The Importance of Dreaming Big with your Online Business
Last Update: Nov 13, 2018
Over the weekend, my husband and I visited the International Car show that came to our area. Although we aren't currently in the market for a new car, we love to look at what the market has to offer, as well as to drool over the vehicles that we would love to some day own.
Our garage is currently contains the vehicles of necessity. An SUV and a pickup truck. My husband wants another "fun" car, after he had to say goodbye to his Saab 9-3 Aero convertible some six plus years ago.
For some, walking the floor of shows like this are commonly filled with dreams of something they will never achieve. The wants, that will never be fulfilled, in some cases due simply to their mindset.
You see, we found a few cars we would love to own at this show, one of which is pictured above. Yes, my friends, that is a Maserati SUV, with a sticker price of around $97K, the other was a Mercedes AMG Convertible with a sticker of $181K. We won't include the Mclaren, because while that is a very nice car to look at, it's just not a realistic vehicle for New England, as you would be bottoming out on nearly every parking lot entrance you used.
Now, you may be thinking, $100K and $200K for a car is a lot of money, and yes in some ways you would be right. But this is where your mindset comes into play. If all you think about is the fact that "it's too much money, and I'll never be able to afford that", it is that thought process, that becomes a self-fufilling prophecy.
But there are actually two sides to a self-fufilling prophecy. The Positive and the Negative.
If you take the Negative approach by believing that you will always find yourself struggling through life, due to no fault of your own, then your life choices and behavior will cause you to remain in a life filled with struggles because you do not believe that you deserve better.
But, on the other hand, if you take the positive approach, and believe that with hard work, and effort, you can achieve any goal that you set your sights on, your choices and behavior will cause you to make choices that push you forward towards your goals, instead of away from them.
Now, you might be asking yourself, what does this have to do with the car pictured above.
Well, it's actually quite simple. When I saw this vehicle, the first thought in my mind wasn't $97K is a lot of money, and I will never afford that car. I instead looked at it as I will own that car someday. It may not be today, and it may not be tomorrow, but some day I will make that dream, and many others, a reality.
With just that simple thought, I have set myself on a path to do whatever I need to do, in order to accomplish that goal. That means taking action on tasks that will help me achieve my goals. Posting new content to my website on a regular basis, being active on social media, and constantly learning the tips and tricks needed to turn traffic into sales.
Every single day we are all given two choices. One could be to stay in bed and do nothing at all, and the other is get out of bed every morning and do at least one task that takes you one step closer towards your goal.
If you have a hard time visualizing your goals, it may be helpful to integrate a "vision board" into your daily life. This can be as simple as photos on the side of your bathroom mirror, or even the door of your refrigerator. The key is it needs to be in a place that you see every single day, and it needs to contain images of the things that you are working to achieve.
There will be days when negative thoughts may try to take over, but you need to remember to NOT LET THEM WIN! It's like the naysayers trying to knock you off your horse to prevent you from achieving what you have set out to accomplish.
While I do not have a vision board, it's photos like the one above, that keep me moving forward. In just the short amount of time since I returned to WA, I have seen positive results from my efforts in the form of affiliate commissions on multiple platforms. I just need to keep moving forward and one day owing that car, as well as all my other goals will become a reality!
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