What’s the one thing, if you really had to achieve just one thing in your life, before you leave this world and move into the next, against all odds, what’s the one thing you REALLY want in your life?

Let me say this… You matter. More specifically, that thing you want really bad, it matters. And it deserves all the attention you know you can and should give to it.

But where do you start?

If you are still reading this far into this post you are probably in one of two positions right now;

  1. You are stuck on something, that either you know you know you can fix but can’t or you are stuck on something you do don’t know but can still fix it. Either way it’s making you procrastinate.
  2. You’re on the journey to getting what it is that really matters to you but for some reason, it’s harder than expected or it’s taking way to frik’en long for your liking. Maybe you cant see the light at the end of the tunnel. Or maybe your just about to give up.

Both of these things are potentially disastrous to your dreams if you let them take hold, but you wont and I know why… Because you’re still reading. You want this so bad that you looking for an answer that will make it all go away. How do I know? Because I am there, right beside you, in real time, chasing the biggest dreams of my life.

Let me outline the things that will help overcome the challenges that come with dream chasing;

Your procrastination is a result of avoiding the inevitable thing that’s lies between you and going for what you want. Your fear. What is that fear? Probably something that caries less that 90% credibility. What does that mean? It means that there is a good chance that whatever you are actually fearing will probably never eventuate, and if it does it wont be as bad as you think. But your still scared right? Then it’s time to get clear about your why. Your why is the thing that will drive you through the darkest and hardest of days. It’s your kids big eyes looking at you when your having trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Whatever your why is, when you have truly defined it and you realise that turning your back on your dreams is equivalent to turning your back on your why, you will haul ass quicker that ever before. Your why is leverage.

But your screaming at me – “IVAN! You don’t understand! This is different… for me I can’t get what I want because of [X], my [Y] won’t let me, I don’t have time because of [Z], every time I try [blah blah blah] happens…”.

I get it. I really do. I’ve been there. And in some respects if I told you life is perfect and being an entrepreneur is a dreamy life like what you see on some instagram feeds, i’d be lying. That’s why your a reader of ivansiladji.com, because I’m a real dude doing it the real way, each day, moment by moment, just like you. Let me tell you… and listen closely… going for your dreams is not going to be an easy thing. If you’re not willing to accept that then go get a bag of potato chips and sit on your ass. That’s the fact of the matter. If you want something bad enough you will go for it. I’ve met many people in my life, from all walks, parents, youth, business owners, workers, welfare recipients, and I have heard a lot of excuses. But that’s all they are. Excuses.

If you have a dream right now, that you have started or are thinking about starting… get clear about your why. Get very clear, then, pick up the phone, get your journal out, get in your car, throw on your runners, whatever it is, and start NOW. And when you try and make an excuse, remember, your excuse is an excuse to turn your back on your dreams. And when you close the door to your dream, it may not open again, for a very long time. So start now. Keep going. Never stop. You matter.

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What did you think about this post? You don’t have to give me a long comment, just a simple “I found it useful” will do good. Or if it was bad a “It sucked” will do, you wont hurt my feelings. They are stronger than that I promise. Leave me a comment.

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