I’ve read somewhere in FB a meme that says “The first step to becoming successful is to make mistakes.” This meme totally sounds like an encouraging idea. It sounds like a logical declaration of a universal truth.
I would say however, that the first step to becoming successful is not in making mistakes.
The first step to becoming successful is to dream.
Dreams define your goals. Your goals become your reason to achieving something. Achieving that something is your success.
I dreamed of losing considerable weight from a bulky 180-lb 5ft and 3in woman to a lady whose weight is in the healthy weight range. Back in June 2014, I dreamed of weighing 135 lbs by March 2015. Some of my friends and colleagues didn’t believe that I can make it. Still I continued to dream.
That dream has caused me to plan steps on how to achieve my goal. I enrolled in the gym, I donned my running shoes, I changed my eating habits.
As of March 21, 2015 I already lost 43 lbs and I now weigh 136.8 lbs. I am definitely on track of my dream of weighing 135 lbs by end of March 2015. I am only about 2 lbs away from achieving that dream.
I have a new dream now. I dream of losing more unnecessary weight and to be at 121 lbs by June 2015. That is a total of 59 lbs of weight loss on the anniversary month of when I first started to workout and control the type and portions of food that I eat.
To achieve this dream, I am doing Core workout for 10-20 min per day, walk & run for 30 min to 1 hour at least 3x a week, workout in the gym at least 2x per week, and eat real food at the right time and of the right portions. This will not just cut down my weight but it will also tone my muscles and strengthen my core.
In order to be successful, I strongly recommend that you start dreaming.
Yes. Keep on dreaming. 🙂