How to Follow Your Dreams & Achieve Your Goals

What are Your Dreams?

Dreams are basically goals of where you want to be in your life. We all have hopes and wishes if we allow ourselves to be open to possibility. Following your dreams is all about achieving your goals. Setting goals is easy. Anyone can do it. Think of what you want, imagine the best for yourself, see yourself where you want to be and write down these hopes. You now have goals. Dreams and New Year's Resolutions often fall by the wayside because achieving your goals is a lot harder than just imaging your hopes materialized. After you own your dreams, you now have the work of making them a reality.

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So you have a goal . . .

You are not done. You have to come up with a plan and strategy of how you are going to reach your goals. This plan should have steps that you can accomplish to bring you closer to the end result. For example, if you goal is to lose weight, you have to have a program and diet in place for how this goal is to be achieved. What are you going to eat? What are you going to do for exercise? What fatty foods will you avoid? You will have a much higher chance of success if you ask and answer such questions for yourself and establish what it will take for you to achieve your goals. The key to following your dreams is a PLAN for success.

Other Things You Need for Goal Success

  • Motivation: Motivation is what makes your goal a must in your life. Without motivation, you will not have the drive to succeed. It is what gives you the energy and commitment to work on your plan on a daily basis and begin to see results.
  • Believe: Belief in yourself that you will succeed. You have to be your own cheerleader and pump yourself up on a daily basis to do what is necessary and to follow your plan.
  • Commitment to Yourself: Some goals take sacrifice and handwork to achieve. You have to make trade-offs and put your goal ahead of perhaps what others may want you to do with your time. Think of your choice to pursue your dream as a commitment to yourself.
  • Be Open to Change: If a particular path is really not working out, be open to changing or modifying your plan. Changes don't mean giving up on your dreams. They just mean you are learning and growing from your experiences and making improvements in your life. Don't give up at the first bump in the road. Instead, learn from your mistakes and move forward.
  • Maximize Your Opportunities: Learn what you can from others who can help you accomplish your dreams. Ask questions. Make connections and network with others who are where you see yourself in the future.

Dreams and hopes for a bright future are what makes life worth living. Aim high and give yourself the tools you need to succeed.

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twentyfive 4 years ago

Very well written and encouraging. Thank you for sharing :)


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks twentyfive.


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arusho 4 years ago from University Place, Wa.

Very inspiring, I have lots of dreams I want to come true. I better get to work!


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

So do I arusho!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

That makes three of us..LOL Thank you for a well written hub..


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks always exploring. Hope your dreams come true.


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Apostle Jack 4 years ago from Atlanta Ga

Your topics are great,and your messages are fill with goodness. You do it well.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for your kind words and encouragement Apostle Jack.


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Everyone wants to achieve their golas. However, some take longer than others, still there are some who spend their whole lives searching. May I add 1 more tip in achieving goals? here's it is - break down goals into simple,concrete and manageable tasks. Achieving goals 1 step at a time ensures you are on the right direction.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Great advice jpcmc. Thanks for sharing.


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Apostle Jack 4 years ago from Atlanta Ga

You said it well. It is a good thought to inspire others.

Thanks for sharing and caring.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my article. I write it down to remind myself not to give up.


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sunkentreasure 4 years ago

ALWAYS HAVE A DREAM By BERNARD LEVINE

Follow your heart

to the path of greatness

that lies within you.

The secret of life

is to have something

to look forward to

everyday.

Find a dream that excites you

and make plans

of how you are going

to achieve it.

Feed your mind daily

with positive energy

and words of inspiration.

Take your life to a higher level.

Stay focused and go forward

with your eyes on the prize.

When you run towards your destination

with passion in your heart

you will see your dreams come true.

© Bernard Levine


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Wonderful poem Bernard Levine, you have uplifted my spirits for the day. If I could vote up, I would.


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hoteltravel 4 years ago from Thailand

Goals have more chance of success if they are realistic. I believe, understanding one's potential is the first step.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

It does help to be realistic, good point hoteltravel. I think some people don't understand their potential.


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Live to Inspire 4 years ago from Lethbridge Alberta Canada

Inspiring, Thanks


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for stopping by Live to Inspire.


Happinessteacher 4 years ago

Lovely inspiring hub. Thanks.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks Happinessteacher.


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dwachira 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Hi truthfornow,

Over the years i have worked as a college tutor, i have seen a couple of young men and women losing focus on their goals and often taking shortcuts to success which off course flops. We lack motivation when changes to our initial target occur. Thanks for such a great write up, Voted up and useful.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Once you get off track, you tend to stay off track. Thanks for your comments dwachira.

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