All posts filed under: Dream Living

5 Principles for Success

 In my previous blog posts I have been sharing information to help get you started on the path to living the life of your dreams. I have shared information challenging you to dare to dream again, emphasized the importance of taking time to dream, and presented questions you can ask yourself if you have not yet discovered your dream. We discovered the importance of believing in your dreams, dealing with fear, having confidence, and self-talk. I am just beginning to lay the foundation for what is needed to experience dream living. If you have not read my previous blog posts, check them out at http://www.dreamlivingcoach.wordpresscom. Today, I will introduce 5 principles that must be adopted in your life in order to live the life of your dreams. They include: Identify Your Life Mission or Purpose Set Life Goals and Monitor Progress Have Faith Get a Dream Team Be Persistent Identify Your Life Mission or Purpose To live your dream life, you should be able to answer the question “Why Am I Here?” It is a …

Self-Talk

Everyone has come across people who talk to themselves. The truth is, everyone talks to themselves either through spoken words, or through the mind or one’s inner voice.  Studies have shown that the average person has up to 50,000 thoughts a day. Sadly, studies have also shown that many of these thoughts are negative.  What does your self-talk consist of? What are the main messages you think or speak into your life on a daily basis? What do you say about yourself most of the time? Are the messages positive or negative? Do any of these thoughts or messages sound familiar to you? Negative Messages Positive Messages I will never get that job When it rains it pours I could never do that I  won’t ever lose weight This is impossible When I get my new job Life has its challenges but I overcome the challenges I can see myself achieving that I will achieve my dream weight This is possible If your self-talk is more negatively focused, adjustments will need to be made if …

Confidence

Have you ever watched a confident person enter a room?  There is just something about the way she carries herself:  head erect, shoulders back, walking with purpose.  She seems to ooze confidence and immediately you think this is someone who is self-assured and knows who she is.  So, why is this particular characteristic so important? Well, confidence is self-acceptance or assurance, freedom from doubt, and appreciation of one’s own qualities and abilities.  Confident people are sure of their gifts and talents, and when asked, do not hesitate to articulate their strengths and positive qualities. A person with confidence is more likely to accomplish things in life and accomplish their life goals, living the life of their dreams. In other words, if you want to live your dream life, you have to have confidence in yourself, and in the dream you have set to accomplish. If you desire to live your dream life, you must eliminate any negative self-image or attitude of yourself. Are you a confident person? Do the following traits describe you? Review the …

Dealing With Fear

Most people have some form of fear that they deal with in life. It might be fear of heights, flying, speaking in public, rejection, loneliness, failure, success, or any other forms of fear. In order to get positive results out of life, we must face and conquer our fears. How do you face your fears? Susan Jeffers, the author of “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway,” says that we must re-educate ourselves on how we deal with fear. We must not look at fear as a barrier to success, but as something we all face at one point or another. Instead of being paralyzed by fear, we should gain power, energy, and enthusiasm as we face our fears. The main idea is to not let fear hold you back from experiencing life the way you desire. Don’t let it paralyze you in life. In my first job out of college I worked in the banking industry, and quickly worked my way up to a Branch Manager position. I will never forget the day when …

Did you know the outcomes in your life have everything to do with what you believe? As you strive to achieve your dreams, there will be challenges that come along the way, but when the challenges come, what do you focus on? What are your dominant thoughts? They key to success is in how you respond to those challenges. Look at the list of questions and phrases below and determine how you typically respond to life challenges. Why did I ever pursue this dream? This is impossible. I am not sure if this is worth it. Things are not working. This is too hard. This was a dumb idea to begin with. This is just a bump in the road to help me get to my destiny. I will learn from this and press forward. This too shall pass. I will not give up on my dreams. I am pressing until I reach my destination. My dreams will come to pass, despite this situation. Your thoughts, words, and actions are a good indication of what …

Discover Your Dream

Discovering your dream and what you were designed to do is not always an easy task. The key is to never give up. Take a moment to answer the following questions to help get you started on the path to finding your dream. What brings you happiness? What are your top life values? What are you passionate about?  What do you do for others that doesn’t feel like work? What gets you excited or causes you to “come alive?” What would make your life exciting and more fun? What do you say you will do “someday?” What are you putting off? At what point in your life were you happiest? What were you doing? Who were you with? What makes you feel good about yourself? What or who inspires you? Why? What are your gifts and talents? What do others say you are very good at? What comes easy for you that isn’t so easy for others? What do people usually ask your help for? What is your life’s mission? How do you use your …

Take Time to Dream

Back in the fifties, a top ten song by the Everly Brothers contained these lyrics: “All I have to do is dream. Dream, dream, dream. Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam.” Dreaming achieved the desired result – in this case the woman who was the object of the lyricist’s love. On more current music charts, Kanye West wonders “if you know what it means to find your dreams” in his song “I Wonder.” These artists lyrics highlight the power and influence of dreams. Unfortunately, some have given up on dreaming or don’t know where to begin to dream again. It requires using your imagination. You must ponder or practice in the mind to form mental images or concepts of what is not present to the senses. More specifically, taking time to dream involves imagining how the details of your life will play out. We all know how to imagine, but some of us may have forgotten. Remember when you were a kid and dreamed what life would be like when you grew up, or simply when you turned 8, 10, …