Attempting to achieve our dreams can take up a large chunk of our time, and maintaining our enthusiasm whilst coping with everything life has to throw at us can be tough. In fact, throwing in the towel sometimes seems tempting. But in doing so, we run the risk of regret knocking on our door later on in life.
So to keep disappointment at bay, here are five simple techniques to help maintain the momentum you need to make your dreams a reality.
Getting to grips with exactly what you want to achieve is key to one day attaining it. What’s more, the more detailed you are about it, the more likely you are to keep pursuing it. Saying you want to be a writer isn’t enough. You have to get clear on what it is that you want to write about, where you want it published, how much you want to earn from it etc.
Set Yourself Small Targets
If it feels like your dreams are your own worst enemy it could be because you’re struggling to see how you might achieve them. Whilst keeping the end goal in mind is important, setting little, achievable targets along the way will keep you focused and engaged when the uphill struggle really starts. Tick something off your list each day, be that designing a logo, hitting your specified word count or reaching out to others in your field.
Create A Vision Board
A huge step in mastering our goals is to hold them in our minds so that they become our predominant thoughts. A vision board is a brilliant way to do this. Collecting images of what you want to attract in your life in the form of a collage will reinforce your desires each time you look at it. The more frequently you study your vision board the more important your subconscious mind will prioritise the things on it.
To take the effects of the vision board to the next level, utilise the tool of visualisation for at least 10 minutes per day. Close your eyes and imagine yourself living your dream life down to the very finest details. Use all of your senses to imagine what life would be like once you had achieved your dreams. Doing this consistently will heighten your excitement of living life the way you truly want and and encourage you to keep pushing for it.
Talk It Out
When it feels like achieving our dreams is an uphill battle talking it through with a good friend can feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off our shoulders. Looking at it from the perspective of someone else can not only offer some much needed advice but also make us more determined to try again. It might be the support of our loved ones that ingests the last oomph of momentum we need to cross the finish line.
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