How to go after your dreams without losing momentum

March 25, 2017

If you’ve ever been conscious in this lifetime then you must have caught yourself dreaming of something that quite isn’t. For the most part, many tend to dismiss their dreams which is normal especially if you’re dreaming about events or things you can’t build a connection with. After all, our dreams do come from us – our subconscious mind. The key with knowing what dreams to go after is in their reoccurrence. Is the underlying message the same? This is the question to ask.

Anywhere but here

Take for example, a young girl who always dreams about seeing the world. That’s all she talks about. It’s not that she is unhappy with where she currently is, it’s just that she sees even more happiness when she gets the sense of accomplishing her dreams of seeing the world.

Attach meaning to your dreams 

Give life to your dreams by attaching a meaning that holds true to you. One that’ll make you get out of bed to pursue it and at the same time act as a reminder as to why you need to stay on track when you’re in doubt.

How to go after your dreams without losing momentumBelieve in your dreams, they are yours

“Find out what it is you want from life and go after it as if your life depends on it, because it does.” Don’t rely on others to stir you towards your dreams neither should you expect them to support you. This might sound harsh but it is not anyone’s duty to make your dreams come true. Again, these dreams are yours so own it. And try not to take it personal when others don’t see the end goal. What matters is that you do.

Take the first steps – “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” 

Sometimes knowing where to begin can be a bit of a conundrum. You don’t need to have all the answers. All you need to do is take the first step to do something (no matter how small) that’ll get you closer to your dreams. Act, remains the operative verb.

Be patient “Rome wasn’t built in a day”

Dreams take time to come to pass. It can sometimes take weeks or months and in some cases many years to be realised. Remember, as long as you carry on dreaming and the underlying message remains the same, don’t give up. Go back to the meaning of what it holds for you and carry on.

Make your dreams come true

Don’t compare yourself to others – “Comparison is the thief of joy”

It is very easy to fall into the habit of looking at what others are doing and making unfair comparisons. Yes, unfair. Everyone has a different story. You might be doing the same thing but your stories will never be exactly the same. This is the quickest way to lose site of your dreams and diminish your accomplishment thus far. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!

Learn from others – “Nothing is new under the sun”

If someone else has already achieved what it is you dream of, follow in their footsteps. Success leaves clues. If you pay enough attention you’ll avoid their mistakes and in some cases find a quicker path to achieving your dreams.

Be aware of the process – “The journey, not the destination”

It is very easy to remain fixated on the end goal and not enjoy the process of getting there. It is there you’ll build relationships and find out a great deal about yourself. The journey is full of surprises and lessons to be learnt. Don’t dismiss it.

dream bigDream some more

The thing about dreams is that all the emotions that you experience once they’re achieved are almost short lived. You begin to ask yourself, what next? Well, if you’re a dreamer, you’ll already know the answer to that.

Illustration by the talented Christella BijouSee more of her work on her blog, Instagram and twitter feed.

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