Dreams Do Come True
If you’re like most of us, at one point or another in your life you’ve had a dream. Maybe about being someone important, someone of influence.
Who hasn’t had fantasies–big dreams? Maybe your dream was to be a prima ballerina, and Olympic gold medalist or a New York Times best-selling author.
And how many of us haven’t dreamed of being rich, or successful, or being in happy, healthy relationships?
All too often our big dreams stay just that – dreams, and our great ambitions fade into distant memories.
This my dear friends is sad but so often true. Rather than experiencing life as a thrilling adventures in self-realization, we get started believing the rumors that life is hard and just settle for what we can get.
But guess what? It’s never too late to achieve your personal goals or your childhood dreams. Life really can be that thrilling adventure, if only we stop blaming others and take responsibility for getting what we want.
One of the biggest problems when it comes to achieving our goals and dreams is the language we use, either silently to ourselves or out loud to the world at large.
As Henry Ford said: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
Too many of us get so wrapped up thinking we just can’t do something that we never even attempt it. It’s too hard. It’s just impossible. No one could do this.
But look around. If that were really true, there would be no discoveries, no advancements, and no new ideas.
It has been said that you can only have something if you believe it’s possible. One way to start believing something is possible is to experience some success–even little tiny successes–in the direction of what you believe is impossible.
Try it Out For Yourself
So if you have a dream and you’ve been holding yourself back with self-doubt and lack of confidence, try this exercise.
- On a piece of paper write down something you want your life.
- Under one heading, make a list of all the things you Can Do to get the thing you want.
- Under another heading, list the actions you Might Be Willing To Do.
- Under another heading, list the actions that seem “Impossible” For You To Do.
Now look at the list things you “Can Do” and commit to taking at least one of the actions each day. Then every day check them off when you’ve accomplish them.
As you gradually accomplish all of the actions you Can Do, start on the next list under the heading actions you “Might Be Willing To Do.” Again, check each of them off when you’ve accomplish it.
When you’re done with both of those lists, move on to actions that seemed “Impossible For You To Do.”
You might be surprised, that as you move through this process, the actions you thought were impossible become more and more possible, and now the impossible strangely becomes possible after all.
So never stop dreaming my friend. Don’t get stuck in your own imagined limitations. Think big and don’t give up. Take every action you can that will move you towards those dreams. As you make small steps toward what you want–I promise–what you want will seem more and more attainable.
With love and deep appreciation for who you are,