All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.-Walt Disney
A Route to Happiness #14 – Dream
Life is a little more exciting when we have things to look forward to.
When we purposefully build our days to create whatever it is we want in our lives.
When we know we are moving forward and our dreams are moving with us.
When the windows of life get bigger and we can see what we are about to become.
We are all different and only you can choose your dreams.
But whatever they are, they can change the way you see life.
They create the outer reflection of the smile on your heart.
They make life more than just the day to day.
They make life the what will be.
Life becomes an Adventure.
When we dream we begin to take control of life.
We start making decisions instead of just reacting to things.
We challenge ourselves to do what we should to get there.
We no longer just drift from day to day but, we have a direction.
We start to do all the little things to build the big ones.
Our days begin to almost plan themselves and each day we are fully aware of the adventure.
One step at a time.
In pursuit of any dream just take it step by step.
I have often made the mistake of writing out twenty or fifty things to do on a road to an accomplishment.
But it’s not about the fifty steps.
It’s only about the next one.
The one phone call, the one chapter in the next book or just putting on your shoes in the pursuit of exercise.
Each step says something.
It reminds you of your commitment and strengthens your resolve.
Don’t think too far ahead as this can get you overwhelmed.
Keep moving forward just one step at a time.
One dream or multiple dreams?
I think all of us have multiple dreams.
I remember thinking I didn’t have any at one point in my life.
But I just kept thinking and like a river they all came rushing back.
The monotony of life can easily make the dreams we once had barely even memories.
Just keep thinking about them and you will see that they are still there.
It may help to segment your life into smaller parts like your health, relationships and so forth.
This will help you focus and find your dreams more simply.
These days I have a list of about forty dreams I would like to fulfill.
But I am not worried about all of them.
I am only concerned with the current one.
When I finish that I can then work on the next one.
Just one at a time my friend.
It truly is the simplest way.
Choose the one that excites you the most.
The one that if done will make a significant impact in your life.
Don’t even stress about how you might do it.
In the pursuit of our dreams life has a funny way of opening the doors to get there.
The first step.
Sometimes the first step is the hardest.
It’s not because we can’t think of things we should do but because we just haven’t taken any steps in a long time.
But all of us can change on any given day.
Make this your day to dream.
Your day to be like a kid again.
Your day to say you know what, this is what I am going to do.
Even if it takes ten years, I will get there.
I know that is a long time.
But, I also think we both know if we take the first step and then small steps daily, it will probably be a lot less than ten years before you arrive.
It’s all about the first step and the momentum it can build.
Tip: Find your one dream to work on.
Step one: Get a piece of paper and write down one dream you have in one sentence.
Step two: Then write down the result you would like to accomplish.
Step three: The last step is to write down the next step you could do to get there.
Just doing this little exercise will make you feel more in control.
Repeat step three as necessary each time you finish a step or when a good idea pops into your mind.
Keep dreaming and keep on doing that next step.
You will arrive before you know it.
Remember to enjoy every step along the way.
Life and dreams are a collection of moments and memories.
Each one as special as the one before it.
Don’t get too caught up in where and when you will arrive at your destination.
The beauty is in each day you dream with your eyes open.