When Daydreaming Is No Longer Enough

Do you dream about doing something and quickly dismiss it with a “Yeah, right. That’ll never happen?”

Whether it’s taking a trip around the world, telling someone you love him or her, moving to a new country, or taking a day off from work every week, I bet you have a secret wish or desire that you’re not giving enough attention to.

So what’s stopping you? dreams

Doubting it can ever happen?
Not knowing where to begin?
Life commitments?

Maybe dreaming is enough for you. Maybe you don’t need to actually go for it. That’s what a lot of people do — they think about it and talk about it to get their fix but never actually do anything to make it happen.

Sure, the fix can feel good, but eventually it’s not enough. The rush turns from elation to frustration. You grow tired of talking and not doing. So, no, I doubt dreaming is enough for you.

Maybe your social conditioning tells you that before going after this dream, you have to work hard and long, save as much money as you can, and then, and only then, can you travel/sing/date/take time off.

Maybe blazing your own trail feels scary. What if people think you’re nuts? What if you try and fail? What if it’s not all it’s cracked up to be?

Whatever your block is, it’s figureoutable.

All you gotta do is start with one step:

Believing your dream is possible.

That’s it.


And here are some ways to do just that:

  • Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.
  • Write it down. In detail. With lots of descriptors.
  • Create a vision board with images and words that light you up when you look at them.
    For inspiration, find others who are currently living or pursuing their dreams. Watch out for the monkey mind that comes up with all the reasons why they can do it and you can’t.
  • Make one small change in your life to support your vision like cleaning out some noise or clutter that’s getting in your way. This might be canceling a commitment you regret agreeing to or spending less time with a Debbie Downer. It might be cleaning out a closet or donating some books.

When you do something — take some action — to support your vision, the universe rallies in support and the dance begins.

You step.
It steps.
You step.
It steps.

As long as you keep moving, so with the universe. And this, my friends, is how you get in the flow. And how your vision becomes reality.

One step at a time.

So go on. Write it down.

Want to make it feel even more real? Email it to me. I’ll cheer you on.

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