Living the dream is not just for a few select individuals. Every single one of us is entitled to live our dream. It is possible and we have a right to be happy and satisfied. Here are some steps you can take:
- You must clearly examine whether
or not you are happy and satisfied with your current life’s work and
your relationships with the important people in your life. If you are,
then congratulations are in order and you need read no further.
- If you are not satisfied, then clearly delineate what the problems are and the source of your unhappiness.
you must identify a solution over which you, yourself, are in control.
That means you must formulate a solution that doesn’t involve someone
else doing something differently. You know what I mean. "I could be
happy if my wife would just cook dinner every night". "I would love
this job if only the boss would get off of my case." Identify a solution that only you can create without relying on anyone else.
you are unable to think of a solution that is solely up to you, then
daydream about what the perfect job or the perfect relationship would
look like. How would you be, what would you have and what would you be
doing? Assess your interests, skills and abilities to uncover your
life's purpose. What is it you were destined to do?
you have your ideal picture in your mind, ask yourself what is stopping
you? What would you have to give up to move in the direction of your
dream? What obstacles do you face? What do you fear? What would change if you get there?
you must formulate a plan that has a reasonable chance of success. I’m
not suggesting that you file for divorce or quit your job. What I am
saying is come up with a plan that will move you forward in the
direction you want to go. You can take small, baby steps as long as you
do something each day that will move you along the path of living your
- The final
step is to develop the strength to actually take the action you planned
in Step 6. Making a plan is great but it will never accomplish anything
if you don’t take action. Les Brown tells us, “You don’t have to be
great to get started; but you have to get started to be great.” Do
If you are having difficulty with any of these steps, then perhaps coaching would help you. Coaching provides just the right balance of support and encouragement with challenge and accountability. You decide. Do you want to live your dream or someone else’s?
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