6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Pursuing Your Dreams
Updated: Aug 8, 2021
Today I climbed the highest mountain in South Wales with my 6 year old Patterdale Willow and my cousin Kerry, Snowdon which is 1085m above water level has been a goal for a long time. Achieving this goal off my bucket list today was such a phenomenal experience which got me reflecting on pursuing dreams and how I set myself up for success.
What's your dream?
Do you want to give your vision a jumpstart?
When I work with a client I ask them to write down their goals and use these questions to speed up delivery of their dream..... I'm sharing that with you so you can try it for yourself!
1. What's your highest priority in life?
What's most important for you to experience, explore or embrace? Until you answer this question, your life goals will be off purpose. Unaligned with your inner passion, your intentions will lack the power to attract the people and situations necessary to become a reality.
Get clued into your true joy. What activities did you enjoy as a child? What are your hobbies now? When your goals are aligned with your soul, synchronicity kicks in to guide you to your target.
2. Is this your dream, or someone else's?
Are your goals your own choice, or what others think you should strive for? Do you want to look back later in life and wish you had followed your passion? Will you regret having "played it safe?"
Is it selfish to go after your own dream? What joy can you give to others if you haven't given it to yourself first?
3. Are you settling for less than you deserve?
Are you resigned to accepting less than your full share of love, health and success this lifetime? Have you compromised and sacrificed your dream?
Anything short of living your true passions will never make you happy.
4. What will you feel like when you reach your dream?
Personal passion fuels a vision. Dive into the thrill and exhilaration of the feeling of living your dream.
The Hawaiian Kahuna say, "Where your creative attention flows, so flows your life."
5. What steps can you take today toward your dream?
Don't defer your dream. Set up a super support system around you to instantly translate your intentions into action, this can be a friend as an accountability partner. Jump on every opportunity that is in line with your purpose and vision.....every single one!
Are there smaller projects that lead to your larger dream? If the dream is to run a marathon, train for a local park run first. And find a way to measure your progress. Track those little wins by writing in a journal, telling a friend or shouting about them!
6. Are you telling yourself: "I can't have my dream?"
Most people don't believe they can live their dream. Either their belief system has them believing they can't make a living doing what they love, or they feel they don't deserve their dream. To avoid the pain of feeling they can't have their dream, people often keep their dream so buried they can't remember they ever had a dream.
Don't be that person and defer your dream! Go after it and be UNSTOPPABLE!