Monday Muscle: 5 Ways to Kill Your Dreams

The weekly tip/tool/inspiration to start your week off strong.

We unashamedly love TEDtalks. This talk, from Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce, makes several good points about how we sabotage our own dreams.

Here’s 5 things you should avoid while chasing your dreams:

Believe in overnight success.

You have a lot of work ahead of you. Be a dreamer with a healthy sense of realism. If you can balance these two well, you’re already ahead of the game.

Believe someone else has the answers for you.

Wise advice and collaboration are all good things and you should seek them out — but at the end of the day you need to take responsibility for your dream, because, well, it’s your’s.

Decide to settle when growth is guaranteed.

Things are going well, you’re meeting every goal, but don’t get too comfortable! Keep pushing, keep dreaming, and always keep challenging yourself.

Believe the fault is someone else’s.

Don’t play the blame game. If you’re not succeeding, something needs to change. Again, take responsibility for your dream.

Believe that the only things that matter are the dreams themselves.

We could write a book on this one. Life goes on, even while you’re in the midst of chasing that amazing dream — don’t miss out.

Watch Bel Pesce’s full talk here:
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