Turning Dreams into Reality
“Dreams are nothing more than wishes and a wish is just a dream you wish to come true.” Sang David Cassidy. Sadly, too many people give up on their dreams when they could make them a reality simply because they don’t know where to start.
Focus on It
Visualisation is the first step to making a dream a reality. By visualising your dream, you are getting your brain to think about the reality of the dream coming true. Your subconscious mind will then set to work to finding a way to make the dream come true. Visualisation is simply creating the vision of the dream becoming a reality. In your mind you think it, see it, feel it as if it is happening right now.
One of the best ways I found to create the atmosphere for visualisation is to associate a piece of music to your vision. I have different songs for different visions. Most songs last for 3-5 minutes put the song on and build your vision in your mind. Walk yourself through the vision. Then each time the song plays your mind will automatically associate with your vision.
You only need to spend 3-5 minutes a day, while the song plays, building your dream, then you will start to see the opportunities around you.
Putting a plan together scares a lot of people. There are fears that it is unrealistic, or I’m being stupid for wanting this. When the opposite is true. If you have the dream then it is your right to achieve anything you deserve.
The first step is to write down what the end result will look like. Work backwards until you have come up with a stepping stone to get from where you are to where you want to be. For example, if you want to learn to drive a car the end result is you have a driver’s license. Working backward you have to pass a test. Before that you will need driving lessons but you can’t start your lessons until you have a learner’s license. To get a learner’s license you need to apply for it. What is the first step to take to apply for your license?
Now, you have just created a plan.
You’ve just created a plan and for it to become a reality you need to take action. Only when you have something committed to paper and take regular action will the dream become a reality.
Think of a cake recipe. The recipe is the plan to bake a cake. However, cakes don’t bake themselves, you have to follow the plan and take action to bake it. Your dreams are exactly the same. Once you have a plan, commit to it by taking an action. Write it in your diary and make time for yourself to take the action step. Make sure you do something everyday or every week until you achieve it.
Building Wealth and Dream Lifestyle.
So, now you are wondering what dreams have to do with Investing. I help clients build the wealth they need to create their dream lifestyles. The first step is to know what sort of lifestyle they want and how much it will cost. Each meeting we review what action they have taken towards achieving their dreams. Anyone can make money once they know how. It’s a simple process. The problem is not how to make the money but how to maintain the momentum of making money as the process can be very boring. To keep you motivated you need to have a dream. A dream that creates enough passion in you that you will focus on it, plan it and take action until you achieve it. Then move onto the next dream and the next until you no long recognise the old life and instead you have your dream lifesyle.
Your lifestyle is the reward for doing the same dull boring process over and over so you can make your dreams come true.
As David Cassidy sang “Dreams are nothing more than wishes and a wish is just a dream you wish to come true” unless you focus on it, plan it and take action until you achieve it.