I am currently reading a self-help book that my neighbor gave me and thought that it could benefit me. The title of the book is: How to Get from Where you are to Where you Want to be. By Jack Canfield.
I would like to share with you an excerpt from the book:
“There are people who will try to talk you out of your vision. They will tell you that you are crazy and that it can’t be done. There will be those who will laugh at you and try to bring you down to their level. My friend Monty Roberts, the author of The Man Who Listens to Horses, calls these people dream-stealers. Don’t listen to them.”
I can strongly relate to those words, as I constantly find myself confronted with those people everywhere I go. Sadly enough, my own parents fall into that category and they don’t believe in my dreams or support them.
I am not even half-way through the book yet, so I am unsure whether my personal strategy that I am following is mentioned in one way or another. But I would like to share it with you. I like to call it: Doing it all in Reverse.
I would also like to add that it is of my own creation, and has not proven to be successful up to the time of writing this post! my strategy stems from my own experiences and my witty personality. Now that I’ve warned you guys about my personal strategy, let us explore how it goes…
Basically, I’ve been doing all the steps that lead towards my goal in a reverse order. For example, while most people would try to secure a job before they move to another country, I would move to another country and then try to find employment!
If that didn’t work, no problem. Keep on taking the necessary steps that will lead to the job, in addition to the other elements that lead to a stable lifestyle. Don’t get it?
Let me explain…you will need to rent a place, build a social network, attend social and community events, take up fitness and other activities, issue a resident ID card….the list goes on. All you have to do, is to simply pretend that it has worked out and that everything is perfect. Once you start living your dream, it will eventually become a reality.
So that’s the strategy that I’ve been following and continue to follow and believe in. Honestly, I’m not sure how much more I need to wait to find out its accuracy, or if it will produce the desired results or not. All I can do is wait and see. But if it does work, I might have to start working on my own self-help book! The title will be, yes you guessed it…the same title as this post.