3 Steps to Living the Dream

Sounds easy, just 3 steps to live the dream.  Think about these 3 simple steps and then make your dream your life.

1.  Say it out loud

Make it real, tell someone else.  Share your dream with everyone.  When you take it from a mental conversation, it becomes real. It becomes something you are going to do.  Have you shared your dream?  Afraid? Don’t be it’s your dream.  Want to start a business?  Want to live at the beach or in the mountains?  Whatever it is just say it out loud.  Maybe it’s a smaller dream; like buying a house, getting a better job.  It doesn’t matter if it is big or small, it is your dream – no one else’s.

 

Key West, Fl
A life by the beach?

 

Mountains of West Virginia
A life in the mountains?

2. Make a Plan

Create a dream board.  Fill it with what you want, what it looks like.  Napoleon Hill writes about the “Law of Attraction” so go forth and attract what you want.  Figure out what it will it take to make it happen.  Be specific, how much will it cost, what do you need to do to make it happen?  Do you need a new skill set?  Do you need to move?  Here is where doubt and fear will appear.  You have gone from speaking the dream out loud to planning … putting pen to paper.  Now your mind will come up with every reason why it won’t work; no money, can’t move (friends and family obligations).  Give up good life?  Are you kidding?  If you want a new life it’s not that your current life is bad … just not fulfilling.  Scared is what you are, scared is what you should be  Live life on the edge.  Make choices that 5, 10, 15 years from now you won’t regret.  We are all looking for purpose and living our dream should fulfill our purpose.

Do you want to move?  Then visit your desired location.  Talk to a real estate agent and figure out what it will cost to live there.  Go into this adventure with your eyes wide open.

Talk to experts.  Find those whose resources that will help you succeed.  Tap into them.  Find a mentor – someone who has gone down the path a head of you.  They can provide guidance and help you avoid the pitfalls.  Look to find a mastermind group.  This group, according to thesuccessalliance.com will “offer brainstorming, education, peer accountbility and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills”  They will “challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them.  The group requires commitment, confidential, willingness to both give and receive advice, ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.”  Can you see the power in a mastermind?  It will be the catapolt you so much farther than you, on your own could do.

3.  Execute the Plan

Once you have kicked fear and doubt in the teeth, then execute.  But, execute and don’t look back. Don’t keep asking if it was ok or if it was a good move.  In the end life is really too short to wait for perfect.

Can it really be that simple?  These basic 3 steps?  Yes, but behind each of these steps is a lot of work.  But, honestly the first step is the hardest .. say it out loud – confess your dream.  All of this is said with one important caveat, what makes us human is our ability to dream, our desire to improve, our innate curiosity to see if indeed the Earth is flat.  Once this dream is fulfilled, there will be another; the next one will be bigger, better and hopefully just as fulfilling as the last.

Do you have a dream?  Say it out loud, make the plan and execute.  That’s all there is to it.

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