Do you have a secret dream that you’ve never given a voice to? A real deep down, bottom of the heart desire that you think and daydream about often?
We all have things we dream for years of doing, but never take steps to achieve. Often we think our dreams are unachievable or too big, and we push them aside and out of our awareness. We carry on with our routine existence, all the while feeling a little incomplete, or like a piece of us is missing, isn’t being expressed.
But the desire is in our hearts for a reason. And many times, our dreams can be brought into our lives gradually over time in small incremental steps.
Have you had a dream to do something like sing in a choir, move to a new house or a different city, make a bigger impact in the lives of more people, get up on stage to speak and inspire people, write a book, take a trip to an exotic locale, or spend more time with your children?
The first step toward your dream is to identify your desire, then write about it or visualize it to make it seem real and possible. Draw all your senses into this vision, and imagine it is happening in the present moment. How do you feel? What do you hear? Connect with a scent or a color or a feeling as a way to anchor yourself to this image. Try making a mind map or a collage of what the realization of this dream would look and feel like.
Once you start believing your dream is possible and make the commitment to yourself to begin to take steps in the direction of your desire, I’m sure you will notice that all manner of support and guidance will begin to appear to carry you to the achievement of your dreams.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed from the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
What small steps can you take this week to put you in touch with your dream and move you closer toward realizing it?
- make a phone call
- buy a book
- tell a few friends
- buy some supplies
- reach out for support
- enroll in a course or a coaching program
- write a chapter of your book
- pick up some travel magazines and brochures
My challenge to you is to first believe that you can achieve your dreams. Then, identify the first three actions you could take to start making this dream more real. Enroll the support of a colleague, friend or family member in this project to keep you on track.
Start moving in the direction of your dreams so that you won’t be disappointed twenty years from now by the things you didn’t make the time or effort to do in your life.
I’d love to know what your secrets dreams are! I invite your comments below.