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“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
Learn how to develop the mindset that will let you chase your dreams.
Everyone has the ability to dream, but not everyone has the willingness to truly chase their dreams. When people aren’t living their dreams they often have limited belief systems.
They believe that their current circumstances and/or surroundings are keeping them from achieving the things they want to do in life.
We all have unique sets of circumstances in our lives that we can use as excuses. Learning to find those workarounds in our life that give us the ability to succeed, can inspire us to start implementing changes. These changes in our lives that need to be made, to make our dreams come true.
You are never too old, too poor, too young, or too rich to live your dreams. You might not get there the same way as others but if you start chasing your dreams now you eventually will get there.
Dreams are just dreams until you decide they are going to be something more. When you add passion to your dreams your life circumstances will not keep you from achieving them.
Dream chasing is not something everyone is cut out to do. Dream chasing is for those who dare to take a chance to believe, that their dream is something more, than a thought or possibility. Dream chasers know their dreams are worth chasing.
If you have been inspired to start chasing your dreams here are 5 things you should know about the journey:
1. There will always be an excuse for you to keep waiting for the perfect set of circumstances to appear in your life. If you are going to be a dream chaser –start chasing your dreams now. Don’t put off living your dream until tomorrow; we are not guaranteed a tomorrow.
2. Actions Make Dreams Come True
This is where dreamers often get stuck, the taking action part. A dream might seem like something that you want to hold onto and take with you throughout every aspect of your life. In relativity, dreams are great to have, but living them is the game changer.
Dreaming is the formulation of a thought and living the dream is taking that thought and implementing it into actions that will produce the dream. If all the great dreamers in the world kept their dream in the formulation stage we might not have things such as computers, phones, or cars. Think of the roles that those dreams play in all of our lives.
“great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
3. When you are chasing your dream be prepared to meet with obstacles. Every dream chaser meets them. The thing about obstacles is that you need to learn from them, find a solution, and continue on your path to your dream. Do not let your obstacles detour you from continuing on the path to your dreams.If you don’t start a journey, you can’t finish one. Click To Tweet
If Mark Zuckerberg the creator of Facebook would have given up when he had his first major obstacle in 2006 who knows where Facebook would be today. He instead chose to meet his obstacles head on and he continued to the next phase of changing how we all communicate in the world today.
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
4. Sometimes people want to go so fast that they sabotage the speed of their dream. The greatest dreams are the ones that are the most challenging; there is no easy button to living them. There is a transition phase that has to take place when you go from chasing to actually living the dream. When you honor your dream and quit moving fast… your mistakes are minimized and the successes are magnified.
5. It’s your responsibility to make your dream happen, not only for your benefit but also for the world that is desperately waiting for the fruition of your dream to change their lives. No one will ever be as passionate about your dream as you. Most have dreams of their own.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
What’s your motive for chasing your dreams?
While there is no guarantee of success, or when you might arrive, you will never know what living your dream feels like unless you put your shoes on and get ready to start chasing them.
If you don’t start a journey you can’t finish one. Start visualising what the end of the finish line looks like and manifest the outcome!
”I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.” – Dr Reid
Do you ever feel like there is a war going on in your head? This post is for everyone that wishes they could get out of their own head and achieve their hearts desires.
I hear and read stories from my people that all boil down to negative, intrusive thoughts. Negative thinking is a survival strategy that is hard-wired into our brains. It causes us to look for what is wrong, so that we may protect ourselves from threats.I choose to trust in the process of life by not living in regret. Click To Tweet
The trouble is that, our thoughts actually can create our reality. This is why so many people suffer from both depression and anxiety. Depression is a negative focus that creates guilt and shame for events in our past; anxiety on the other hand, is a fear of things to come.
Chronice negative thinking leads to depression that numbs your body from feeling fear, at the expense of becoming numb to other emotions, such as happiness and love. Here are three voices in your head that can stop you from accomplishing your goals – and how to manage them.
Voice #1: “I Don’t Deserve To Be Loved!”
This voice creeps into your head after experiencing trauma and/or heartache. For example:
• I don’t deserve to be loved because I messed up my previous relationship.
• I don’t deserve to be loved because my parents abandoned me.
• I don’t deserve to be loved because no one has loved me before.
• I don’t deserve to be loved…
This thought pattern gets so many people in trouble. This dialogue hurts your self-esteem. It results in you NOT trying, in giving up and/or settling for less.
Ultimately, these voices in your head can lead you to STOP taking care of yourself. It may also be the cause for substance abuse or feeding negative addictions. This thought pattern leads to missed opportunities as well.
Has anyone ever met a love interest that was like someone they have never met before? Maybe you have a friend that lets the good ones go in exchange for that bad apples. Just think about that love interest that is attentive, gentle, and really cares.
Have you or your friend seem completely confused and unsure? Are you or that person experiencing difficulty understanding WHY you are resisting the relationship so fiercely?
So what is happening here? Often we get so caught up in what we are feeling that we never truly look inside and see why loving this person is so hard. Fear creeps in and gets you stuck in those bad relationship cycles. Allow me to give you a thought and affirmation to re-direct this negative voice:
“Everyone in this world is worthy of love – and that includes you.”
There is an abundance of love out there. The first rule to receiving abundant love is to love thyself. Self-love is in YOUR control. The more love you show yourself, the more love that signals to others to give you.
Pamper yourself. Tell yourself everyday how great and worthy you are. Get your rest, eat right, etc. Love is a choice that you can make everyday. If you can love yourself deeply and truly, you will generate plenty of love for yourself and the world around you. However, I am not saying be selfish but I mean being selfless.
Voice #2: “I regret it.”
Holding on to regret is an easy place to get stuck in. Some examples:
• I regret the day I met him.
• I regret not finishing school.
• I regret not spending enough time with this person, etc.
Holding on to regret and replaying that negative thought will almost certainly keep you stuck. The danger here is getting stuck in regret and giving away your power to pursue what we are longing for.
Regret is NOT a stamp that we must wear on our forehead. It is just a feeling. Feelings change and evolve. I will give you a thought and affirmation to re-direct this negative voice:
“I choose to trust in the process of life by not living in regret.”
Feelings of regret allow us to discover our desires, needs, or truth. Once we tap into these feelings, we can then transform that negative emotion into action. If you regret not finishing school for instance, this signals that you have a deep-seated desire to further your education.
It is time to transform that negative thought into a new reality. Life is short. Don’t let the negative voices in your head cycle around and around. Stay true to yourself.
Voice #3: “I’m not ready!”
This goes out to all of my perfectionists out there. Who out there is ever truly ready?
Opportunities often come at the most inconvenient times. Just think about the times you have been called to teach or explain something that you have not yet mastered. Or how about when we are faced with a decision before we’ve completed all of the necessary research.
Rather than waiting until you are 100 percent ready, take that 30 percent as a sign that you have something to start with. This means that at least, a part of you is ready than not. It’s the journey, the learning, the road, that has everything to offer.
The experience of getting out there is what builds our character and expertise. Let me give you a thought and affirmation to re-direct this negative voice:
“I am already enough!”
As humans, we associate happiness with achievement. We are always being told what we need to do or be. The reality is, YOU are enough. You have everything you need to accomplish whatever is ahead of you.
It is NOT about fitting in with a predetermined ideal; but rather, the degree to which you settle into the totality of who you are: beautiful, conquering, lovely YOU.
Stop listening to the negative voices in your head. The “you” in this moment, right here, right now, is more than enough. This is the true pursuit of happiness.
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