There are two types of people. There are those who don’t allow themselves to dream much because they believe their life path is already predetermined by genetics, luck, and a number of other factors out of their control.
And then there are those who know they are the creators of their own reality and are allowed to dream it up and envision it any way they want. They know that once they’ve claimed it, it’s already on its way to them, sooner or later, in one form or another.
They have faith.
They are always dreaming up new dreams and setting the bar higher and higher.
If you are the latter, that’s amazing! Me too. Of course, it wasn’t always this way, but we can get into that in another video.
Once you’ve set the goal, the work has begun. Sometimes you may get frustrated when the dream is taking so long to come true. The question is not, can you have the dream you’ve dreamt, the question is how long are you going to resist its unfolding. I know this is easier said than done. But if the dream is not coming, then you are in some form of resistance. There are many reasons for resistance; I won’t get into them today, but one of the ways to loosen your grip on the dream so that it can come into existence faster is by understanding why you want that thing.
Not the surface-level why, but the actual core of why you want it. And if you peel back each layer of why you want a thing, it always comes down to this one thing.
You think (maybe you know) that you’ll be happier once you have it. A nine-hour flight in first class can be happier than one in the middle seat in coach. A home full of loved ones for your birthday can be happier than an empty one. Winning first place is a happier day than placing dead last.
You get the idea.
All of our dreams hold this promise… a happier, more fulfilled you.
So now, let’s reverse engineer this whole thing and ask the question, can I be happy now?
But more than happy, can I feel as if I already am the person that has all the things I want? Can I find the same amount of happiness in the moment when I’m chopping onions for dinner as I would in the moment I walk a big stage and receive recognition for my work?
All feelings are felt within, so it is fair to say that yes, we could try to feel the feelings even if we don’t yet have the thing.
The fastest way to your goals is understanding that you are completely 100% worthy of them and that they are possible for you. The fact that you are able to envision them is proof that they can exist. If it couldn’t exist, you wouldn’t have it within your scope of imagination to imagine it. This is a universal law.
So now that you know for sure it’s possible and you’ve got the faith part out of the way (a non-negotiable part of making dreams come true), the second part is the feeling.
Get into the feeling.
Walk around as if.
Act as if you already have it. Chop onions like you have it, make your bed as if you have it, journal out your joy of having it, and move around all day as if you have it.
But remember this one very important thing. The moment when it finally comes, that moment will not be any more meaningful than the one you are in right now reading this post.
All moments hold the same value from a higher perspective. Try to treat all moments with equal value. Because even though achieving incredible things is awesome, those epic life events may only happen a handful of times in your lifetime. But those everyday “seemingly insignificant” ones, the mundane, the boring… those are what make up your entire lifetime.
If you want to live an incredible life, learn to see significance in the insignificant.