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How Can We Make Our Dreams A Reality?

Updated on August 10, 2013

Are They Only Dreams?

Each and everyone of us have some sort or dream in life and possibly a goal that we want to accomplish, but how much effort do we put forth in achieving that dream or goal we have?

The question here is, "how can we make our dreams a reality?" It is very possible for any dream or goal in life to come true if you stick to that goal and go over and beyond to reach for that dream.

I always had a dream to live near the shore, close enough that the beach and Ocean were minutes away.

Years ago, and in fact most of my married life, my wife and I tried so hard to get close to the Ocean and Bay, but back then no matter how hard I tried to achieve our dream, one thing was holding us back and it was my addiction to alcohol, sad to say.

I never realize this until I became sober in October of 2009. Once I started to change my life around things began to start happening for the good. My life with alcohol addiction not only stopped us from achieving our dreams and making that dream a reality, but my addiction almost caused me to lose our marriage as well.

At that point in my life our dreams would never become a reality because I didn't put forth my all, because alcohol kind of took first place in my life before all else.

Making Our Dream A Reality


Here Is How You Make Your Dreams a Reality

Once I realize that drinking alcohol every single day was holding me up from making our dream come true, I knew that something had to be done to get sober, and start all over again trying my hardest to make my wife and I happy as we were getting older everyday. The clock is ticking, and as we all know, life is too short to waste time and your life on an addiction of any kind, and in my case it was my addiction alcohol.

Once I saw that sobriety was great, and I felt great, I started to think clearly and I was ready to make that dream that we have had for all those years become a reality. This would be the gift to myself and my wife of 32 years, the gift of sobriety.

I have learned over the years that nothing will happen good in life without good hard work on our part, and my part of hard work was to get and stay sober for the rest of my life.

Determination in ones life to make that dream of yours come true is a huge part.

Positive Attitudes are another way to help in achieving that dream.

Willingness is also something that will help, meaning are you willing to give to get?

Strong Desire is needed to make that dream a reality.

Never Give Up until you have achieved that dream or goal in life.

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How Much Are You Willing To Give To Get?

In my case, I gave up something that was a huge part of my life for many years, and that was my addiction to alcohol. I worked hard to get and stay sober and in the long run it paid off, because I am now living my dream with my wife, and living that dream clean and sober.

I not saying things will not go your way, or your dreams won't come true and become a reality because you maybe addicted to alcohol or drugs, but (in my case) that was how it worked out. I gave in to my demons and my life change 100%. It didn't change overnight, but in about one year after I got sober things started to look up for my wife and I.

I truly believe it took that long because of the fact that just maybe God wanted to see just how I would handle sobriety, and if I would relapse and go back to my old ways. God helped me, and gave me the strength to get and stay sober. Now I had to prove that I wouldn't not relapse, and believe me there were times things didn't go the way I wanted them to go, and the first thing that came to mind was to have a drink and fix everything. Drinking fixes NOTHING!

Thank God I was more powerful than my past demons and simply said, "do Not Have that drink!" Drinking will never solve anything, although when we do drink we think we are the smartest person in the world and have the answer to everything. Not the case my dear friends! I learned that the hard way.

If you are willing to do anything it takes to make your dreams a reality, and have a continued Positive Attitude knowing you can and will make that dream come true, it will happen, you can count on it. You have to work hard and stick with what you want to accomplish and not quit until you have achieved that dream or goal in your life. Never quit!

On The Crown Of LBI Bridge Driving Into The Sunset


Our Dream Is Now a Reality and Loving Every Second of Life - Sobriety Rocks!


© 2013 Mark Bruno


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    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      floridabeachlover I think maybe you should think about being a addiction specialist and maybe I should think about it too.

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      5 years ago

      I'm happy you were able to turn your life around for the better. Your strength, courage and willingness to stay sober and follow through with your decision is admirable. Pain motivates us to change. The fact that your addiction held you back from achieving your dreams and caused you to almost lose your marriage motivated you to change. I'm thinking that perhaps I should become an addiction specialist, what do you think? I just read your reply from about 2 months ago. lol.thanks:)

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Chuck, Thank you for your comment and you are right. No one should hold anyone back from their dream or goal in life. After all we are only here on Earth just one time and it is our job to life live to the fullest and to be able to have any dream become a reality. Good for you Chuck for not letting anyone stop you from achieving what you want in life and making your dreams come.

      Thanks for the Vote Up Chuck and nice to have met you!


    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Doc- Thanks so much for your kind words dear. You just have to keep on trying until you achieve what you want out of your life. That is exactly what I did and did it better when sober. Nothing good ever happened and none of my dreams were even close to coming true until I changed my life and quit drinking.

      God Bless you Marlene :)

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Carol- Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. We all need to want the best in life. I am not referring to tons of money, but to have a peaceful, loving life. My mom always told me when I was a child, your dream will come true, it just takes time. I have never given up on living at the shore and finally that dream is now a reality for my wife and I.

      God Bless Carol

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      Charles Dawson 

      5 years ago from Bartow, FL

      First, congratulations in your sobriety! That is awesome! Second, the advice that I usually give to others (and live by myself) is to remove all naysayers from their lives. That even includes family members and spouses. I've ended marriages and friendships and cut contact with anyone that tried to keep me from chasing my dreams. No one person is worth a dream. Either they're on board or they're left at the station. I do my level best to be 100% supportive of others in the pursuit of their dreams, which means that I expect the same support in mine. I don't think that's being selfish or mean.

      Great hub! Voted up!

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      5 years ago

      Good morning Mark. Your hubs are so meaningful. This is a good reminder for all of us who are serious about attaining a goal. Lovely pics of you and your wife. You guys look very laid back and carefree. Have a great week. Doc

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I think it is equally important to keep having matter how small or grand. I always have a carrot dangling gracefully in front. Both my husband and I keep a new dream coming all the time. You just have to know that maybe you are already living a dream.

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      SavannahEve Thank you so much for your kind words. I am happy you enjoyed this hub and very nice to have met you too.


    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      Bill, thank you as always for you kind words and comments. You are a true friend and I appreciate your support.


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      Mark Bruno 

      5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      peachpurple- Thanks fir reading..keep trying to achieve that dream.It will happen!

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      5 years ago from California

      I enjoyed this hub immensely! Always reach for the dream! Voted up!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I would be hard-pressed to argue with any of this. Very positive message my friend, and valuable for anyone drawing a breath.

      blessings always


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      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i had dreams but never came true


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