3 Ways to Execute Your Dream


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You would not be here if you were not a big dreamer, and just like me, you believe you can actualize your dreams – even the wildest ones. Truth is, you can. Anything is possible. All you need is an attitude adjustment and a set of specific goals – which are essentially your big dream broken down into specific attainable goals.

Here is how to execute your dream.

1. Dare & Dream Big

Some unknown but really wise person once said that “Life holds special magic for those who dare to dream” – remarkable things always happen when we dare to dream. So when you dream, dream big. Each time, broaden your thinking and reach – so that when you aim for the stars, you may touch the sky.

Turning your dream into a reality can be difficult but not impossible, espcially when you know the ‘how’ and ‘where’ to start. We all dream big, small but we stop short due to that one obstacle the seems insummountable. We tire quickly searching for solutions, not remembering that there is more than one way to skin a cat; ultimately, we fail to keep positive and try another method.

Don’t be that person. Be the go getter you were destined to be.

2. Do: Take Action

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, that is the risk of doing nothing,” – Denis Waitley.

Take inventory of the skills or knowledge that you need to accomplish your goal. If you aren’t sure, seek out information that will help you determine what skills, tools or knowledge you need to help you achieve your goals. Doing this will help you recalibrate your plan, and make things clearer. And, if you need help, get it. It is key to start, TODAY!

You might also want to consider the following:


In life, there is no problem that you may face that is completely unique, that one one else who has lived before or is living hasn’t faced. We humans are more alike than different. Therefore, it’s important to seek out help from those who have walked in the path we want to walk. You can get a person, read a non-fiction book on the subject, listen to a podcast…in whatever shape or form the mentorship is provided – advice, wisdom, ideas are essential to encourage you and empower you along your journey.

Build A Team

Your dream might require having a team with different skill sets to help you get there. A team is a great way to build and grow fast – with a team, you can help each other, be accountable to one another, accomplish more, track progress, share ideas, network and share resources.

Teams in general can serve as a great source of motivation. You really don’t need to do everything on your own.

3. Strengthen Your Resolve

Hustle & Motiviate Yourself

“The most important thing, number one, is you gotta get rid of doubt. If you got doubt in what you’re doing, it’s not gonna work and the way to do that is you have a plan.” – Nipsey Hussle

Confidence and determination. Get comfortable in discomfort. You need to have a really strong resolve to follow through with hard work, sacrifices, aggresiveness and persistance. Dream killers, will come at you with criticism, opposition and its important not internalize their insecurities. Instead, use it as firewood to keep the fire of your dream burning, bigger and brighter. That way it will be easier to get through whatever obstacles that you go through, and on the other side, great blessings await.

Don’t ever give up without a fight.

Learn From Your Mistakes

You will make alot of mistakes. Mistakes come with being human – not because you are inadequate but because you are like a child learning how to walk. So, do not beat yourself up. Forgive yourself and take failure as a chance to become stronger and smarter. For with each fall, each error, loss and missed oppourtunity, the most valuable lessons can be learned.

Believe in Yourself

In the equation of success, you are the greatest variable. Everything else is doable, but you must first overcome yourself. Things like doubt, laziness, excuses, lack of motivation, lack of self discipline are the main contributors to failure. You must have the faith and patience to work consistently in furtherance of your goals. While at it, enjoy the process of growth as your bigger picture comes into to full view. It will be all worth it in the end.

All Things Considered

When it comes to it, you are the only one incharge of your own destiny. It’s your vision, and it’s only you who can paint that picture as you have envisioned. Althought it might be hard, in the end it will be all worth it – for the biggest reward is in knowing that you never gave up in the first place.

Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels

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Irene Makanga
Irene has an MBA in Finance and is an avid businesswoman, passionate about financial literacy.


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