We all have dreams and desires in life. This is a good thing since they are the drive we need, our source of motivation. They are the “mental fuel” that is often indispensable to help us continue our journey and not throw in the towel.
Be ambitious but do not overestimate yourself
We all harbor the desire and hope for a better life. When you go through depressing and discouraging times, you hold on to your main goal and/or varied objectives to get back on track.
Unfortunately, many people fail to materialize their desires because they set the bar too high and do not always have the inner abilities to live up to their ambitions.
Many people try to climb to the top of the Himalaya without even having trained enough to climb up the hill near their house. As a result, they wear themselves out and lack oxygen as soon as the foothills begin, which leads them to run short of oxygen quite quickly!
You would doubtlessly never think of taking on the highest mountain in the world without training. And if you did, you would follow an alpinist progressive training plan over the course of several months to achieve it.
And yet, many people behave this way where their desires are concerned. It is wiser to set realistic goals for yourself to have any chance of fulfilling them.
Knowing yourself well to better succeed
You must start in a humble manner by seeing yourself as you are and not as you imagine yourself to be. That means you must – first of all – know your real possibilities, your inner strengths but also your weaknesses. This way, you will have a better idea of the life that suits you and that corresponds to what you are capable of doing in life.
As Julius Caesar rightly said:
“You’d rather be the first man in a village than the second man in Rome.”
Every one of us has their own qualities and must adapt their projects to their personal abilities.
Once this principle of humility has been understood and put into practice, ask yourself what you love, what your abilities are and what skills others acknowledge you have. Asking for someone’s opinion may be a formidable means to show how humble you are and better understand who you are. Build your projects and goals on these foundations and you will make your dreams come true.