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Two Steps to Designing the Life of Your Dreams

Are you feeling stuck? Maybe you’ve been working at the same office for the past 20 years, but you’re not actually excited about what you do. Maybe you’ve had the same goal for years, but you’ve never had the courage to actually pursue it, so you’ve just let it sit. If you can relate, this is your sign that it’s time for you to stop settling and start designing the life of your dreams! 

Before we get into our tips, here’s what we want you to know: Your life is yours. You’re allowed to do whatever you want with it. So, don’t spend your days just going through the motions, doing what you feel like you “should” be doing. Go after what lights a fire in your soul and makes you feel like the type of person you want to be. With just a few steps, we’ll show you how to let go of what’s comfortable to start working toward the life you truly deserve. 

Step 1: Decide what you want. 

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Whether big or small, decision-making is tough. But take this first step seriously because deciding what you want will give you a reason for getting out of bed in the morning. If you’re having trouble figuring out what will make you the happiest, don’t sweat it. Asking yourself these questions will point you in the right direction: 

  • What am I usually doing when I find myself losing track of time? 
  • What would I do if I knew I wouldn’t fail at it? 
  • What does an ideal day in my life look like? 
  • What activities bring me the most joy? 

Keep in mind that just because you really want something right now, it doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily want the same thing 30 years down the line. A big part of deciding what you want is figuring out what you don’t want … and that just comes with experience. Give yourself space to try new things, change your mind, and switch it up if the path you’re currently on is no longer serving you.  

Step 2: Go get it! 

A street sign reads “Follow That Dream” with palm trees in the background.

Success isn’t created by sitting on the couch and wishing for it … it comes by taking action! If you really want your life to change, you must have the drive to get up and make your dreams come true. It’s time to develop a plan. Use this list as a starting place: 

  • Decide why reaching this dream of yours is so important to you. 
  • Set small goals that will help you reach your bigger ones (use this post to learn how). 
  • Create ambitious, yet realistic, deadlines for achieving your small goals. 
  • Celebrate each victory along your path to success, whether big or small, to keep yourself motivated. 

We’ll be the first to tell you that the road to your dreams won’t be an easy one to travel. Push through the hard days by reminding yourself that if you keep going, you’ll eventually reach the finish line. Overcoming the obstacles in your way will only make success feel sweeter in the end. 

If you gain anything from this post, we hope it’s that you’re never really stuck. At any given moment, you have the option to change your life and start chasing down the dreams that you really want. So, decide where you want to go … and then go with all your heart.  

Don’t let challenges make you give up on your goals! Read this post for tactics that will help you deal with sudden changes and setbacks




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