It’s common to hear phrases like “follow your dream,” “discover your dream,” and “dreams do come true.” People talk about LIVING YOUR DREAM as if everyone has to have one!
I believe they do, which means I believe YOU do as well! So, if the rather bold statement I just made is correct, how do you go about realising your dream? These pointers will be beneficial.
1. PERMIT YOURSELF TO DREAM.
We STOP dreaming because we were told at some point in our lives that our dream was unrealistic.
And after hearing it from others enough times, we began to believe it as well.
A dream that once felt so good to think about and seemed so attainable, suddenly made us feel foolish for ever having it.
So we did the only thing we could think of: we sealed our dream(s) away, never to be shared again.
Your dream does not cease to exist simply because it has been stored for safekeeping.
In fact, it could be the thing that keeps attempting to capture your attention!
If you’ve ever had the feeling there was “more” to life, pay attention: your dream is speaking to you!
How can you gently coax your dream back to life?
You can ask yourself, “What would I do with my life if money was no object and failure was not a concern?”
We become more practical as we age.
But when it comes to bringing a dream to life, there is no room for practicality.
By asking the above question, you will have complete freedom to daydream!
Later on, there will be plenty of opportunities for practical matters.
For the time being, give yourself permission to dream again, and when you do, dream BIG!
2. Don’t pass judgement on your dreams.
There is no scale by which dreams can be measured.
To put it another way, one dream is not better or worse than another.
YOUR DREAMS ARE YOUR DREAMS!
If you’ve wanted to study the life and habitat of iguanas since you were eight years old, your dream may be exactly what you need to do to feel your best and live a meaningful life.
What is the cost of not pursuing your dream?
What about the iguanas?
There is a reason you have the dream that you do.
In the grand scheme of things, your dream serves a purpose for all life on this planet.
The rest of us miss out if we don’t live your dream.
The second tip for realising your dream is to NOT JUDGE it.
Instead, embrace it; it is yours for a reason.
3. Exercise patience.
Dreams take time to manifest, especially if you haven’t allowed yourself to dream in a long time.
Some people know what they want to do from a young age.
The rest of us must remain open and curious about what our dream is.
Listen to your gut, heart, and soul and trust that they will lead you to the answers you seek.
It could take some time for your dream to come true.
As a result, the final piece of advice is to BE PATIENT.
It may take some time to bring your dream to fruition, but the wait will be well worth it.
Allow yourself to dream, don’t judge the dream you have, and practise patience: these are three actions you can take right now to bring your dream to life.