Have you ever heard someone say, “I wish I could live my dream life, but it’s just not possible”? Or perhaps, you’ve said those words to yourself at some point in your life. The truth is, many people run away from their dream life without even realizing it.
It’s frustrating, isn’t it? We all have dreams and aspirations, yet many of us end up settling for a life that’s far from what we truly want. We get comfortable in our routines, our jobs, and our relationships, and before we know it, years have passed by and we’re left wondering where the time went.
But why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we let fear and self-doubt hold us back from pursuing the life we really want? As Mel Robbins once said, “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
Ouch, that one hits hard, doesn’t it? It’s true, though. We come up with all sorts of excuses for why we can’t chase our dreams. Maybe we tell ourselves we’re not talented enough, or that we don’t have enough money, or that we’re too old to start something new. But the truth is, those are all just stories we tell ourselves to avoid taking action.
So, how do we stop running away from our dream life and start living it?
Here are four steps to reach your dream life:
1. Identify what your dream life actually looks like: Many of us have a vague idea of what we want but haven’t taken the time to really map it out. Take some time to reflect on what truly matters to you, what brings you joy, and what you’re passionate about. Visualize yourself living that life and be specific about the details.
2. Start taking action towards your dream life: Break down your goals into smaller, achievable steps, and start working towards them. Don’t let fear hold you back from taking risks and trying new things. Remember, the only way to grow is to step outside of your comfort zone.
3. Surround yourself with people who support your dreams and encourage you to reach for the stars: Avoid those who discourage you or bring negativity into your life. Positive energy is crucial when pursuing your dream life.
4. Be patient and persistent: Achieving your dream life won’t happen overnight, and there will be setbacks and challenges along the way. But if you stay focused, keep pushing forward, and never give up, you will get there.
So don’t run away from your dream life any longer. Take the first step today and start making the decisions that will lead you towards the life you truly deserve. As Mel Robbins says, “You are one decision away from a completely different life.”