4 Significant Steps that Help in Analyzing, Believing and Achieving Your Dreams.

Are your thoughts driving you crazy on deciding which direction you should take in life and how you can get there?

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There are so many ways one can define a dream. According to me, a dream is nothing but our vision that where we would like to see ourselves in the future. Here the word ‘where’ doesn’t mean a place or location. It has a very broad meaning. It could mean where we would like to see ourselves spiritually or maybe at some position, in this world, doing what we want or love, or excel in something that we believe.

Then why most of the people are unable to achieve what they desire.

Nightmares — Yes, accepted or not, we all have some nightmares which not let us accomplish our dreams.

We don’t even realize that something is refraining us from fulfilling our dreams, so how could we fight with them when we don’t know such a thing exists, But somewhere our inner self knows that something is holding us back to pursue our dreams.

So, the foremost thing is to realize our nightmares so that we could take actions to overcome them. it could be any fear, i.e fear of failing, fear of facing hurdles, fear of facing rejection, fear of what might others’ will say about it, fear of wasting time or money. There could be so many, one could think of.

If we love our dreams, then we can’t let any nightmare to overshadow it. We can’t allow any negative thoughts to control us and become barriers in the path of our goals.

“No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.”

– Maeve Greyson –

It’s a stepwise process, as ‘Walt Disney’ explained it well:

“First, think. Second, Dream. Third, Believe. Forth, Dare.”

First — Realizing our Dreams:

Yes, you read it right, DREAMS. There is not necessarily only one, we could have as many dreams as we want.

The most important thing in life is to realize what we want. What we are here for. Everything in this universe is created for a reason, and to realize and pursuing it makes us very happy and contented, that’s why we must need to find the reason for why we are created.

If we don’t have any goal in life, it feels so empty, so worthless. We need to have some direction in life to follow.

But sometimes it’s very difficult to realize what we want in our life, what is our destination, which path we need to follow, which direction we should take.

I read a lot about it to find some reasonable answers and finally come to a conclusion that it’s not an easy task, and it could vary from person to person, depending on how we see our lives, the circumstances we are going through, and the things we are experiencing. But in general, there are some points I can conclude which can help us in realizing our dreams.

Initially, we need to clear our minds, forget about all the pieces of advice people gave us, don’t get impressed by others, or don’t try to copy others because everyone has their talents. And nobody can judge us or know us better than we know ourselves. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with taking advice but analyzing it well is very important as if that’s what we want to do, or if that excites us.

But sometimes, it could be confusing because our mind fools us, as it likes to copy others and feel comfortable in doing so. As if someone is leading a happy and successful life doing something, then our mind accepts that by doing the same thing, we could be as happy and successful as they are. But that’s not the case.

Trusting our intuitions, paying attention to our desires, observing closely what makes us feel happy and contented is the best way to realize our dream. It’s more like a deep feeling or something that we can imagine ourselves doing happily. What life would we choose if we have a magic wand, and have all the skill sets we needed?

But then the mind comes with a reason why we shouldn’t do it. If that’s the case, the best thing is to try that and then reassess.

There will always be uncertainty, it’s perfectly normal to have confusion, but give it some time, think about it thoroughly, don’t rush, there is no need to be so harsh on ourselves, don’t think about the obstacles we may encounter, what may others think, or if we will be able to do it or not. Don’t be afraid and as I said trusting our intuition and give it a try is a way to move forward.

Second — Dream Big and Wholeheartedly:

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We should not restrain ourselves while dreaming. There is no limit.

As Les Brown explained it well:

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will be among the stars.”

Without dreaming or imagining ourselves in that place or position, it would be nearly impossible to get there.

We can achieve whatever we want, but that requires full determination, focus, hard work, patience, and consistency. If we have all that, then the sky is the limit. We should never doubt ourselves.

“Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.”

– Anonymous –

Third — Believe in your Dreams:

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt –

Why is it important to believe in our dreams?

We only get what we truly believe. So, how do we get or achieve something until and unless we don’t believe in it?

Once we start believing, our mind will start focusing on things that are required for success, in such a way that it starts seeing challenges as opportunities. It urges us to take action that helps to move forward in the right direction. Our belief provides us a vision that can lead us on the way to achieving our dream.

Now, the question is how can we make ourselves believe?

Sometimes, we doubt ourselves too much that believing in dreams seems impossible.

Firstly, we need to block out all the internal voices that are saying that we can’t achieve our goals. Don’t listen to these voices. These are just our fears, so don’t give them the power to control us or don’t feed them by focusing on the reasons, why they can’t be accomplished.

Secondly, it’s important to avoid people with a negative mindset. These are the people who would always tell us that we can’t achieve that, and why we shouldn’t do that. Don’t let others decide what our capabilities are, what we should do, and what’s better for us. They think if they couldn’t achieve something, we may also not be able to achieve that. Nobody can decide it for us because every person is a different person and everyone has their strengths and talents.

Next important thing is to find inspiration from someone who has already achieved that or has excelled in that area. It will help our mind to believe that it’s achievable.

The most important thing is to possess a positive mindset.

“Your perspective creates your thoughts, and your thoughts create everything. It is your strongest thoughts that have constructed who you are now. Who you are in the future is up to you”.

– Anonymous –

Forth — To take Initiative and Pursue:

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

– Arthur Ashe –

Taking action is the most important thing in fulfilling a dream. So, just plan it today and start.

Waiting for the right time or suitable circumstances is not the right approach, because there will always be some hurdles, some distractions, and some problems, which will not let us work towards our goal.

We will learn along the way and get better with time. If we try to make something perfect, we are only wasting our time. Nothing is perfect, and there will always be room for getting better.

If we take a lot of time on getting or creating the masterpiece, it could tire and distract us from our goals before taking any further step towards it.

“A journey of thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

– Lao Tzu –

We just really need to take initiative without further delay, and everything will work out with time.

There is some famous saying of Paulo Coelho that,

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Best of luck to all those who are trying to find their dreams and working out their way to reach for it. Happy dreaming!!

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Comment below and share about your dreams and your motivations to achieve them.

Writer, teacher and motivational speaker. You can say hello at ommekulsoom@gmail.com

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