Day after day I see or hear messages from people who say they want more out of life.  They claim they want to live their dreams.  So they go from an idea to the outcome and the emotion associated with the outcome.

What’s often missing in the dialogue about “living your dreams” is a discussion on the process.  I used to think that people don’t give a lot of consideration to what it will take to live their dreams.  Now I’m realizing that’s not true and that is the problem.  When some people start thinking about what it will take to live their dreams, they start feeling stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated, agitated, helpless, annoyed, paralyzed, defeated…..and they do one of two things:  1) put their dreams on hold or 2) make excuses about why it’s not time to live their dreams.

My question to you is this:  Do you really want to live your dreams?  Ask yourself that right now.  It sounds like a simple question, but there’s a lot in it to unpack.  So take a second and think about it.  Do you really want to live your dreams?

The first part of the question says “do you really…”.  There’s a difference when you ask “Do you? and Do you really?”  The emphasis on “really” suggests that it is truthful or factual and not just something stated.  So consider for a minute those things that you’d like to do. Are they things you really want to do, things that others have suggested you should do or things you think will lead you to more money, greater opportunities, or greater control over your time?

Look at your list of goals or write them down if you haven’t done so already.  Answer the above questions.  In part 2 of “Do You Really Want to Live Your Dreams”, I’m going to unpack the second part of the question that deals with living your dreams.  In the meantime, take time to answer the above questions.  Email me at and let me know if your have questions or if this information is helpful to you.

Until next time, remember that one step toward your goals may not get you far, but it is a step closer than you were.  Enjoy your journey, it is a significant part of the destination.

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