Why Having Dreams And Goals Is Essential For Your Future Life?
Why having dreams and goals is essential for your future life?
Well, I’m usually not a person who loves to make random New Year’s resolutions.
My experience shows me that I don’t take those very seriously, lose interest or forget about them very soon.
Why Don´t I Make Random New Year’s Resolutions?
Doing more sports, going outside more, watching less TV, losing weight, etc. All things that somehow make sense but waiting for a year to begin is something that is, at least, pretty useless for me. If I don’t do it at any time of the year, why should the 1st of January help?
Therefore, I stopped doing it long ago, and that was ok. However, I also realized that living without any goals is quite “useless” resp. “doesn’t make sense” either; at least, I feel like it doesn’t make sense to live this life. Even though it sounds a bit dramatic, there was a time in my life when I felt exactly like that and even thought, “it wouldn’t matter if it ended just now.”
How My Life Looks Without Having A Dream
The last time I felt this way was when Covid hit, and traveling was over. And even worse, everything was locked down, and I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t follow my dream (one of my dreams is to see the world and travel) and didn’t know what now. No other dreams or plans, and just living because of the living wasn’t appealing to me. It’s in my DNA to have some “goal” or “purpose” towards which I can move. It was the first time in my life that I realized that it wasn’t enough to wake up every day and do the same thing day in and day out without knowing where I wanted to go.
Dreams are like a beacon that gives direction! Direction for your life!
Long story short, after some coaching and mentoring during the past years, that helped me to grow, change perspectives, and, more importantly, give me a chance to find out what I want in life and allow myself to dream again.
And for the first time, I did it! I thought about what I wanted to achieve, wrote those dreams and goals down, and started to “wander” again.
How Having Dreams Helps Me To See My True Potential
Not all, but a lot of decisions were made considering if they helped me with my visions for the upcoming year (and also long-term dreams), and when I looked back to the year, I clearly saw what I could make happen. What I made happen!
When I did my reflections and looked through every little win and achievement, not only privately but also in my job and business aspirations, I was so surprised, and almost a bit shocked, in a positive way, by what I’m able to do. And how much progress is possible.
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And today, I see myself in a completely new way; I see my true potential. It even helps me to believe in myself even more. I knew I could make things happen, but I still struggled to believe in what else would be possible for me at a certain point. And now, once again, I feel as if I could conquer the world, that the sky is the limit.
Don’t get me wrong; this inner work is probably never finished. There is always something to look at closer and a mindset to be shifted, and issues with believing in myself will appear sooner or later. Still, it’s worth doing it, and reflecting on the past and making plans, following your dreams, and making your wishes come true are just two tools for going forward and wandering.
How To Find Out What You Really Desire?
So, how to go forward from here? If you feel inspired to think about your dreams, I can highly recommend taking some time and actually thinking about them. What do you want in life? What do you want to make happen this year? How do you want to feel? How do you not want to feel anymore? Think about all aspects of your life, for instance, your private life, your job, business, career, health, relationships, money, etc. If you need a starting point, you can look for the “Wheel of Life,” which is a helpful tool to look at your life in a structured way and gives your mind something, to begin with.
Don’t stay in your head too much. Let your fantasy go wild, and write down everything that comes up. Any forgotten childhood dreams? Is there anything that people called too crazy to be true one day? Or worse, anything that somebody told you you’re not being able to make it for what reason ever?
Why Is Writing Your Dream And Goals Down Important?
The theory says that writing down your wishes, dreams, and goals clearly shows you are serious about them. When you believe in the law of attraction, and I do so, it sends a sign straight into the universe, source, or whatever you’d like to call it, and so the universe knows what you want and helps you in every possible way to make it happen for you. Suddenly, you might see signs in your environment that might be chances to fulfilling your dream. Opportunities are sent your way. And much more cool stuff will happen.It´s time to dream! #dreamscometrue #mindset #goalsetting Click To Tweet
But it’s also to show yourself how serious you are about your dreams. If they are just in your head, they might be forgotten very soon, as my new year’s resolutions were in the past. But if you write them down and put them somewhere, you can see them, and they will remind you in which direction you want to go, and your decisions will be more aligned with your dreams and goals. And in the end, you could look back and see how far you came and what you can make happen. Which then makes it possible to see yourself in a new light. And the spiral towards your dream life begins!
Writing it down keeps you accountable. For me, this is one of the essential aspects. I love seeing my goals in front of me and how much progress I have made. I even have a spreadsheet for my money goals (I should consider making one for the other things, too). Seeing it gives me so much more motivation to follow my dreams and makes me want to fulfill them entirely.
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Will I do it again?
Hell yes! It was such a triumphant feeling for me! I was surprised at the end of last year to see all my goals to be fulfilled. And which of my dreams have I made come true? And where I came a bit closer to its fulfillment.
Therefore, yes, I will do it again.
I have some ideas about what I want to do, feel, and experience this year. I also know some steps I need to take to come closer to my dream life in general, live my purpose, and build my life aligned with my vision. All that will go to my wish list!
What about you? Do you have dreams and goals for your future? What will you make happen this year? Tell me some in the comments below!