How to achieve dreams is the best way for me to explain what this series is going to reveal.
And I say ‘reveal’ because this is going to be a very different way for you to look at the notion of obtaining the things you want in life; perhaps even more so, the life you truly want to live.
But I will place my cautionary facts up front… This has nothing to do with traditional ‘Goal Setting’.
In fact, I want to tell you why I stopped setting goals about 10 years ago and how much success I have experienced because of that reality ever since. The common ostensible measurements of success (money, freedom and career satisfaction) as well as the intangible definitions of that word (life fulfillment, supreme happiness and complete peace).
I suppose my story starts with an eye-opening moment I experienced about a decade ago… That the act of both creating and pursuing goals was becoming a rather large, rather ominous burden for me to carry.
It just didn’t feel good.
And as I will explain more fully within the scope of this week’s series, ‘feeling good’ is one of those things that has become an intimately important part of my own personal success habits (much more on that later).
I, perhaps just like you, was taught to decide what I wanted, create an action plan to get from where I was to where I wanted to be, express a specific time frame within which my target would be secured and hone in on the actualization of my goal (thereby, the results being proof of my success).
The common acronym to follow being SMART:
Where do you want to be in 1, 5 and 10 years?
What do you want have or be doing within those time frames?
How will you create a path to take you there?
Now, if you’ve had success with the standard aspects of goal setting, than there is a good chance that you’ve either stopped reading or are already preparing a retort to my thoughts even before I’ve had the opportunity to explain them fully.
But I’m going to begin discussing my points on how to achieve dreams by saying this –
I am not alone.
And I know that. So if you’ve ever found the nature of traditional goal setting to be a very frustrating exercise, allow me the ability to answer the three questions I just mentioned above on your behalf…
I don’t know.
I don’t know exactly what.
I don’t know exactly when.
I don’t know exactly how.
And perhaps most importantly in my life, ‘attainable’ and ‘realistic’ are quite relative (because I’m a dreamer and in that, find the idea of attainable and realistic to be less than my true capacity).
All I do know for certain is that I have a deep longing. A powerful emotion internally that compels me towards certain things. And it is only when I try to specify those things with a tangible measuring stick that they shift from feeling incredibly epic to unbearably overwhelming.
“I don’t know” – the three words I want to give you complete permission to enjoy saying.
Because in the realm of how to achieve dreams, ‘not knowing for certain’ can actually become your greatest asset and most powerful catalyst.
I know, very contradictory to what we’ve been taught to date.
But the rest of this series will provide a very different perspective for you; one that I have found to be highly successful in my life and entirely freeing…
And I hope the same for you.
For now, I leave you with these words to ponder:
How to achieve dreams in life is about to look a whole lot different.
Watch this very quick video for a few more key insights: