Are You Living Your Dreams?

Life Story by Daniel | Thursday, November 29, 2007 | 4 comments »

Are you living in your dreams?

If the answer is no, then ask yourself “why not”?

Life is short, and you never know when it will come to an end.

Do you really want to say that you lived a life of unfulfilled dreams?

But wait, most people often says “I’m waiting for the perfect time” or “I’m waiting for the perfect situation”.

All this waiting is just an excuse not to go out and try.
Or, maybe it’s not that you are “waiting”, but rather that you are afraid.

So, what are you afraid of?

Are you afraid of making a mistake?

Afraid of making the wrong choice?

Are you afraid that you may not be good enough, or that the people around you might laugh at your dreams, or won’t support you?

Are your fears enough to stop you?

And what happens if you do end up living your dreams?

Are you afraid that once you get there then you’ll have to live them?

Meaning that what you’ve been talking about for so long will now come to fruition and you might not actually succeed?

I often see that fear is the number one reason that people do not live their dreams.

Fear holds us back, sometimes paralyzing us, and prevents us from moving forward.

But, when you look back at your life, what do you want it to be about?

Do you want to say, “I could have” or “I did”?

How do you move past your fears and live your dreams?

Here's 7 steps to overcome your fear which I've learn from Deborah Brown-Volkman articles.

1. Acknowledge That You Have Dreams

People often say that they don’t have dreams or they can’t remember what they are.
You know what your dreams are, you really do.
You’ve just pushed them down so deep that it might take some time to bring them to the surface again.
Let them out, you deserve to live them.

2. Write Down Your Dreams

How can you live your dreams if you can’t see what they are?
Write them down.
Don’t judge your dreams or wonder “how?”
Just do it!

3. Realize That Dreams Come True In Steps

Your dreams cannot come true until you take a small step.
It doesn’t have to be a large one.
It just has to get you moving.
Small steps are the steps that will get you to your dreams.
Until, one day, you realize that you are there.

4. Face The Barriers That Are Keeping You From Living Your Dreams

What’s keeping you from living your dreams?
Not enough money or time?
Too many responsibilities?
Look for ways to overcome this.
There will always be a reason not to do something.
It’s up to you if you want to give into these reasons or not.

5. Find People Who Will Support You

Select people who will love you and cheer you on as you move toward your dreams.
Tell them how much you love and appreciate them.
You do not want to live your dreams by yourself.

6. Pat Yourself On The Back For Your Successes

You deserve it!
The fun part of living your dreams is the journey.
It is the road to success that builds character and the part that you will remember the most.

7. Be Comfortable With Fear

There are times when you will wonder if you have what it takes to fulfill your dreams or if you deserve to live them.
Fear is a normal part of the process.
If you can accept that sooner or later you will be afraid, then you don’t have to spend time worrying about what you will do when fear sets in.
The only way past fear is through it and not around it.
There is no other way.

So, what do you say? You only have one life to live, so it might as well be a life you love!

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  1. eTomyam // November 29, 2007 at 9:26 PM  

    Interesting, One thing for sure, I need a dream, it creates me hope, the hopes keep me stronger day after day..

  2. Doodski // December 1, 2007 at 12:36 PM  

    Nice Post!

    I do believe in dreams and it is true that the journey to your dream is the most exciting part and the one you will remember the most.

    I have many dreams in my list and I wish for a life that I would love to have.

    Thanks for sharing. God Bless.

  3. Iron Pugilist // December 2, 2007 at 2:34 PM  

    I admire how you perceive life. I wish I had the same optimism in my version of the world.

  4. T. Dorsey // December 11, 2007 at 11:24 PM  

    You are so right abuot having to be comfortable with fear to follow your dreams. I think a lot of people think they are somehow lacking if they are fearful. The reality is that fear is often unavoidable. It is your repsonse to fear the determines your success.