Firstly, do you have one? Are the timelines crystal clear as to when you will achieve it? What are you doing today to contribute towards that dream?
Losing the determination in between is completely normal. Even Usain Bolt himself admitted to getting bored after winning a few medals. Take this time to re-align yourself or tweak your goal to achieve your ultimate outcome.
Let me delve deep into reasons why people people have given up on their dreams:
1) They don’t believe in themselves. These kind of individuals always seek external approval to reassure themselves that they can achieve their goals. One has to believe with their whole heart and soul that they can achieve it.
2) They fail once and give up. Nobody tells you that it’s a process and that failure is just a part of success. We start with full excitement looking at the end result but giving up is easy right? We can have all the junk, watch TV shows with the comfort of our couch. Roger Federer, Abraham Lincoln, Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling wouldn’t have been in the place they are had they given up after failing once.
3) People will pull you down. There will always be a fat-ass, in the comfort of his/her bed, whining about all the circumstances they are in and prove to us that this won’t happen for you. When I wanted to cycle from Mumbai to Pune, people just didn’t believe that it was possible from someone like me. The others were indifferent. Surround yourself with equally dedicated and ambitious people and see how things turn around for you.
4) Fear Of The Unknown. It’s your dream. Go take that leap of faith. You have to sacrifice your comfort and security. That is the whole point of having a dream. They seem larger than life and ambitious. So be ready to take larger than life decisions.
5) Lastly Focus. While it is important to work around your challenges, focus more on how achieving that dream is within your reach. Focus on the lessons learnt during failure rather than failure itself.
If you get stuck ‘Remember Why it was your Dream in the first place’