What is a dream life?
No one's dream life is the same. You cannot compare yours to someone else's. That will defeat the whole purpose. In my next segment we will go over how to figure it out, so don't get too wrapped up in the details. This is your guideline of what to expect if you darlingly choose to go down this path of awesome. I believe that one's dream life is an experience where you are consciously choosing what will unfold.
It’s funny what happens when you start to follow your dreams. Suddenly people are so curious how you're "doing it". They are fascinated that you are doing something you love, you’re happy, and successful. Everyone wants in on the secret. You will hear this, “You are so lucky, I wish I could do that.” I am here to tell you that if you really want it, you can have it. The road may be rough and lonely at times, but it is possible if you’re willing to put in the blood, sweat, and tears….and there will be tears! I have found that it boils down to these essentials:
If one of those is missing, I’m pretty sure you’re going to find yourself frustrated that you’re not getting to where you want to be happily and fulfilled.
Let’s break these down the 4 essentials:
Intent- What is your reason WHY? What drives you to live your dream life? Help others achieve a goal? Have more time to be with you family? Travel? Make a positive impact in your field? Believing in your intent will keep you on course through the bumpy roads of self doubt and calm the storms of spiteful critics. Your intent will remind you to NEVER GIVE UP. When you feel like quitting, clarify your intent.
Dedication- Affirm commitment to your intent with an action plan. This means the discipline to do what's necessary even when you don’t feel like it. It’s like a training program for your life. This will require goal setting and holding yourself accountable to do the "not-so-fun" things in your dream life scenario. Basically, when you don’t want to write that e-mail, meet the deadline, or do the research, you have to do it. There is no way around it. There will always be tasks, jobs, or scenarios that are on the path to the top. Take control of your dream life quest because you are the most disciplined. Get up early, eat right, exercise, work smarter and ENJOY the opportunity to always be better.
Perseverance- When you get knocked down, turned down, or you have to start over, get back up. This takes a lot of will power and an insane dedication to your intent (are you starting to see a pattern?) On this road you will have doubt, fear, worry, and lots of slaps in the face. How you deal with these life speed bumps is totally up to you. At this point I’m pretty great at perseverance. I have many lessons I will share in another blog from my own experiences on how to break through when you are on the brink of giving up.
Passion- This piece of the recipe is pretty easy. Doing what you love shouldn't be difficult. What gets you really hyped, and puts that twinkle in your eye when you talk about it? This is directly linked to your intent and following what makes your soul on fire will help you gain clarity on your intent while on the road to your dream life.
"As we progress, we peel back the layers of ourselves. If we are aware while we do this, we will discover our true purpose and potential."