Today we are talking about the two critical things that you need to take into account when it comes to manifesting a dream. With any big dream, there are going to be fears that will stand between you and what you want most, and in order to work your way through your fears, you need to understand and master two keys. These keys are: mindset and action.
When we talk about conquering your fears, what we’re really talking about is learning to ease your fears so that they no longer act as a paralytic that keeps you from doing the all-important action steps that are necessary for turning your dream into reality. And that requires a two-pronged approach of working with your thoughts and beliefs about what is actually possible in your life, and with your willingness and ability to actually follow through and DO what is necessary to achieve your milestones and goals.
Both aspects are necessary in order to turn your dream into reality. Using just one is not enough to get you the kind of results that you want. So let’s take a closer look at both of these keys, shall we?
The First Key: Mindset
Something that I emphasize on my blog and with the people I coach is that everything has to do with mindset. What you frequently think about affects your beliefs, which affects your expectations, which affects your actions. If you don’t believe that what you want in life is possible for you, then you won’t even bother trying. Likewise, if you don’t believe you deserve what you want, then you’ll always be undermining your own efforts to achieve it. How you think and feel about what you’re trying to achieve has an enormous impact on your ability to actually make it happen.Everything that you will ever accomplish depends on what’s going on inside your own head. #mindset Click To Tweet
Your entire experience of life, everything that you will ever do, have, or accomplish depends on what’s going on inside your own head. So if you want to see a different story outside of you, then you have to start with the things you’re telling yourself on the inside. As within so without; it’s all an inside job.
If you truly want to build that dream of yours, then you must choose to hold yourself to higher standards; choose to believe that anything you want to do, have, or become in life is possible for you; and choose to let go of any negative, unproductive, fearful attitudes that are holding you back from building that dream.
The Second Key: Action
The second key to working your way through fear is action. What you absolutely must remember about dreams, fear, and creating a life you love is that dreams are not enough. Having a dream is all well and good, but in order to get that dream out of your head and into your life, you have to do more than just think about it.
So many people get caught up in “analysis paralysis” mode – they will research and analyse and ponder about something without ever taking any actual action. You see this phenomenon a lot with people who buy self-help books, for example. Most of the people who buy self-help books never implement what they learned in those books – they don’t actually DO any of the suggested exercises or follow any of the strategies they are given in those books. And the problem with this is that knowledge means nothing until you use it. You can read every book you want to that relates to your dream or goal, you can learn everything there is to know about fear and what to do about it, but until you actually use that knowledge, you’re never actually going to get through your fears or create anything new.Knowledge means nothing until you use it! #action #success Click To Tweet
Likewise, you can sit around singing “Kumbaya” and watching motivational clips on YouTube for as long as you want, and yes, you’ll feel great about your dream – for a short time. But that wonderful dream that feels so awesome when you think about it is only ever going to be a fantasy unless you get out there and start building it. If that dream is ever going to go anywhere or mean anything, then you have to get it out of your head and into the real world. And to do that, you must take action and start doing, despite your fears. In other words: stop analysing and start doing!
Summing it Up
So, to recap all of that for you, the two keys to manifesting a dream are mindset and action. In order to be successful with your dream, you need to be aware of your thoughts and beliefs about what is actually possible in your life, and you also need to be willing and able to actually follow through and DO what is necessary to achieve your milestones and goals. These keys work together in a kind of synergy and both are necessary to creating the kind of reality you most want for yourself.
Now, everything that we’ve talked about today is covered in my new book, fearLESS: How to Conquer Your Fear, Stop Playing Small, and Start Living an Extraordinary Life You Love. If you’d like to learn more about the book, check out the video book trailer, and download a free chapter, you can do that at www.fear-less-book.com.
Let’s make this the year you make your dream come true!
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