How to Do Something Big with Your Life Right Now

I believe that we’re here to do something big with our lives. And every single one of us has the potential to do it.

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I’m one of those people that can stay up in bed for hours. That can’t get to sleep because there are many ideas to be written down and analyzed.
Because there are so many things I want to do, big things.
Things, just the thought of which excites me a lot.

To others in my life, I seem foolish when I mention that. That’s why I stopped doing it and feel much better.
This way I can be working on my stuff, and do it my way. And still have a normal social life, everyday problems and tasks to do.

And to everyone, I’m just ordinary. And this is normal, which equals good. So everything’s just fine.

The thing is, I’m much more than that. I’m full of remarkable thoughts and things I want to do and achieve. On most of them I’m working right now. While others are just plans for the near future.
But I have them. And I do something about them. And this little thing – the fact that I’ve started my journey, have a direction, know what I want and am finding ways to get it – is actually the big thing.

I wasn’t confident in my goals and visions some time ago, but then realized that other people – well, most people around me – didn’t even have a vision.

They just wanted things to be the way they are now and are okay if they never change. They don’t think about the future because somewhere deep inside they fear it.

This will end up in regrets for never doing the things they wanted, and worse, never becoming the person they could have been. And that’s a sad end for everyone.

I can see the big picture and my horizons expand every day. For now, the change is mostly on the inside.
But that’s where things actually take place when something big happens.

So how can anyone do something big with their life?

The Idea

Everything remarkable starts with a simple idea. And we all have tons of them every day, we just don’t pay enough attention to them.

I can even say that everyone has a few million dollar ideas right now. But he never takes the time to notice them, focus on them and turn them into reality. The process is long but once started, turns your life into a meaningful journey, full of joy and purpose.

So value your ideas.

Whenever they pop up in your head, stop and ask yourself if there’s something bigger behind it. It’s there for a reason and your job is to make something out of it. It’s your way of doing something big and leaving a legacy.

The Belief

Nothing will ever change in your life if you don’t believe it’s possible.

Success, happiness, change and greatness are all things you can have at any moment. You just need to actually believe in yourself, your abilities and potential and then take the necessary actions.

Most people these days lack this belief. Their confidence in what they can achieve is to such a low level that they never try to change anything, that’s why they don’t even take the first step.

And without it, they can never take the journey and reach the life they’re destined to have.

We miss out on so much only because we don’t believe it’s possible, we don’t believe we deserve it, we don’t believe we can have it.

But you can change that. Realize that you can have it all and do great things once you reach your goals.

The Decision

Then comes the decision-taking.

Here’s what Chris Guillebeau – an extraordinary and passionate individual, who’s visited every country in the world and whose blog you should check out – says in The Decision to Be Remarkable:

“If you want to break out of the mold of average, the first thing you need to do is to make a decision to be radically different. Most remarkable people are people of action, and for a good reason: if you don’t take decisive action, nothing will ever change.

It calls for a clear decision to rise above the culture of mediocrity.

Of all the steps required to change the world in the way you see fit, the decision to be remarkable is the most important. With this decision in place, other variables can be changed. Don’t rush this—it’s a big commitment.
Once you make the commitment, you need a vision to change the world. What will it be? Whatever you choose, make sure it’s remarkable enough to suit every gift you have ever been given. Once you decide to defy the expectations of being average, there will be a lot riding on your ultimate success.”

So after you have your idea you need to take the decision to make something big and get it out there. Otherwise, the idea will just stay in your head and will soon go away.

Don’t let that happen! It’s not fair to you, and to the world that needs what you have to offer.
Take a definite decision and stick to it.

The Vision

Then your vision of the thing you want will get bigger and bigger, it will become clearer and the next steps you need to take will be shown to you.

That’s how the universe and your mind react when you follow your path and do what you’re supposed to.

This could be anything. The point is to make it all the way from an idea – a dream – to reality.

Another thing Chris says is:

“Instead of shrinking over time, your vision will actually get bigger. The funny thing about big goals is that they often take less time to achieve than you expect, and once you achieve them, you’ve already mentally moved on to bigger and better goals. As you proceed with questioning authority, building your army, achieving your goals, and helping others, the vision keeps expanding.”

That is the initial process, the first few steps of the biggest adventure in your life. But it’s a path worth following as there lies your destiny, the legacy that will exist long after you’re gone, and the way to become a remarkable person.
We’re talking about big things here. That’s why this should be done by going beyond yourself.

At first, you do it for yourself only. But the bigger it gets, the more you realize it’s for others as well. And you’re helping them while achieving you goals and reaching your potential.

I didn’t give any examples in this post simply because each one of us has a different kind of dreams and his own unique way to make them real.

It could be anything. Just give it a try.

Are you ready to get out there and do something big?

See also:

How to be successful in life: 13 tips from the world’s most successful people
17 ways to motivate yourself to do great things
What 10 things should you do every day to improve your life?
7 ways to generate great ideas

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Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
Lidiya K

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  1. I should have guessed you have something big in mind Lidiya. Your perseverance is the proof. Stupid me; you’ve had to state that in capital letters to get through my thick skull.
    I’ve started too; about 2.5 years ago. My vision is still blurred and vague, but it definitely encompasses words: “change” and “world”.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Michal. We may have our own different versions of success and stuff about life as we’re all different after all, but in the end we’re all on the same road. So keep walking 🙂

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