Dream big, start small & grow fast

• Emmanuel Ayeni

• Emmanuel Ayeni


Whether you plan to start a multi-billion dollar company, or you’ll go all out to build a skyscraper, every worthwhile project has got guiding principles which must be adhered to for eventual success.
In this article, I set out to pass on a deep golden thought on a quote from a reputable motivational speaker and facilitator Fela Durotoye, and who believes in the idea Dream Big, Start Small and Grow Fast.
This is actually true. And these few lines are dedicated to proving to you the relevance of the cliché, “You need to dream big.”
First of all, whether you’re starting your small business or a big venture, you need a dream; and this is because if you cannot see it, you cannot lay hold on it. Dreaming is putting your mind on the reality of a pursuit, trying to picture the future of your enterprise within your grasp and seeing how you practically feature in it. Therefore never set sail without a dream.
Having ascertained the need for a dream, I need ask you what kind of dreams you have. Besides having dreams, you also need big dreams to drive and motivate you. Your achievements in any pursuits will depend greatly on efforts you put into it and this will be greatly proportional to the size of the dream you already have.
According to Sam Adeyemi, leadership consultant and renowned anchor of the popular talk show Success Power, ‘You must have a Big Dream; big dreams attract big people, while small dreams attract small people and small people create big problems.’ So start with a dream. Make it big and move on.
Start Small
The richest man in history said: “Do not despise the days of little beginnings”. If you have conceived, then you should not lose it all to the inertia — i.e. the lazy tendencies of not starting at all or losing the motivation. Many people read great books or attend expensive seminars without making any progressive step. The two major culprits are loss of motivation and the illusion of the big break. Start in a small way, do the little things that matter. Only a grave is known to start from the top. So, if you have dreamt to set up that big corporation, start right away!
A major quote that will be of help to you here is this: “Great people look at the Big Picture without losing attention to the little details”.
Grow Fast
Thank God you made it! So by now your thoughts have arranged into a wish and then you realized if wishes were horses beggars too would ride; so you decided to Dream instead of wish, and you had gone further to conceive a big dream. And if at all you have now started, I say ‘Congratulations’.
However, don’t be overjoyed because the odds are against you. In fact, there are causes of events which are more inclined to stop you than you ever imagined. But the antidote? You need to surpass all expectations and outsmart all odds by growing your capacity. You grow your capacity through learning, evaluation and continuous researching. To grow fast, you must learn fast. Learn all there is to learn about your enterprise, pursuits or endeavor. Grow as fast as you can and never stop growing.
To your success,
Emmanuel Ayeni

Emmanuel Ayeni is a Life coach, Engineer, Inspirational Writer, Speaker and Entrepreneur. He is passionate about inspiring people and organizations to greatness while helping them know more, do more and become the best of God for their lives. Emmanuel has over 10 years’ experience in working with start-up businesses and volunteering in youth-based NGOs. He is the CEO of EMMANDUS Networks, a growing company with concerns in Consulting, Technology and Logistics. Some of his inspirational works have been published at http://emmanuelayeni.com/ since 2009. Emmanuel is a friend of Jesus and presently works and lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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