Is your dream, still a dream? If so, what are you waiting for? We were all put on this planet to figure out, what is our life’s purpose, and to do our best to pursue it.
Especially in these times of modern technology and the internet, it’s never been easier to leave a digital footprint of your existence. Musicians don’t really need the expensive equipment, instruments and a place to work on their talent. They can easily afford software on their computers to work on their art and find people with similar interest on the social networks.
Writers don’t really need access to the library or waiting for an approval of their work, from a local newspaper or publishing company. They can publish their thoughts via multiple blogs.
Engineers can apply via freelance platforms of various international projects, photographers can make quality photos with their i Phones, and … you get the point.
If you agreed with the written above, we would like to congratulate you on your independence and entrepreneurial spirit. You’ve just climbed one stage higher on the ladder of success.
The second thing to following your dreams, is being successful in that. According to Simon Sinek’s simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, you should have the answers to these three questions.
– What you do at your job?
– How you do it?
– and the most important of all – Why you do it?
At the end of the day, people don’t buy WHAT you do; people buy WHY you do it. Do business with people who believe what you believe.
Why do products or companies fail? People will say under capitalized, the wrong people, bad market conditions. But, if you are driven by a cause, by a purpose, by a belief, can’t really fail if you stick to honestly representing your work. There is a big difference between the strive to be rich and famous, and the strive to change something in the word, so good you will be remembered by. Even if someone beats you to it, to your idea, person who believes in his dream will only find a way to improve it and to make even bigger impact of the world. The person who was in it for the fame and the money, will find his ego bruised and just quit.
If you are most certain in why you do what you do, don’t fell discouraged to try it, no matter all odds.
You can watch the whole presentation, followed with examples that include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling in the video below.