Dream Big but Start Small

When I was a twelve year old kid, my class teacher advised me to dream big and set high goals in life, at that tender age it did not make much sense to me.

As far as I knew, at that time at least, dreams are unclear things that crawl into mind sometime in sleep and which are vivid at night and vague in the morning, and though I knew the literal meaning of goal all I could visualize was a goal post in soccer.

But slowly as I grew up words such as dreams, goals, aim made a lot of sense and ignited in me a new curiosity.

How to execute the dream?

As far as dreams are concerned literally anyone can achieve anything in this world, I know that this sentence had been repeated a million times in various books and in speeches made by wise personalities.

It may sound very boring and unrealistic to a typical person, the only secret one has to remember during dream execution is to compare his speed and progress with no one but himself.

Obviously some things are easier to achieve for naturally gifted people, it doesn’t mean you cannot achieve them. The only thing that differs is the time taken to achieve that task. As Baz Luhrmann said Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, but in the end it’s only with yourself.  

Starting Small

Many people fumble over and over again by setting difficult tasks from day one itself. Start now but start slowly.

  • First Crawl
  • Then take baby steps
  • Learn to walk
  • Train yourself to Run
  • Run Consistently till your goal is achieved

Always remember your journey is more of a marathon than a sprint. Along the journey you should never forget that anything is achievable, believe in that.

Example : If you wish to reduce your weight by 20 Kg, it is not possible to do that overnight. Some people jog for 10 km and drastically change eating habits from day one itself.

After 2 to 3 days that enthusiasm fizzles out and by the 4th day they eat more than normal in frustration.

This is because internally a regret develops inside that the plan is not getting implemented and consequently a false belief will be created it is impossible to look slim.

The Power of Compounding

Divide the main task into as many sub tasks as possible, on day one plan to walk for just five minutes. Then continue to do that for one week and from week number two increase the limit to fifteen minutes.

Slowly expand your limits and do it with consistency and perseverance, you will be amazed by the results.

Always believe in the power of compounding – set daily attainable tasks when achieved creates enthusiasm and reinforces your faith to achieve even greater goals.

Whenever you feel dejected and upset, remember that a snowball starts very small but as it moves forward it gathers the billions of tiny snowflakes that come in its way and turns into a huge unstoppable.

In a nutshell

Truly and sincerely believe that everything is possible, do not be in a mad race with anyone, start small, maintain consistency and be unstoppable.

– Raviteja Visakoti