The Importance of Dreaming Big with your Online Business

Last Update: November 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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lesabre Premium
Hi, let me see... husband gets a new snow blower and lawn mower, probably without seat belts. You comparing that to a
Maserati SUV or a Mercedes AMG Convertible that is so cute. I am sure you will get one or the other.
smokeywins Premium
Well actually, the lawnmower does have a seatbelt, it's a Zero turn, 48" Kubota. Not your average lawn mower, and the Snow Blower was an Ariens Deluxe 30 with EFI. Our old one was a hand me down from my parents. It too was an Ariens, but only a 24, that is now about 15 years old at this point.

The AMG would be hubby's car, the Maserati SUV would be mine. I mentioned hubby's "toy's" because 2018 is the first time we have finally found ourselves in a place where we can afford to purchase the items we have been wanting. Our bills are slowly getting paid off, and my online efforts are slowly bringing in returns. Not enough to buy either one of those cars, but my point was to look at things like that as if they are a real possibility, no matter how much they cost, instead of a pipe dream that will never happen.
lesabre Premium
Love the choice of cars.
FKelso Premium Plus
I do hope you have posted that picture somewhere in your house where you can look at it every day...maybe on your refrigerator?
Yes, we first have to believe it is possible to gain what we want, and we have to keep moving toward it. Seems you are doing well. I hope you find a landslide of riches coming your way so you can get that car!
smokeywins Premium
It's currently on my phone right now. Every day is a step in the right direction. My husband just got a new snow blower, he got the riding lawn mower he's always wanted over the summer as well. Things are slowly falling into place, I just need to start getting signups for the program that brings true residual income, and I'll be on a path to having that car in my driveway :-)