HOW TO TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO A REALITY.
Think about the things that you want to accomplish the most in your life. Forget about the barriers that potentially stand in the way, forget about the judgement of others, and forget about any of the negatives that you might be drawing up in your mind. Just think about what it is that you want in your life. Those dreams that you are thinking about right now, know that you have every ability to achieve them.
I am not going to try and tell you that there is some magical equation to achieving your dreams in life, because realistically, there isn’t. If there was, I am pretty sure we would all know about it, and I hope that we would all be doing it. But know that you are the only person that has the ability to turn each one of your dreams into a reality.
As I was scrolling through some random blog posts this morning, I came across quite a few articles that said in order to achieve your dreams, then you need to do this, or you need to do that. You need to either wake up at a certain time, you need to sleep a certain length each night, you need to exercise for this amount of time, ect.
These aren’t necessarily bad ideas, but there is no guarantee that waking up at 5am will make your dreams magically become a reality. There is no guarantee that exercising is going to turn you into the most successful business owner. It might help to positively influence your mind to help you pursue your dreams, but there is no guarantee.
Success in life can come down to a multitude of variables. Variables that we don’t always have control over. Some people may get a little lucky and achieve their dreams fairly quickly. Others might spend years of their lives chasing their dreams just to get a taste of success. Heck, some people might never achieve their dreams. That’s just the truth.
With all of that said, there is, and will always be only one key to achieving your dreams. There is one thing that everyone MUST be willing to do in order to turn their dreams into a reality, and that is to simply start. If you are not willing to start chasing and working for your dreams, then your dreams will never become a reality.
Whatever it is that you are wanting to achieve in life, you are capable of achieving it as long as you believe in yourself, and work hard towards your dreams. If you are looking to do more, if you are looking to have more, or if you are looking to be more in your life, then you just have to do it. If you are not willing to chase something that you don’t currently have, then you might as well just forget about it.
The thing is, a lot of us aren’t even willing to start chasing our dreams before trying to make some excuse for why we will never succeed. We are too scared because we think that we are going to fail consistently. We are too scared because others are going to judge us daily. And we are scared because it requires us, as individuals, to hold ourselves accountable. The worst excuse of them all, we don’t have time.
If you are not willing to make time for the things that you want to accomplish in life, then you are going to accomplish very little. But if you are willing to chase your dreams, know that it won’t be easy.
You are going to fail. Probably multiple times in fact. But whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. You are going to be judged daily. But others are already judging you for the life that you currently have, so why not be judged for something you are passionate about? And yes, you are going to have to hold yourself accountable and manage your time. If you are not willing to make time to pursue your dreams, then you simply don’t want them badly enough.
What I am trying to get at, is that you can achieve anything that you set your mind to. By working hard, believing in yourself, you will have every ability to turn your dreams into your reality. You just need to be willing to start.
So stop making excuses, and start chasing every single one of your dreams right now. Start so that tomorrow, you can live the life that you have always wanted to live, and so you can do the things in life that you have never been able to do. This is your life to live, so start chasing your dreams, and just start to live.
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