How to Do Something Big with Your Life Right Now 306

how to do something big with your life

I believe that we’re here to do something big with our lives. And every single one of us has the potential to do it.

I’m one of those people that can stay up in bed for hours. That can’t get to sleep because there are many ideas to be written down and analyzed.
Because there are so many things I want to do, big things.
Things, just the thought of which excites me a lot.

To others in my life, I seem foolish when I mention that. That’s why I stopped doing it and feel much better.
This way I can be working on my stuff, and do it my way. And still have a normal social life, everyday problems and tasks to do.

And to everyone, I’m just ordinary. And this is normal, which equals good. So everything’s just fine.

The thing is, I’m much more than that. I’m full of remarkable thoughts and things I want to do and achieve. On most of them I’m working right now. While others are just plans for the near future.
But I have them. And I do something about them. And this little thing – the fact that I’ve started my journey, have a direction, know what I want and am finding ways to get it – is actually the big thing.

I wasn’t confident in my goals and visions some time ago, but then realized that other people – well, most people around me – didn’t even have a vision.

They just wanted things to be the way they are now and are okay if they never change. They don’t think about the future because somewhere deep inside they fear it.

This will end up in regrets for never doing the things they wanted, and worse, never becoming the person they could have been. And that’s a sad end for everyone.

I can see the big picture and my horizons expand every day. For now, the change is mostly on the inside.
But that’s where things actually take place when something big happens.

So how can anyone do something big with their life?

The Idea

Everything remarkable starts with a simple idea. And we all have tons of them every day, we just don’t pay enough attention to them.

I can even say that everyone has a few million dollar ideas right now. But he never takes the time to notice them, focus on them and turn them into reality. The process is long but once started, turns your life into a meaningful journey, full of joy and purpose.

So value your ideas.

Whenever they pop up in your head, stop and ask yourself if there’s something bigger behind it. It’s there for a reason and your job is to make something out of it. It’s your way of doing something big and leaving a legacy.

The Belief

Nothing will ever change in your life if you don’t believe it’s possible.

Success, happiness, change and greatness are all things you can have at any moment. You just need to actually believe in yourself, your abilities and potential and then take the necessary actions.

Most people these days lack this belief. Their confidence in what they can achieve is to such a low level that they never try to change anything, that’s why they don’t even take the first step.

And without it, they can never take the journey and reach the life they’re destined to have.

We miss out on so much only because we don’t believe it’s possible, we don’t believe we deserve it, we don’t believe we can have it.

But you can change that. Realize that you can have it all and do great things once you reach your goals.

The Decision

Then comes the decision-taking.

Here’s what Chris Guillebeau – an extraordinary and passionate individual, who’s visited every country in the world and whose blog you should check out – says in The Decision to Be Remarkable:

“If you want to break out of the mold of average, the first thing you need to do is to make a decision to be radically different. Most remarkable people are people of action, and for a good reason: if you don’t take decisive action, nothing will ever change.

It calls for a clear decision to rise above the culture of mediocrity.

Of all the steps required to change the world in the way you see fit, the decision to be remarkable is the most important. With this decision in place, other variables can be changed. Don’t rush this—it’s a big commitment.
Once you make the commitment, you need a vision to change the world. What will it be? Whatever you choose, make sure it’s remarkable enough to suit every gift you have ever been given. Once you decide to defy the expectations of being average, there will be a lot riding on your ultimate success.”

So after you have your idea you need to take the decision to make something big and get it out there. Otherwise, the idea will just stay in your head and will soon go away.

Don’t let that happen! It’s not fair to you, and to the world that needs what you have to offer.
Take a definite decision and stick to it.

The Vision

Then your vision of the thing you want will get bigger and bigger, it will become clearer and the next steps you need to take will be shown to you.

That’s how the universe and your mind react when you follow your path and do what you’re supposed to.

This could be anything. The point is to make it all the way from an idea – a dream – to reality.

Another thing Chris says is:

“Instead of shrinking over time, your vision will actually get bigger. The funny thing about big goals is that they often take less time to achieve than you expect, and once you achieve them, you’ve already mentally moved on to bigger and better goals. As you proceed with questioning authority, building your army, achieving your goals, and helping others, the vision keeps expanding.”

That is the initial process, the first few steps of the biggest adventure in your life. But it’s a path worth following as there lies your destiny, the legacy that will exist long after you’re gone, and the way to become a remarkable person.
We’re talking about big things here. That’s why this should be done by going beyond yourself.

At first, you do it for yourself only. But the bigger it gets, the more you realize it’s for others as well. And you’re helping them while achieving you goals and reaching your potential.

I didn’t give any examples in this post simply because each one of us has a different kind of dreams and his own unique way to make them real.

It could be anything. Just give it a try.

Are you ready to get out there and do something big?

See also:

How to be successful in life: 13 tips from the world’s most successful people
17 ways to motivate yourself to do great things
What 10 things should you do every day to improve your life?
7 ways to generate great ideas

Image by Jason Hargrove @Flickr

Get The Lifestyle Designer's Digest
Directly into your inbox every Monday.
Previous ArticleNext Article

7 Quick Tips on How to Be More Successful in Everyday Life 6

If Life Were a Game, What Would Your Score Be? [FREE 10 Minute Assessment]

Everyone dreams about being successful. But what is success?

For you, it could be building a company, getting promoted at work, generating wealth, or more humble ambitions, such as being the best parent or partner. While success looks different to each person, we all have an innate desire to achieve.

No matter how you define success as an individual, here are some habits you can adopt to become more successful in everyday life.

1. Be Focused.

There are distractions all around us, from social media and smartphones to friends and family. While everyone needs some ‘me time,’ to be successful, you also need focus. As such, cut out distractions and set aside time to work towards your goal.

Remember: There is always something productive you can do.

2. Aim to Learn.

It can be easy to get hung up results but being successful is about more than the outcome. The key to being truly successful is about learning. This allows you to grow and adapt, changing your approach and leading to improvements. As such, make learning a goal. This will also help to keep you motivated, too.

3. Be Prepared.

Being prepared is essential to increase the chance of success. This can be applied to almost any situation. Whether you are expecting your first baby, have an upcoming exam or interview, or are considering CFD trading, all require research and preparation.

4. Stop the Excuses.

When something goes wrong, it can be easy to dig your head in the sand, but this is not a habit of a successful person. Instead, take responsibility. Stop your excuses, work on your weaknesses and make improvements. The onus is on you to be successful so step up, set challenges and drive yourself forward.

5. Be Happy.

You may be focussed on earning more money, or you may have a goal to buy a flash car. But if you’re working a job you cannot stand, putting in too many hours and sacrificing time with the ones you love, you could quickly start to feel miserable.

Increase your happiness and make it a marker of your success, even if it takes longer to achieve your goals.

6. Feel Grateful.

Success is often less about material possessions or goals than it is about changing our perceptions.

This is why it is important to start recognizing the good things around you. Recognise and feel grateful for what you already have and you will soon feel very successful indeed.

7. Start Failing.

This may seem counterintuitive, but failure is a big part of success. It helps to highlight the things we do not want and essentially provides clarity. A little failure never hurt anyone. After all, no one has ever become successful without first experiencing failure.