The Only Way to Achieve Your Dreams – Use Your Super Power

Everyone has dreams and desires. Everyone has wishes. Your dream may be to own a big house, or to build your own business. It may be to provide excellent education and opportunities for your children, or it may be to find the love of your life. You may desire to know your self better, to travel, or to find your dream career. You may wish for more opportunities to enjoy life, better health, or for new friends.

No doubt, you can relate to many of the above, and a million other dreams besides.

Super-Power

Dreams are great. They are powerful. They are the nuclear force for our soul. Without dreams, our bodies would be empty vessels.

But only dreaming is not enough.

In fact, just dreaming without doing anything about our dreams is worse than no dreaming at all.

If you have no dreams, if you happen to be a rare human being who is just completely content or doesn’t care about what he has, and have no wishes or desires, then you are all set.

But most people aren’t like that. Most people want things: they want to have more, and be more. If you are one of these people, then only dreaming will lead you to more misery.

Dreaming makes you aware that your life is lacking something. It is not perfect. It gives you hope that if you fulfill this dream, you will be a happier or more successful person.

Dreaming, in other words, makes you dissatisfied with your current life.

Dreaming without action turns that dissatisfaction into misery.

You are constantly aware that what you have is not enough, and yet because you are not taking any action towards that dream you know that you are not going to achieve it. That is a path to misery.

However, mix dreams with action and you will have a force that is stronger than the combined force of Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi.

Dreaming with action leads to a sense of purpose. When you have a purpose, it’s easier to face difficulties. When you have a purpose, even if life throws you in the ditch, you’ll be more motivated to work hard to climb out of it rather than just curl up and settle for the ditch.

Dreaming with action puts you in charge of the person you want to be, and where you want to go.

Perhaps you won’t get everything you want, but by the time you’ve tried your best, you can bet that you will not be left with dissatisfaction and misery. You will have known that you tried everything – and along the way, you would’ve acquired countless skills and knowledge, and found numerous new opportunities.

Dreaming with action is the only way to get from where you are to where you want to be.

Action that match your dreams is your secret ingredient. It is your ultimate super power.

Everyone has it, but most people are just too lazy to use it. Push aside the laziness, and be a superhero. Use your super power, and you’ll have a life where dreams equal to possibilities, rather than potential miseries.

Dream. Do. Be.

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About Dolly Garland

Dolly Garland is a founder of Kaizen Journaling and Kaizen Reading. She is the author ofJournaling to Self-Awareness in 30 Days, and 365 Days of Journaling.

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  1. I feel that many people will try to take some type of action to achieve their goals. However a common problem is that not everyone is 100% honest about what they want, especially when it comes to relationships. If you’re not entirely honest with yourself about your real goal, you tend not to take the specific action you need to achieve your real goal but rather dance around it.

    I always think pen and paper are the best starting point. Decide what you really want, be honest about it, and brainstorm all your ideas about how to achieve it. Whether it’s learning a skill, getting a qualification, or friendship and relationship issues.

    In fact that is exactly what I’m doing today!

    • Chris,

      You are right. That’s what I do over at Kaizen Journaling – focus on self-awareness. Because that is the first step towards self-development. We must know who we are – we must accept who we are – faults and all, before we can begin to change any of it.

  2. You win points in my book for mentioning Star Wars. I have to say that first.

    As you said, dreaming without action is pointless. When it comes down to it, I think it is because peoples dreams and desires aren’t strong enough. Human beings tend to choose the things that are easiest. Should I work on pursuing my dreams or should I eat a cupcake and watch The Real Housewives of Fuck Look at Me Please?

    Most will pick the second one because they don’t have their long term reality in mind. If you are aware of what you want in the future and will settle for nothing less than you realize what you have to do in the moment, and the pain of not reaching your future goal will propel you to act now rather than say, I’ll do it another day. Think long term rather than short term. In the long term the easiest and most pleasant thing will be living our dream, in the short term it is eating that damn cupcake.

    Hope that makes sense.

    • Sebastian,

      Thank you. I love Star Wars (the originals of course) :-)

      You are right. Many people don’t actually put in an effort to figure out what they want, and even if they want something, they are likely to ignore it if it’s too hard. They will say, “oh well, that’s just impossible, so I will settle for a dream of having a new car, or a new house, or a vacation in the Bahamas” – or even worse, they will focus their dreams, based on other people’s dreams.

      What you say makes perfect cake. Alas, the cupcake is often too delicious and the mere mortals are taken in by it.

      That’s why the world is full of people who are average, because dreaming – sustaining that dream, and doing something about it – is incredibly hard.

  3. Hi Dolly,

    What you said in this article is totally true. Having a dream without action is just wishful thinking. Another thing that I love to do to program my mind for achieving my dream is to write down 20 benefits of achieving it and coming up with a dateline and plan to achieve it. After that, it is just pure action until I reach my destination. :)

    Regards,
    Edmund

    • Edmund,

      That’s a very practical idea – it is like a cost/benefit analysis that businesses do. When you can see the rewards you may reap from something you want to do, it may be easier to put in the work.

  4. Hi Dolly,

    What you said in this article is totally true. Having a dream without action is just wishful thinking. Another thing that I love to do to program my mind for achieving my dream is to write down 20 benefits of achieving it and coming up with a dateline and plan to achieve it. After that, it is just pure action until I reach my destination. :)

    Regards,
    Edmund

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