‘When you were born, everyone assured you that you could do, have and be anything you wanted when you grew up. So, now that you’ve grown up, are you doing, having and being anything and everything you’ve ever wanted? Or somewhere along the way, did you redefine ‘anything’ and ‘everything’ to include settling for less than you truly want?’ – ‘The Miracle Morning’ By Hal Elrod
When we were young we knew what we wanted to be, or do in life. We had no doubt in our mind, no second thought. Our imagination ran wild, we knew ANYTHING was possible.
Then what happened?
Other people told us who to be, and then we settled for less than what we truly want.
ALL of us wanna live our greatest lives. Within our careers, our relationships, our finances, our health. None of us want average, but some of us accept average because they forget that YOU create your reality. You do not have to settle, settling is a choice, no matter the circumstances, you can ALWAYS do what you BELIEVE you can.
Don’t let fear take over, just DO IT. Believe and trust, KNOW that you will achieve your goals and don’t stop until you do.
LIFE IS THERE TO BE TRULY LIVED.
Here are some steps that WILL help you achieve your dreams. All YOU have to do, is DO IT. Stay focused. Never, ever give up.
1. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
THE most important factor in achieving your goals. Know that there is and will only ever be one YOU. Your life is up to you and no one else. No one can tell you what you really want, only you know that. No one else can tell you how to live your life, you have a choice. Accept what others choose for your reality, or create your own. You must be confident within yourself and have no doubt that you will achieve your goals. If we love ourselves and believe in ourselves, then nothing anyone says will stop us. You do not have to live the life your parents want for you, or society says you should, or your teachers taught you, YOU CHOOSE YOUR LIFE.
SELF LOVE IS ESSENTIAL.
Encourage yourself, uplift yourself, motivate yourself. The person we speak to the most is ourselves so make sure you are saying kind things. Don’t be hard on yourself, CELEBRATE WHO YOU ARE. Celebrate all of your little wins, focus on all your positive aspects. Until you love every part of yourself that nothing can stop you.
Ways To Love Yourself: Stop people pleasing, treat yourself, speak affirmations every day i.e ‘I Am beautiful’ ‘I Am powerful’, do things that make you happy, wear what makes you feel good..
2. DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE ALONE
It’s quite possible that you may be the only person that believes in your dreams. You may not fit in, you may have a different mindset than others and feel like you are playing small to make others feel comfortable. It’s time to stop living to please others. Learn to say no. You must look after yourself first. Honor yourself. Don’t be afraid to let go of negative relationships, or situations that hold you back.
Only by spending time alone can you get to know yourself, can you truly love yourself and find your true life path. It’s blocking out the noise of everyone elses opinions and focusing on your own inner voice. To follow your dreams, you have to stop caring about what other people think. You’re not going to be here one day, so live for YOU.
No, it’s not easy to be alone, but it is worth it. Once you spend time alone, getting to know, love, heal and improve yourself, can you be the best version of yourself. Therefore achieving your dreams, and finding your ‘tribe’ that has the same vision as you, therefore being a TRUE connection and you can elevate and encourage each other.
3. FEEL GOOD NOW
The most important thing in life is to enjoy the NOW. Live in the present, appreciate the present. Be grateful for all you have, even if it’s as simple as breathing and being alive! Focus on what you have and not what you don’t have.
Whether you have achieved your dreams or not, this is still a precious day of your life! So look for things to be grateful for, focus on the positives. Find a way to live your dreams everyday, don’t wish your life away and wait for happiness. Happiness can be right NOW. It’s all about your perspective. Do the things that bring you joy!
EVERYTHING IS VIBRATION. You attract what you put out. So it is so important to FEEL GOOD NOW to attract your dreams into your life.
We want to achieve our dreams for the feeling that we will have when we achieve it. Happiness, joy, excitement, appreciation etc, so FEEL THAT NOW.
4. ACT AS IF
If you had your dreams right now, what would you be doing, saying, wearing, how would you be acting?
Recreate yourself into the person you want to be. Act as if you are this person until you are. IMAGINE THE GREATEST VERSION OF YOURSELF POSSIBLE, THAT’S WHO YOUR TRULY ARE.
The more you feel like you are living your dreams now, the quicker they will be attracted into your reality.
Find small ways to attract your dreams, for example if you dream of meeting a lover, take yourself on dates, buy an extra toothbrush. If you wish to travel, go on small adventures, take the bus to a random place, explore and try new things! Doing these things attract new feelings which attract your dreams.
5. LET GO
When you hold onto the past, you are not allowing new things to flow to you. You must release the past to move forward. This could be past situations, relationships, possessions etc.
CLEAR YOUR LIFE.
Release all that no longer serves you and your dreams. This may be painful but it allows you to grow. Thank the past and everything it taught you, but now it is time to move forward. The past no longer exists, there is no reason to still live there. Everyday is a new day and a new opportunity to grow.
6. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Your comfort zone can turn into your prison. If we are comfortable, we get lazy and start to procrastinate. TIME IS ALL WE HAVE, it must be used wisely.
Some people tiptoe through life, hoping to make it safely to death. Truth is, none of us are making it out alive, so what is the point in being comfortable?
PUSH YOURSELF to grow. There are no limits, keep learning new things, conquering fears, taking risks. Grow and grow, be better and better.
To follow your dreams you must have the courage to take a ‘risk’. That is how greatness is achieved, trust in your journey. Let go of fear, to do this we must conquer our fears one by one. BE GREAT.
Never see ‘mistakes’ or ‘failures’, there are only lessons. Every person, every experience is there to teach us. Grow from the setbacks, trust the detours. Everything happens for a reason and in the right time. Just keep trusting, keep moving forward, and learn from EVERYTHING.
7. STAY MOTIVATED AND INSPIRED
A positive mindset is ESSENTIAL for attracting your dreams.
Listen to motivational speakers, read inspiring books. The difference these simple things make in your perspective is incredible.
What we read, listen to, watch, all goes into our subconscious mind, which affects our reality and creates our everyday habits. You are in control of what you feed your subconscious mind, so choose to watch, read and listen to things that are in line with your dreams.
Have a mentor, even if it’s someone you don’t know or is not necessarily with you in person, I.E someone you look up to with similar gifts, a ‘hero’ of yours. Know that if they can do it, so can you! Take inspiration from them to remind you of your goals.
8. WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
This is very important!
Write down your major goals for life, DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELF. Use your imagination and write this list knowing that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Do not hesitate, write EXACTLY what you want. The more detail the better.
Personally I have a list of my biggest goals, then my year goals, five year goals etc. So I have made my big goals into smaller goals.
Set small goals for yourself everyday that are in line with your big goals. Each small goal you achieve helps you get to your bigger goal! Progress is progress no matter how small it may seem!
CREATE A VISION BOARD
A board of pictures and words that reflect your goals and the life you want to live. Cut out scraps of the place you want to live, the places you want to travel to, the car you want etc etc. And look at it EVERYDAY! Vision boards are so powerful! Put it somewhere where you will always see it, to keep you motivated!
Remember to always keep your words in the PRESENT tense when writing your goals
I AM AND I HAVE…
9. FOCUS ON THE END RESULT
Do not focus on ‘how’ you will get to your dreams. Know your end result and focus on that. Your dream can come into your life in many different ways, so do not get attached to a particular job, or opportunity, or partner. Be open to how your dreams will come to you, just keep moving forward.
Trust in your intuition to guide you to meet the right people, situations etc that will bring your dreams into your reality. Whenever you get an instinct to do something, or go somewhere, follow it! Take action on your instincts.
When you manifest your dreams, you have to meet the Universe halfway, by taking action and moving forward. Your intuition is your inner guidance to take you in the right direction!
10. CREATE DAILY HABITS
Focus on the 24 hours in front of you. If you have a big goal, don’t focus on how far it is from you, just use the day in front of you to be closer to where you want to be. If you have a job, make time in the morning or the evening that help you grow towards your goals. (The Miracle Morning is an incredible book to help you find time for your dreams even if you think you are too busy!)
Change your habits to change your life.
Get up earlier, meditate, exercise… MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE
It takes 21 days to create new daily habits, so stay disciplined, it will be worth it!
11. KEEP GOING
This is probably the hardest part. Stay persistent! Stay focused!You MUST keep going! Never ever give up!
You have time, be patient and enjoy the journey!
NOW, GO AND CREATE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS!