New year, the perfect time for new beginnings, new dreams, be they big or small, a fresh approach. As Taylor Swift says "This is a new year, a new beginning. And things will change'. Here's our six top tips from ABW CEO, Liz McCarthy, to making your dreams come true;
1. Dream it
This is probably the trickiest bit. What is your dream? It doesn't need to be huge, does't need to be just one. But have a think, try to pull together some goals and ambitions for the coming year. Start with what makes you feel good, what excites you, write a few things down or draw a picture. This will help your brain work out what it wants.
2. Commit to your Dream
Dreams are all well and good. But it's important that they move from the conceptual to the actual. The advise in terms of fulfilling dreams is that you need to decide and believe in your dream, commit to it. It's kinda up to you to make it happen, and the first steps are believing that it will, and committing to taking action. As Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right."
3. Forget fear
Ok, so it can be scary and also a bit of pain to do new stuff, start new things and generally make changes. Fear often manifests itself in excuses 'i don't have time'. Try to overcome these fears e.g. Get up earlier, make time. This isn't always easy or nice to do, but Dreams don't always come easy.
4. Do it
This is probably the simplest and hardest one. Work out what you need to do to make it happen, and take action, daily.
5. Fail Fast
Mistakes are going to happen. It's important to fail quickly, move on. Don't worry about them, learn from them and move on.
6. Big love
You are amazing, don't forget it. It takes ambition, drive and guts to follow a dream. Always remember how fabulous you are, congratulate yourself on doing this. Give yourself some love.
And, as a little foot note from me, having followed a wild, ambitious, brilliant, and slightly crazy dream of my own, I do know that dreams do come true, if you want them too. Now onto the next dream..
Liz McCathy, CEO, abeautifulworld.co.uk
Dedicated to Agnys Rose