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How to Make Your Dream Come True

How do you know if you are going to be able to reach your dreams? The reality is, it may depend on what you are dreaming of.

Across half the world, the dream of most people is to rise up out of poverty. If you are living in survival mode, you are probably dreaming of having a life that isn’t constant suffering. Those are dreams that deserve to be made real.

Is it always possible to rise above your circumstances and your suffering? Unfortunately, nothing is always possible. Not for everyone. But it is possible for some people some of the time. Do you have what it takes to be one of those people?

I started with a small lot in life, and I have been able to better my own situation, that is why I have faith that with hard work and proper planning you will be able to better yours.

Where do you want to go?

First, you have to ask yourself what it is that you actually want. Outline it carefully. Picture it in your mind.

Write down what you want your life to look like, or make a vision board.

Make your dream life a clear mental picture.

Once you are clear on all the details of how you want your life to be, then you will be able to start making a plan of how to achieve that. Research how to get there

The shortest distance between point A and point B is always a straight line. So what you want to do is find that straight line and use it as the path to your destination.

Do you want to find work and get off of food stamps? Do you want to go to college? Trade school? Become an artist or writer?

First, you will need to research all the steps of how to get there. Look online at what successful people have done. Then, take note of their process. All the steps that they took will be the steps that you will need to take to get to that destination too.

If you can’t find the information on your own, there are places that you can go for help. If you are receiving public assistance, there are free job counselors available that you can go to.

If you want to go to college or trade school, there are admissions officers who will outline the steps for you.

If you want to become an artist or a writer, there are successful people in your industry that you can emulate.

There is also a wealth of information online that is at your fingertips, right now. You can type your question into Google or YouTube and find how-to guides for almost anything these days.

Make a plan

Once you have found out all the steps that you will need to take to achieve your dream of bettering your life, you will want to set some goals.

It is important that you think of the goals as a step along the road to where you want to be. First, you have the big goal that you want to achieve. This is where you want to end up when the plan is complete.

Then, you can break up your big goal into smaller goals. The first goal can be to do all the research that I described in the previous step.

Set a time limit for your goal. You will want to have daily, monthly, and weekly goals.

For example with the research I described earlier. You could say, by one month from now I will have completed my research on how to get into college. For the weekly goals, you get more specific. You can set a goal of first researching the type of program you want to get into.

Second, researching what schools offer that program. Then, researching the cost and admissions requirements.

If each of those steps is a weekly goal, you can set a daily goal of spending 1 hour per day researching online. If you can’t get the information online, then you can make calls.

Once you have worked one hour per day on your goal for a month, then in the second month you can set new goals.

In this example, if in the first month you researched colleges, then the second month you would apply to colleges.

The third month you could apply for scholarships.

The fourth month you start attending college.

No matter what goal you have, the process would be the same. You set small daily goals based on your big goals. Every day, you work on your goal a little bit. Then by the end of the month you have made a lot of progress. That is when you start to plan again for the second month.

As you get used to setting goals you will keep going incrementally forward. It does take time, hard work, and dedication. But each month you will see yourself progressing farther and farther ahead.


When we think about dreams for the future, not all of us want to be astronauts or famous actors. Most of us have smaller dreams. But dreams that feel big to us. Dreams that can make our lives exponentially better.

If you want to follow your dreams, there are many people who are going to tell you that you can’t do it. And that is a risk that we all take as dreamers.

But if you really want to make progress and have success in life, it is possible to set goals to make those dreams into a reality.

To read more about setting goals you can check out:

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