Finding you Purpose Part 4-Beginning to Dream
Dreaming is something that we all do. Each of us have different levels of dreams. Some may dream of extravagant things like stardom while others dream of more down to earth things like owning a home or finding a job they really love. No matter what the dream is, if you can really commit to the process of achieving it you can actually live your dreams.
Many times, what happens, is that your dreams get lost in the daily activities of normal life and sometimes gets washed even from your memory. One day you look up from the grind of daily life and you have to ask yourself why you are even here.
It is easy to get wrapped up in today and let tomorrow become the past without ever realizing your dreams. It does not have to be that way and if it has already happened to you, there is still time to recuperate it. There is a process to achieving your dreams apart from the glory of the visualization of achieving them. This process simplifies the daily activities that you will commit to and will also keep you on track so that the daily “stuff” doesn’t get you side tracked.
The process is to first recognize that you do have dreams and identify them. If you have forgotten what they are, it is time to relax your mind, body and spirit to allow yourself to get in touch with them again. Find yourself a quiet place to relax, take a few days off of the normal routine to focus on yourself, or go somewhere that is out of the normal routine of your daily life. Breaking this cycle can help you to refocus and remember what your true desires are. While you are relaxed, begin to think about the things that you really enjoy, the things that make you feel happy, fulfilled, and complete. Begin to write them down so that you can see the pattern of your true desires. They should begin to reveal a direction that will lead you to one or more things that you want from your life. This does not necessarily equate to monetary dreams or even physical things. Your dreams could be as simple as relationships with others or the ability to volunteer at your favorite charity. There are no limitations to the things that it could be. It also does not matter how large or small they may seem. You can have everything that you want.
Now that you have written them down, you need to qualify them. For each thing that you have written down, ask yourself, is it good, right and just for everyone involved? If you can answer yes to that question, then you can qualify it as a dream that is worthy of pursuing. You can now begin the process of planning to make your dreams reality.
Zig Ziglar said, "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving them."