Are you running around like a crazy-person trying to beat the clock before midnight on December 31st? Hit the brakes for a minute, okay? My timing of this article is super-timely!
Because we’re talking about bringing dreams into reality, and I’m writing this article from one of MY dreams-come-true—my beach house in Cardiff By The Sea in Encinitas, CA. If you’ve known me very long you know this was a dream of mine for years. NOW I’m touching it, feeling it – LIVING it and I’ll tell you it’s AWESOME.
We see and hear the words “bringing dreams into reality” all the time, right? Every thought leader, teacher, writer and inspirational speaker—myself included—talks about living our dreams.
Let’s get real. We all know it’s easy to TALK about our dreams. But there’s a difference between wishing, hoping … and HAVING.
Some of the stuff we hear or read makes getting what we want sound super-easy. In fact, you can feel like something is wrong with you if you don’t make things happen. You know what I’m talking about? Well, I’m here to tell you….
THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!!!
Most dreams don’t come true overnight. It takes effort to bring dreams into reality.
Determination and a series of small steps will get you there, but be prepared, you need more than willingness—you have to actually take those steps.
Peeps, if all we ever do is friggin’ yap about having what we want we’re basically just listening to the sounds of our own voices. We’re going NOWHERE.
Seriously, if nothing changes on the inside, NOTHING will change on the outside. Being all talk and no action is like going around in circles. It’s like a merry go round you can never get off of. And when you make a round with nothing to show for it, you feel worse about yourself.
So, every time you think about or talk about your dreams and nothing happens, you lose faith in yourself. You feel stuck. Sometimes you even stop trying.
That’s self-sabotage. And if you sabotage yourself … who needs anyone else to keep you down?
Sometimes we self-sabotage subconsciously. We’re not even aware we’re doing it.
Here’s how it works…
Experiences from our past can linger and become part of our belief systems. They act as anchors. When a situation triggers one of these anchors, we respond (or fail to respond) in ways that match our belief systems.
For instance, as a kid I often felt like my family talked super loud and “over” each other. So, while I don’t think it was intentional on anyone’s part, I felt slightly ignored. I often felt like what I had to say didn’t matter. It wasn’t significant. There were times I just didn’t feel heard.
Because of this, as an adult I still catch myself talking really loud or even interrupting other people to be sure I am being heard. It’s a learned pattern from my past and one for which I have sooooooo much evidence that it works.
And it may have worked for me for awhile. But now I know that speaking AT other people or interrupting them is actually doing the very thing I was trying to avoid. Instead of people hearing me, I think it actually turns them off and tunes them out.
And so I continue to work on these subconscious thoughts.
Okay, so how DO you bring your dreams into reality?
Take a look at your words. Do they match your actions? If you’re saying you want a successful business or satisfying relationship … what are you DOING to make it happen?
Bringing your dreams into reality requires three things:
Belief in YOURSELF, belief in your DREAM and taking action on behalf of BOTH.
I’d love to get to know you and support you in bringing your dreams into reality. You deserve to have what you want in life.
Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, Kick-A$$ Business Guru, 7 Figure MOM-treprenuer. and passionate about empowering others to live the life of their dreams and is based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to become the best WHOLE version of themselves possible. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events, and custom programs, visit hayleyhobson.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.