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5 Ways to Make Your Career Dreams Come True

Written by Peter Jones

Watching your friends and coworkers get their dream jobs or launch their dream careers can be taxing. Maybe you feel like it will never happen to you. But that mindset can lead to depression and can sap you of your energy to actually make it happen for yourself.

Try these five strategies and start to make the changes you need to go in the direction of your dream.

Think big

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who believe leaders are born that way and those who believe anyone can do or be anything. Be part of the second camp. Cultivate the three Ps: practice, perseverance, and persistence. Then add passion and pursuit to the mix. You’ll never get where you want to go if you don’t really want to get there.

Be confident

You chose your dream, now believe in it. Take risks and make achieving your goals your top priority. Once you’ve made a choice you know to be right, it will be that much easier to devote yourself to it 110%.

Don’t expect instant results

Just because the journey’s long doesn’t mean you’ll never reach your destination. Keep working on your goals every single day, even if you can’t see any immediate payoff. The reward will come. Add patience to your magic P words.

Edit your friends list

Social relationships are a huge part of a healthy life and career. Surrounding yourself with happy and like-minded people can be a really effective way to keep yourself afloat and heading for large-scale success. Weed out the people that drain your energy or make you feel bad about yourself. Stick to the positives, even when it comes to people.

Be grateful

If you’re always grateful for something, then you’re already successful. Even when things are rough, there’s always something good to recognize and reflect on. Making gratitude a simple part of your routine will pay enormous dividends as you cultivate the life you want and start to see results. You’ll already be in the habit of being thankful!


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Peter Jones