Day #269: Are You Really Living Life The Way You Imagined?

Turning your dreams into goals, then achieving every single one, no matter the size, is the only way to live the life you want. Living the way you always imagined is a sure-fire way to be truly happy every day. 

To do that, there are some steps you can take – which in theory if applied correctly you should be able to make these dreams a reality. 

Figure Out What You Want

Effective goals need to be clear. If you don’t know what you want there’s no way you’re going to achieve it. You won’t know how to start or what to do. Be clear and specific.

Do Your Homework

Sometimes our dreams remain in that state because we don’t know much about achieving them. Your dreams tend to be outside of your current world, taking you somewhere you’ve never been. Do not let lack of knowledge stall your dreams. If you want to achieve something that you’re not familiar with or don’t know where to start, get familiar. Do some research. Find out how others did it.

Set Realistic Expectations

As much as you’d like to be, you won’t be an overnight success. Once you figure out what you want, don’t convince yourself that you can get it in an instant.  You just have to be honest and reasonable with yourself when setting up expectations. Everyone wants it quickly but good things take time.

Actually Do Something

You have to take action. Wishing and hoping isn’t going to get the job done. You need to figure out what your next step is going to be and take action immediately. Don’t wait anymore.

Take One Thing At A Time

Don’t overwhelm yourself. After everything you’ve been through the last thing you want to do is feel like another thing isn’t going to work out for you. Break the dream down into small actionable steps. Do one thing at a time and focus on just that.

How long have you been putting your dreams on hold?

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell