Imagine if you had a magic wand that you could wave and flick so all your dreams would become your reality. What would you wish for? More money, more time, more love?
We all have dreams and things that we desire in this life. In a way, having a dream or a goal is what keeps us motivated and what keeps us passionate about moving forward in life.
Some of us have big, grand, ambitious dreams and others have smaller more practical ones. There is no wrong or right way to dream, but dreams can only get you so far.
Dreams often come from the voice of our heart. It is often our heart which encourages us to dream and wish for something bigger. It is often our heart that encourages us to go after our passions and to pursue the things we love.
Our heart is responsible for housing or dreams and ambitions, but the heart can only do so much. The rest has to come from taking action. The rest has to come from aligning your heart, mind and body so you can actually get things done.
If you want to turn your dreams into realities, these 5 steps will give you ideas that you can use to push you along your journey.
Step 1: Define Your Dream
Take the time to really get clear about what you want.
Do you really want more money or are you chasing security or status instead? Do you really want to find your twin flame or is there something else you should be focusing your attention on first?
Again, there is no right or wrong. The point of these questions is to help you get clear about what it is that you truly want.
When ready, write your dream down into one clear, succinct sentence.
Example: “I want to become a New York Times best selling author.”
Step 2: Work out the Steps
Now that you have your dream defined in one sentence, work out the steps that absolutely need to happen in order to achieve your dream. Using the example above, to become a NYT best seller you would have to-
a.) Write a book
b.) Publish the book
c.) Sell copies
Make a list of only the things that absolutely need to happen. Don’t get into things you have no control over or debatable things, just stick to the things you need to do. By doing so, you will probably find that you only have 3-5 things on your list.
Here is another example based on the dream of becoming an Olympic gold-medal athlete:
a.) Pick a sport that is featured in the Olympics
b.) Train really hard
c.) Find a coach
d.) Apply for and compete in the Olympics
Remember, keep your list very basic and focused only on the things that absolutely need to happen on a physical level.
Step 3: Believe in Yourself
Looking at the items on your list, how do you feel about what is involved? Do any fears come up for you?
If you feel fear or doubt rising up, allow yourself to feel it. Give yourself permission to honor the fear, but then let it go and replace any fearful/doubtful thoughts with confidence and self-belief.
Believing in yourself is one of the most important steps you need to take in order to turn your dream from thought into reality.
The only limits that you have are the ones that you place on yourself. Keep reminding yourself- “I can do anything!”
Step 4: Just Start
You have your list of steps, you have the belief, now you just have to start. You don’t necessarily have to start at the beginning, just start with anything that feels the easiest to you with where you are now.
Just take small actions every single day. Just keep believing in yourself and aiming higher. Just keep pushing along, using your heart, mind and body to guide you.
Step 5: Wave Your Wand
You already have the wand in your hand. You just need to learn how to use it. Sometimes you will fail and sometimes you will fall, but other times you will fly. It is all part of the learning process and all part of the game of life.
Give yourself permission to just try. Give yourself permission to leap and to put your faith and trust in what it is that you really want. When you believe in yourself, nothing is impossible and everything is possible.
Some dreams take longer to manifest than others. Don’t give up! Keep moving along and adapting to any changes along the way.
As long as your dream is still inspiring and relevant to where you are in your life, keep going.