Think about this important question:
Are you prepared for your dreams to come true?
If you think like me, your first response to this question is “Of course, why wouldn’t I be! My dreams are my dreams after all.”
Now think about another question:
If your dreams all suddenly came true in the next 15 minutes, would you be prepared to fully embrace them?
I’m realizing that the honest answer to this second question is often more complicated for people, myself included, than a simple “YES!”
Realizing our dreams whether it is to make lots of money, develop new relationships or achieve some other big goal will definitely change the circumstances of our lives (sometimes radically). Part of us is programmed to be concerned about change (even very positive change) because it represents unpredictability and the departure from the safety of our stable routines. These concerns can sap our excitement about our dreams and our motivation to achieve them.
Discovering our concerns about our dreams coming true can be exciting and joyful work because navigating through our concerns is like moving past mile markers on the way to achieving our dreams.
With that in mind, these are four concerns that may come up as you move towards achieving your dreams:
1. Simply talking with others about your dreams.
2. Fear and frustration around your present situation in relation to your dream situation.
3. Feeling unworthy of your dreams coming true.
4. Trusting the person you will become as you realize your dreams.
It can be very confusing to get in touch with our concerns about our dreams coming true.
Yet, I’ve discovered that getting in touch with these concerns is the first step in working through them and in this way actively preparing for our dreams to come true.
This is cause for celebration!!!
Game of the Day
Think about one of your dreams and how good it will feel to realize that dream.
Now think about any concerns that come up as you contemplate the changes in your life that will take place as you realize that dream.
Acknowledge these concerns as natural.
What are some ways you could work through these concerns so that you are free to say a resounding “YES!” to your dream?
Congratulations! You just took a little time to prepare for your dreams to come true!
Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska. He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset. For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.