How to make a dream happen

Everyone wishes they had what they wanted, but wishing doesn’t make dreams come true. Persistently working toward your dream each day is what success is made of. Below are suggestions to encourage you to making your dreams come true.

  1. You have to name your dream and be able to visualize what a day living your dream will look like. Whether you want to be a mom that works from home or start your own business, if you don’t have a vision, it will never happen.
  2. Be brutally honest about where you are now. Assess your needs and your family. For example, if you’re going to work from home, who will transport kids to and from activities? Do you have a financial buffer saved for months when your new business plan is taking shape? Are you socially connected so you won’t feel isolated? Considering all the angles helps you decide timing and logistics.
  3. Decide what behaviors and habits you’ll need to make your dream come true, and write them down. Part of the reason dreams never come true is the dreamer doesn’t change their behavior. If you have a goal, you have to change your attitude and develop the habits that are going to get you there.
  4. Tell others about your dream and claim it without holding back. Telling others about your goal keeps you committed and accountable. Plus, everyone knows someone who may be a potential connection.
  5. Find support and network with “like-minded” people. No one achieves their dream alone. Everyone who is living their dream has people to thank that inspired, motivated, and listened to them when they felt like giving up. Finding your network of like-minded people is very important, but making sure to thank them along the way is even more important. You need these people in order to succeed.

Anyone can dream a dream, but making it come true requires commitment, perseverance, and sacrifice. After all, the dreamer is just a dreamer without an action plan and motivation to make it happen.

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