I discovered this formula in an old book about making your dreams come true. Although the book was published almost 50 years ago, I believe that the formula hasn’t changed. Here are the six steps to making your dreams come true, with commentary by the original author and myself.
1. Decide what you want. If you don’t know what you want, you certainly can’t get it. That is only natural. So decide on what your dream is: a million dollars, health, travel, clothes, a happy marriage. Focus on your true dream. Many people say they want money, but their true dream is what they will be able to do with the money. Your dream may be to have wealth, or it may be to have the freedom to travel, or the ability to spend your time as you wish.
2. Put it on paper. You must see with your real eyes what your “mind’s eye” has visualized. In so doing, you impress upon your brain the dream you want–and this makes it come true faster. Write down your dream. Post it somewhere where you will see it every day. Some people go a step further and create a vision board.
3.Start at the beginning. Put the steps to reach your dreams into logical sequence, then go step by step. If your dream is worth having, it is worth working for. Don’t take shortcuts that may keep you from reaching your dream.
4. Put it in motion. A dream that lacks motion is never achieved, so get the dream moving. It begins to take form with motion. You may make mistakes–but you are moving forward as you do. Almost any action is better than no action.
5. Don’t settle for less. Once your plan is in motion, it only takes gentle taps to keep it moving forward. “Good enough” is not true success. Don’t lower your expectations or undersell your dream. Make it pay off in full–somehow it will.
6. Recognize its arrival. Once the dream is realized then relax and enjoy it to its fullest. There is a human tendency to always want more, no matter how much we have. Don’t curb ambition–but do curb greediness. Remember that what you have today may have been your dream only yesterday.
Copyright Cathy Stucker – Derivative work created based on a work in the public domain