Hey guys! Welcome back. I am no stranger to having dreams and big goals. I am also no stranger to the fact that it’s really hard to balance working toward those dreams with a full time job. And if you are anything like me and you can relate to this struggle, then this one is for you. It is possible to work toward your dreams and reach your goals while also working a full time job. Today I am going to share some strategies that I have picked up along the way to help you as you navigate trying to balance everything.
Have a clear vision.
No matter what your dreams are and what you are trying to do, it is really important to have a clear vision. Things change sometimes, but as long as you have a basic understanding of what you want your dream is it will help you stay focused. Have a clear understanding of what success means to you and what that looks like in your life. Know how you will define success and what that means in terms of your dreams. Your vision should not only be about what you want, but it should also include why you want it and how you will get it.
Have a course of action.
A dream will get you nowhere if you don’t attach any action to it. So it’s really important to make sure you are setting goals for your dream and then doing what you can to reach those goals. Planning is really important and it helps you know the direction that you are going and how you are going to get there. You should start with having a clear vision and idea of what your dream is, but the next step should be planning out how you will make that dream a reality and setting up a course of action that is reasonable and something you can actually accomplish.
Make it a part of your to-do list.
When it comes to making your dreams a reality, it’s not really helpful if you only work towards every six months or so. You have to put in consistent and persistent time and effort to make it happen. So adding clear objectives to your daily agenda will help you take small steps forward. I’m not saying you have to do something major every single day because there’s not always going to be the time for that. But even if you can find something small that you can do every day, even if it’s watching a video on a topic, that can help you learn and prepare for the future.
Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day? Well neither are dreams. It’s not likely that what you are working toward is going to happen overnight. It is going to take time. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have it or it won’t happen. It just means that you have to be patient. It’s sometimes easy to get discouraged or want to give up when things don’t happen for us in a timely manner, but patience helps. Patience buys you the time and energy to stick it out so you want to keep going. So just don’t give up on yourself or your dream.
Manage your time effectively.
Going after your dreams takes quite a bit of discipline. Without it you won’t really get things done. So it’s important to make sure you are using your time wisely and spending the time you have to work on things you want. And I’m not saying you can’t have fun. But if you are spending every spare hour you have watching TV and not doing anything else, how effectively are you using the time you are given? It’s important to make sure you are managing your time and using it to your absolute advantage. You will start seeing results a lot faster this way.
Working a full time job while trying to make your dreams a reality is more difficult, but it’s not impossible. You can do it you just need the vision, patience, and discipline. But I know you have what it takes. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this and find it helpful. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments if you have any other tips or thoughts on pursuing your dreams while working full time. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!