5 Key Pieces of Advice to Help You Chase Your Dreams

Jason Gutierrez

Not everything we do here at Dreamweaver is coffee-focused. We’re also in the market of helping others, like you, achieve their wildest hopes and dreams.

Yes, our coffee provides you with the much-needed (and delicious) energy to power your mornings, but through efforts like profit donations, environmental sustainability, and blog posts like these, we’re determined to make a difference in your life and the future of our planet.

With that said, we understand chasing goals isn’t a walk in the park, so we wanted to do our part in sharing with you 5 ways to help you achieve your wildest dreams.

Let’s get into it.

Learn to Face Your Fears

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”  J.R.R. Tolkien

Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, and similar fears are primary reasons why we don’t take action toward our goals. Behind every “good” excuse is usually just some form of fear.

“I don’t even know where to start.”

“No one’s going to care about what I’m selling.”

“I don’t have enough money to try that.”

If you can acknowledge that fear is what’s holding you back, you can work towards facing that fear so that you can finally make the progress you want.

Look - we get that life is scary, and failing at it is even scarier, but living a life of regret for the sake of feeling “comfortable” is far worse than any challenge you’ll face after you take that initial step toward your hopes and dreams.

Learn to face your fears and get comfortable with discomfort, and you’ll be well on your way to achieving success.

Create a Clear Vision

Most often when I (Jason) struggle to make progress, it’s because I’m not really sure what I’m supposed to be doing in the first place.

This is where a vision comes in handy.

A vision is nothing more than a well-thought image of the end-game that you’d like to achieve. Don’t worry about the individual tasks, i.e. the path, that you need to finish to get there. Those become much easier to identify once you have the ultimate goal in mind.

For example, let’s say you want to start your own coffee shop (a great idea if I don’t say so myself). Do you want to operate strictly online? Or do you have a vision of someday owning your own coffee shop and serving pastries?

This sort of detail is important because it will dictate what you need to do along the way.

With a clear vision in mind, you can then start mapping out your road to success. Start with the end first and work your way from there.

Prioritize Your Work

Yes, achieving your goals takes work (ugh). Not only that, but it also requires that you make that work a priority so that it actually gets done.

Make no mistake - you DO have the time to work on anything you want. It’s really all about priorities.

If you don’t believe me, take note of all the time you waste watching TV shows or playing video games or staring at your phone.

Whenever you find yourself saying, “I don’t have time for that in my life,” what you’re really saying is, “that’s not a priority for me right now.”

Identify the tasks that you need to do in order to work towards your vision, then prioritize them in such a way that you feel obligated to get them done. Otherwise, you’ll never even make it out the front door.

Make Some Sacrifices

No matter what you make a priority, you only have so much time during the day. This means that, as you prioritize your tasks, you’ll likely have to make a few sacrifices.

Sacrifices, by definition, aren’t easy to make. On paper, it might seem that cutting out video games, extra TV time, and things like that are no-brainers, but after a long day of work, it’s quite challenging in-the-moment to make the right call.

But alas, it’s necessary if you want to someday actualize your dreams.

If you can convince yourself that your sacrifices are worth it, you open up a whole new realm of possibilities.

For example, let’s say you choose to pass on a night out of drinking with your pals. You miss out on a lot of fun, yes, but you’ll save a good bit of money, you’ll get more sleep, and you’ll have an easier time waking up to work on what really matters to you.

Sacrifices aren’t easy, but they’re necessary for giving your work the priority it deserves.

Get Accountable

Going it alone isn’t easy.

You can always do what you can to hold yourself accountable by tracking your progress and motivating yourself when needed. But, we all need a little extra motivation from time to time.

This is where having some outside form of accountability helps immensely.

I know my own flaws, and I also know my strengths. I know that I’m OK letting myself down from time to time, but I know that I HATE letting others down. That’s why Justin and I are a good team when it comes to coffee.

I know that I’ll always do the work that needs to get done because I refuse to let him down. Having a co-founder has been the greatest accountability measure in my coffee shop work to-date.

For you, find a way to keep yourself accountable no matter what, and you’ll find it far easier to achieve your wildest hopes and dreams.

In Closing

No one is going to achieve your dreams for you. Yes, accountability will help, but it’s you who’s ultimately responsible to steer the ship and drive progress in a forward direction.

With the help of the tips above and a little bit of Dreamweaver Coffee, you’ll be well on your way toward anything you can imagine.

Cheers to that, friend.

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