Our dreams begin from a young age and evolve with age. Somewhere along the way, some of us lose sight of our dreams. We crush our dreams with own hands because we feel foolish into believing we could actually achieve them. We have so many other things to deal with—bills, children, lack of money, and lack of time—that we put our dreams on the backburner, leaving them there for so long that they start to burn.
However, dreams are magical. They have a way of coming back, but they need your help to become whole again. When you find someone else living your dream, you begin to wish you never had given up in the first place. Do you reignite your dream?
No, you sit there, wondering the “what if” question forever. Do you know how that other person you envy got there? And no, it wasn’t all luck. They met their share of obstacles, barriers, fears, and excuses, but they took the necessary steps to push them aside and continue chasing their dream.
Something, you can still do, but only if you want to. I do not want you to trap your dream in your head, but I want you relive it. I want your dream to be your reality. So, I offer five steps to make that happen:
1. Recognize Your Dream
If you have a vision or a desire in life, make note of them and write them down to remind you what you want to achieve. You can visualize your life’s dream by creating a vision board and brainstorm how your vision looks from your eyes.
2. Establish Goals
Once you have a vision in mind, you need to write down a couple of goals you need to achieve to make your vision your reality. Will your dream help others? If you have children, yes, it will help them. You will be able to put your child through college and give them the basic necessities needed to live a good and poverty-free life. Come up with objectives as well.
3. Develop an Action Plan
Look at the goals you have written down and use them to create a viable action plan. You want to create an action plan for each goal you have listed down. Next to each goal, write down the steps you need to take to achieve them. The small and doable tasks that you create will also need a deadline.
4. Take Action
You have mapped out your vision and now is the time to take action. Do not falter now because you have come too far to get cold feet. If one of your actions does not work in your favor, ask experienced people around you who can help you out and use their advice to modify your action plan.
5. Keep Moving Forward
The journey to live your dream is going to be riddled with obstacles and barriers. They will stop you and try to deter you so you step back. Do not admit defeat, but make it your aim to conquer them. You just need to remain dedicated and committed and keep looking ahead. Keep your vision in sight and your dream will be within your reach and in no time, you will find yourself living it.