Do you feel trapped in your current life with dreams unfulfilled? Life just didn’t go as you had planned? Things out of your control happened? You have things that you’d love to do but you put them on the back burner? Or do you dread going to a soul sucking job everyday but you stay because it makes you feel safe? You don’t have enough time or you don’t have enough money and you keep saying “someday when”… then I’ll follow my dreams. I spent so much of my life waiting on “someday when” and found that if I didn’t start taking steps towards what I wanted now, I would find myself at 80 years old with a life unlived. Do you want that? Me either! So what is the answer?
Start Taking Small Steps Towards Your Dreams NOW!
Step 1: Sit down and make a list
Ask yourself, what do I want my life to be? Think big because the sky is the limit. Don’t allow any obstacles or limitations come into play here. If you could do anything in the world and had no money limitations or other obstacles in the way, what would it be? Travel the world? Write a book? Change careers? Learn to play the guitar? Take singing lessons? It can be ANYTHING. This is about you and your dreams.
Step 2: Next ask yourself Why?
Why do you want to do it? What is the purpose behind it? How does it make you feel? Go deep. Dreams should be things that make you come alive! They should get you excited!
Step 3: Lastly, ask yourself what small steps you can take NOW to start moving towards those dreams?
Can you start putting a little money aside each paycheck? Can you start reading books about the subject? Can you start writing a little each weekend? Can you get some travel books and start planning your first adventure? Can you take a class or lessons? Or can you give up something now that will bring a reward later? Start bringing it to life and you will be amazed at how quickly things start to move in that direction.
2 years ago I was in a miserable place. I had followed my heart and moved to my dream location but now I was stuck in a job that was sucking the life out of me more and more each day. I could barely stand the thought of going to work, Sunday nights were the worst. God had been pushing me out of my career for 4 years prior to this and my response was to keep changing jobs. But I was staying in the same job, just in a new office and each time it got worse. However, each change revealed more to me about myself and continued to guide me on my path. I can’t even tell you how much I learned about myself on this journey! I finally got to the point where I said OK I GET IT!!! And I knew it was time to figure out how to change it. Sometimes life puts you in a place that’s so unbearable you have no other choice than to take action.
Sometimes life puts you in a place that’s so unbearable you have no other choice than to take action
I’m not the most patient person. When I want things to change I want to find a way to do it NOW! I feel like I have to have a plan of action and I need all the answers before I can start. Can you relate?
It seems like in our culture we no longer like to work towards things or flow with life, we’re too used to instant gratification and controlling everything. We are caring more about what everyone else expects of us and ignoring what our lives are meant to be! It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, this isn’t their life…it’s YOURS.
It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, this isn’t their life…it’s YOURS!
Not everyone is going to like you changing, they may say hurtful things or make fun of your dreams. This is when you learn who your true friends are. Stick with those who are on your side and support you no matter what and ignore the nay-sayers. Don’t let anyone knock you off your path.
To get the REALLY great things, you must put in the work. It’s how the universe operates and once you start taking action, it will support you. When you start to see your dreams coming to fruition, you feel amazing because YOU DID IT! You overcame! You conquered! You made it happen! You worked towards something and got to see the end result of all your hard work. Things have SO MUCH more value when you work for them. No dream is impossible.
What is it you want? Where are you stuck? Stepping outside of what feels safe is scary. But remember that if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough! Step off the ledge into faith. You can take baby steps of faith, or you can go big! If you feel led towards something, there is a reason for it.
If your dreams don’t scare you…they aren’t big enough!
Every step you take towards a dream the more doors open to bigger possibilities and the more you find YOU. Get on the adventurous journey of life and see where it takes you!
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