Dreams, wishes, desires, wants, passions, goals, obsessions,
longings, cravings, yearnings that shimmer on luminescent stardust and beyond.
Delightful these all are, indeed. Some could actually wake you up each morning;
inspiring you to go to a job you loathe. You might find yourself daydreaming
about your ideas imagining, “If only…” or “when…” There are at bare minimum
1001 excuses of why you can’t or shouldn’t live your heart’s desires, but one
truly good one why you should. It’s YOUR life.
But what actually is the process of making a dream become
reality? As I see it, there are 5
steps to making your desires part of your day to day life. It all begins with
defining your dreams. You are the architect of your life; so while you are creating
your wishes, make them big, bodacious, gigantic, and colossal. Don’t just decide
to get in shape, instead plan a trip to India to study yoga from a guru. Be as
specific as possible. Write them down in a journal; make a visual collage or select
one word that articulates your entire goal and post it where you will see it
Step two is making these longings part of the fabric of your
being. Tell your friends as a matter of fact that you are going to open a café
this year. Talk about your unique cuisine ideas at parties and soon they will
be introducing you to their friends that are real estate brokers. The more you discuss your passions aloud,
the further it becomes real to the people around you, thus validating your dream.
More importantly, it will exist to you.
The next step is practical. Break it down. What are the
components you need to take to reach your dream? Make it measurable. Will it
take a year? 6 months? Set dates. How
much money do you require and by when? What are you going to do to obtain it?
Will you work an extra job or cut out a few unnecessary expenditures to save
money? Create smaller goals to achieve along the way to your dream. And being
the Goddess you are, reward yourself for achieving those victories along the
The forth step is when the dream is challenged. Problems
begin to appear. Your critical “inner voice” begins to doubt your talent; you
blame the economy and you start to have reservations about your beloved dream. Other people around you might become
judgmental. They will say to you that perhaps you to should rethink it over, it
costs too much money or it’s interfering with your relationship with them.
These are merely hindrances and should be expected. Don’t let it influence you
too much and whatever you do, don’t give up! An obstacle is only something you
see when you take your eyes off the goal.
The fifth step is to absolutely, 100% believe in your dream.
Know that you have done the work; you have made up your mind and no matter what…you
are taking that trip to Greece! It’s
always when the circumstances seem impossible, that magic happens. Your boss
gives you a bonus, or as one woman just told me (true story), she danced for
her husband and he then decided to send her on the GoddessLife’s trip to Greece. Her name is Laurel White
and she was The Goddess of the Month in August’s newsletter - if you want to
ask her for some tips.
Fri, August 14, 2009
by Ms. Dolphina