Many of us have big dreams that we try not to think about. Some people want to be astronauts, some people want to be rock stars… but few people will admit that when asked at a party what they’re interested in.
Problem is, we feel a bit silly admitting to our ambitious dreams and hopes because we know they have a small chance of becoming real. We let a fear of failure prevent us from speaking about our aims – and even prevent us from acknowledging them!
But this is hugely misguided. The reality is actually that it is easy to achieve anything you want to achieve. And you can be whatever you want to be – just like the teachers told you at school. Read on and we’ll look at how and why this can be the case.
How to be a Rock Musician?
If you want to be a rock musician, what do you do?
The first step is simply to start playing rock. What you could do next though is to start recording that playing and maybe upload it to YouTube. Do this enough and eventually you’ll get a following as people start to add you and subscribe. Over the course of a few years, you could eventually end up with a list of subscribers that’s long enough to make you legitimately something of a minor celebrity…
Want to be a novelist? Then you can write a book and publish it on LuLu (a self publishing site) to be able to legitimately say you’re a ‘published author’.
The point is that it’s actually very easy to become the thing you want to be. Getting to the point where you’re professional is harder but you don’t need to make your job the thing that defines you. So in other words, if you want to say you’re a ‘writer’ all you have to do is to ‘write’.
Once you start looking at your goals and dreams like this, it allows you to completely forget the idea of failure. Failure is no longer an issue and so you can attack your goals with vigour. You can’t fail to ‘write regularly’ and this allows you to enjoy the things you are passionate about without feeling the need to lie or to downplay your hopes and objectives.
You can be anything you want to be – and being good comes with time!