Every week, I challenge myself to watch a new Ted talk or listen to a new podcast, I always want to learn something new or discover something about the world that fascinates me and changes my perspective.
This week, I decided to watch a brief clip from the Ted talks archive from Bel Pesce, the topic fascinated me. The topic was How to Kill Your Dreams. And I had never thought of it from that perspective. She discussed five tips to kill your dreams:
- Believe in Overnight Success – Your overnight success story is always a result of everything you’ve done in your life through that moment.
- Believe someone else has the answers for you – No one else has the perfect answers for your life.
- Decide to settle when growth is guaranteed – Okay is never okay. When you’re growing towards a peak, you need to work harder than ever and find another peak. Theres no time to settle now
- Believe the fault is someone else’s – If you have dreams it’s YOUR responsibility to make it happen. If you didn’t make your dreams happen, it’s your fault and no one else’s
- Believe that the only things that matter are the dreams themselves – Life is never about the goal themselves it’s about the journey. Achieving a dream is just a momentary sensation, and life is not. The only way to achieve all your dreams is to fully enjoy every step of your journey.
One main point that I took away from this, was that there is no substitute for hard work & passion. If you have the curiosity to learn something, learn it. Work at your craft and challenge yourself to become the best at it. “There is no such thing has overnight success.” Michelangelo didn’t become famous overnight. Like athlete’s; if you put the work in then you’re bound to get results.