where you are today) to point B (where you want to be tomorrow). It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and will power, but you already know all of this so I won’t bother spending time talking about these traits.
Instead, I want to talk about something just as important, if not more.
In order to go from where you are to where you want to be you have to be willing to give up what you currently have in order to reach the next level.
If you are content with the level you currently reside on in life, you will never make it to the next level.
This is why a lot of people achieve some form of minor success and stop. They settle because they have led themselves to believe that they have achieved all there is to achieve.
Whereas the true dream chasers realize that they have to be willing to put their current level on the line in order to reach the next level. This is the way dream chasers create a significant change in their lives. This is the formula for change. Like it or not. If you want to make a change you have to be so fed up with your current circumstances that you are willing to give them up in order to get something much more.
If you are unwilling to risk your yesterdays success for your tomorrows, you will remain stagnant.
Allow me to drive home this point by sharing a story that the motivational speaker ET The Hip Hop Preacher once told (i’ll be paraphrasing).
This story is about a girl and pearls. One day, this young girl received two precious pearls from her grandma. This girl who we will call, Ashley was amazed. Ashley was so fascinated and excited about these pearls that she would take them wherever she went and she would keep them near her at all times. She would show these pearls off to everyone.
One day, her father came home from work and walked up to Ashley and said, “Hey Ashley, I was wondering if you could give me those two pearls?”
Ashley stated, “Dad, I love you, but I’m sorry, I cannot.”
Her dad stated, “Very well then” and walked away.
Weeks went by and Ashley’s amazement regarding her pearls continued to grow.
After a couple more weeks her father came up to her again and asked, “Ashley can I have those two pearls of yours?”
Again Ashley stated, “I love you dad, you can have anything else you want, but I’m sorry, I really love these pearls, I cannot give them to you.”
Yet again Ashley’s father agreed and proceeded to carry on with his day.
A few weeks later, Ashley’s father came home from work one day and found Ashley in the living room. Ashley was shaking as she walked up to her dad and said, “Here dad, you can have the pearls. They are all yours.”
Ashley’s dad blessed her with a smile stretching ear to ear. It was obvious that he was thrilled because his girl was about to learn one of the great lessons of life.
After Ashley had given him the pearls, Ashley’s father proceeded to take out a little fancy box. He opened the box and took out two real pearls. He stated, “I had these two real pearls for you all this time. But since you were not willing to give in your fake ones, I could not give these real ones to you.”
Ashley was stoked and loved her new pearls, but more importantly she learned the one lesson that you need to know and abide by…
You have to be willing to sacrifice your today for your tomorrow.
You can’t expect to improve much if you are still holding onto your yesterday’s. You have to forget the events of the prior day and aim to make today the best day of your life.
If you are content with the successes of yesterday, you will never rise above and accomplish more. Instead you’ll slowly slip back into mediocrity.
Life is a never ending battle. There is always more to achieve.
So with that stated, the way you go about reaching point B is by giving up point A. You cannot expect to fully enjoy the luxuries you have right now, if you want to achieve more. For instance, you can’t waste time watching TV, procrastinating, being lazy. Instead you have to devote your time to work and hard work at that. This is the only way.
A lot of people are unwilling to do this and hence they remain in the same position.
So if you want to become someone better tomorrow, you have to give up majority of your leisure time today and you have to forget about your past successes altogether. Your past successes don’t mean a damn thing just like your past failures don’t mean anything.
Focus on the now and on moving forward.
Going from point A to point B is not as hard as it seems if you are willing to sacrifice.
Sacrifices mixed with hard work will take you from where you are today to where you desire to be tomorrow.