How to Realize Your Dreams Even If You Don’t Know How to Get There

By Henri Junttila

October 30, 2012   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

You can’t go after your dreams if you don’t know what steps to take.

Or can you?

Yes, you can.

You’d be amazed at just how easily you can begin to make your dreams a reality, if you are determined enough to start.

It won’t happen overnight. And you do have to put in the work, but it’s well worth it.

Along the way, you’ll have to face your inner and outer demons, just like Frodo on his way to destroying the one ring.

But that’s okay. It’s part of the journey.Many people don’t want to go through the struggle, so they settle for what they have. But what they don’t realize is that settling will turn into struggle as time goes by.

On the other hand, if you go after your dreams and blast through the obstacles, life will only get better and better.

With that said, let’s look at how you can realize your dreams, shall we?

1. Clarity

The first thing you have to do is become clear about exactly what you want from life.

Most people go around complaining that life isn’t giving them what they want, and when you ask them what it is they want, they give you a vague answer, or stare blankly into space.

In order for you to get what you want, you first have to know what you want. It may sound simple, but many people still don’t do it.

If you truly don’t know what you want, start trying different things. Start experimenting and playing with life.

2. Dream

Don’t be afraid to dream big. You’ve probably been told that you can’t go after your dreams and you can’t live the life that you desire.

This advice usually comes from people that have given up. And it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Those are not the people you should listen to. Dream big and go after your dreams. You can do it, but you have to make the decision to start.

3. Trust Your Intuition

Once you have become clear about what you want, it’s time to start trusting your intuition. This may mean following your gut, trusting your heart, or whatever terminology you feel comfortable using.

Once you become clear on what you want, you’ll start to notice interesting coincidences happening in your life.

You may bump into an old friend, or a piece of information that takes you down a path that naturally leads to exactly what you want.

The universe works in mysterious ways.

4. Relax

You may not always see exactly where you’re going, and that’s okay.

Most people want to know exactly what steps to take in order to make their dreams come true, but my experience shows that the universe doesn’t work that way.

So just relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy the ride that we call life. It’s a mystery and it’s a lot of fun if you allow it to be.

5. Observe

As I mentioned above, when you have a clear vision of what kind of life you want to live and what you want to do in life, new possibilities will open up.

We really have no clue about how the universe works, but we do know that most successful and happy people in the world today have a clear vision of what they want, and they go after it with relentless determination.

Step into the uncertainty and enjoy.

6. Let Go of Obstacles

Most of the obstacles on your path are created by you. They may be worries, fears, or different habitual thought patterns you’ve picked up along the way.

You can always come up with excuses, but you have to ask yourself how badly you want a life full of purpose, passion, and fulfillment.

Everyone wants that life, some more than others, and it is just a question of taking action and letting the excuses pass you by as you speed forward.

7. Have Fun

Last, but not least is to have fun. When you go after your dreams, make the process enjoyable.

Some people make it a struggle and think they have to work insanely hard to get where they want to be.

There are easier ways to get there.

Besides, life isn’t about reaching a goal, even if it is your dream life, life is about enjoying the present moment and having fun, at least that’s what I choose to believe.

Written on 10/30/2012 by Henri Junttila. Henri is the founder of Wake Up Cloud, where he helps people turn their passion into a thriving lifestyle business. When you feel ready to take action, get his free special report. Also check out one of his most popular posts: How to Start an Online Business Around Your Passion. Photo Credit:
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