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September 8, 2021

Serious Success Isn’t Based on Wishful Thinking

Daydreaming can be a powerful tool sometimes. It gives us a chance to get an image of what our ideal life would be like – a goal to strive for. Having this clear idea of a goal in mind is a very important part of becoming successful.

You can’t go very far without knowing what you’re going to do. However, daydreaming should remain as a tool for visualizing your goal, and it should never go far beyond that. For many people, daydreaming is what they spend a good chunk of their time doing.

They’ll sit around bored at work, imagining their dream house, their dream car, and their dream life. In the meantime, though, they’re not doing anything to actually help them move closer to their goals, but rather they’re just spending their time fawning over what their life could be.

This is a very unproductive mindset. Very seldom will anyone see any kind of success by just thinking alone. It takes so much more to make a successful person. You need to be able to put your thoughts into action, taking real steps towards these goals in order to make your life better overall.

It’s impossible for simple thoughts to actually progress your life in any way, but it’s been shown time and time again that action will get you where you want to be. Next time you find yourself daydreaming a little too much, take things to the next level.

You’ve seen that goal in your head, so you know that much. Now, you need to come up with a plan to get you there. Think about what your progression will look like from where you are now to where you were thinking about.

Having a goal alone doesn’t give you much help, but having a clear map from start to finish is a key part of becoming successful. Never be content with just imagining what your life could be like.

Whenever you have the opportunity, you should be taking actions in order to actually achieve those goals. Be on the search for another job, take some time to tend to your personal relationships – whatever it is that you need to be doing.

No matter what, you have to be doing something actively to get you there, rather than just hoping to wake up one day and find that you’re successful with no effort. Mere thoughts can’t get you anywhere.

Eric
Post Contributor

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