If you wish your life was different but you don’t know what you want it to look like, pay close attention to the desires of your heart. Your dreams are not random thoughts. They are a glimpse into what’s possible for you; the vision God created for your life.
Most people let fear stop them from going after their dreams. But you’ve gotta find the courage to believe that your dreams are meant for you.
I’ll be the first to admit, making the decision to follow your dreams can be scary. I know from personal experience, at times, following your heart is downright challenging. Especially when it feels like no one gets you.
It’s up to you to muster the courage, determination, and tenacity it will take to get your dreams off the ground.
Yes, in the face of doubt, it’ll take an unbelievable amount of belief in yourself. But in the end, it’s the only way you’ll be truly fulfilled and happy with your life.
But let me warn you, when you make the decision to go after your dreams, you can count on the voice of fear to kick into high gear.
And, it’s not going away until you learn to tune it out and go for it anyway.
One of the ways I have found to kick fear to the curb is to stay focused on your WHY.
In all my years of coaching, I have found that being clear on your WHY (aka your reason, mission or passion), has the power to carry you over the finish line.
In addition to focusing on your WHY, incorporating a few simple strategies to keep yourself connected to your passion will go a long way in helping you achieve your dreams and goals.
Here are my top four strategies for keeping yourself motivated to make your dreams and goals a reality:
- Creative visualization – one of the biggest stumbling blocks to achieving your goals is not being able to “see” what you’re going after. William Blake said, “What is now proved was once only imagined.” In order to make your dreams a reality, you first have to imagine yourself being who you want to be or having what you want to have. When you take the time to consistently imagine – or visualize – your dreams as if they have already happened, interesting things begin to happen. I’ve experienced amazing manifestations of my goals simply as a result of consistent visualization.
“Your imagination is everything. It is simply the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~Albert Einstein
- Creating a vision board – a vision board is a visual representation of your dreams and goals realized. You decide what you want in your life then you collect pictures and images of the dream life you imagine, and put it all together on a board (or in a notebook – a vision book!). The most powerful element of a vision board is not the pictures, but the powerful force of intention to make your dreams a reality.
- Journaling – the simple act of writing is another powerful strategy to help you stay focused on your big Why, to help you make your dreams a reality. The practice of journaling has the power to carry you through on those days when resistance shows up. A great journal prompt for getting past the resistance is, “What am I really afraid of?” Or, “What’s really going on here?”
- Working with a professional life coach – Having someone in your corner who is a strong stand for your dreams is absolutely priceless. The progress I see in my clients, myself and others who work with a coach is evidence of the fact that those who are committed to creating a life they love attribute their success to working with a coach.
We are now into the second half of the year. Will this be the year you finally decide to make your dreams happen?
Your dreams matter! Stop sitting on the sidelines.
Get in the game and go after the life of your dreams!
Keeping yourself motivated to reach your dreams and goals really is a lot easier when you put these four strategies in place.
Hello, I’m Patti. I’m an award-winning, certified life & money coach and retirement planner. I’ve worked with hundreds of women, school teachers, and their families to create a big-picture plan for their money and secure retirement. As a result, I noticed how women do money differently than men. Yet, the unique (emotional) needs of women have not been well served by the financial services industry. Which is why I’m super passionate about this work. I’m on a mission to teach women how to heal their relationship with money, take charge of their future and create a life they truly love.