One step closer | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Our dreams always seem so far away at some point. And we begin to wonder when we will ever achieve those big dreams of our hearts. Sometimes it just looks like these dreams will never come to pass. We have written big goals and strategized in a very big way but the resources coming in are peanuts. We also don’t seem to be getting into the right network of people who can help. When this happens to you and you see things jelling – working out – for other people you are tempted to think yours may never happen.

 

At that point you feel you are just daydreaming. I think you need to remember that those who have things working for them today were at some point day dreaming. There was a time when they did not know what to do.

 

You can imagine how frustrating it is to have all the skills needed to get things done but you don’t have a dime of the resources needed. It can even be worse when everyone keeps telling you how talented you are and they all pity you that nothing is happening for you.

 

If you keep working at those dreams and you don’t stop, even though things don’t seem to be working out, I can tell you authoritatively that you are one step closer to the dreams you are chasing.

 

There may be times when you have taken a few wrong steps and you also know it. That’s okay. Sometimes when you don’t take the wrong steps you will never know where to put your feet the next time you need to make a move. It’s running into some bumps in life that we learn where to slow down and where to go at top speed.

 

When you wake up on daily basis to pursue your dreams and others are laughing at you, just know that you are one step closer. They may be laughing because they think you are wasting your time. They may be laughing because they think you will never get anything done. Let them laugh as much as they want. When you finally take the last step on the dream chasing journey, you will be the one to start laughing.

 

Don’t ever think about quitting. You should not let the lack of visible results weigh you down. There are times when things just seem to shut down completely. it looks like nothing will work again.

 

You will even be more scared or discouraged when you see people you revere failing or making terrible mistakes. You may begin to ask how you will ever make it to the finish line if these giants are dropping out of the race.

 

Don’t look at those ones anymore and don’t despise them. You were supposed to get your inspiration from them but now you have to choose another source of inspiration. You need to keep working and talking and seeing.

 

All the efforts you are putting in that business are taking you one step closer to the dream. All the time and resources are taking you one step closer to your dream. The only time you are not going closer to that dream is when you stop doing anything for the dream.

 

Remember this point I am trying to make like someone driving through a very long tunnel. You know that it does not matter how long you drive you will not see the end until you are there. Driving in the tunnel without seeing the end does not mean you are not making progress or getting close to the end. But you should note that you will only see the end of the tunnel if you don’t stop driving.

 

So in real life, don’t stop driving yourself or pushing yourself towards that dream on a daily basis. There is so much you are doing and everything takes you a step closer to the finish line even if you can’t see it yet!

 

About the author Fola Daniel Adelesi

Fola Daniel Adelesi is a professional public speaker who also trains other speakers. He's a highly engaging training facilitator and he holds his large audience spell bound when speaking at gatherings. Apart from his several platforms which include banks, insurance companies and religious organizations where he facilitates trainings, he has been a part of some national television shows and he spoke so intelligently. He's an author, business consultant and highly skilled master of ceremony with excellent poise and diction. He was on the Debaters TV reality show season 1, he presented 'You Can' on Radio Continental in 2011 and he did motivational segments on Galaxy TV from Dec 2008 to August 2009. Fola Daniel has authored at least 5 books including ‘Writing Business Proposals,’ ‘The Mentoring father’ and ‘Get up and hit that goal.’ He talked about Social Media on Info.com - An ICT Show on Lagos Television from August 2015 to late 2016. He’s a regular guest on some national tv platforms (including Channels TV and Television Continental) and a delight to their audience. He trained as a communications professional, works as a business consultant and was also trained at Lagos Business School in collaboration with Google as a Digital Business Manager. He is the President and CEO of the Edible Pen Group.

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