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Your Biggest Dream: How to Make Even Pipe Dreams Come True

Your Biggest Dream: How to Make Even Pipe Dreams Come True

Where are in life you right now? Is it anywhere close to where you want to be?

Are you settling?

Maybe you don’t fully know what your dream is, or you’re stuck in your J.O.B thinking, eh, it’s just a pipe dream. I get it, I was there once too. And Just like you, I want you to figure out what your greatest dream is, the one you were made to fulfill and live it out.

Maybe you know you’re aware of what your pipe dream is, but don’t know how to make your dreams come true.

Here are the facts. In the world we live in today, the ability to achieve and accomplish anything is available to you and you will learn the steps to take each day, today.

You simply have to consistently show up and do a few key things every week and it will actualize. Because, the truth is you have an ultimate life dream, one that is uniquely you and comes from the core of your DNA.

By the time you’re done reading this post, you’re going to have a clearer picture of how to start the journey and what steps to take to uncover the truth of who you are and how to get there

How do You Accomplish Your Ultimate Life Dream?

How do You Accomplish Your Ultimate Life Dream?

Accomplishing your ultimate life dream takes grit, commitment the correct view of failure and going for it.

Maybe you’ve attempted this before, or maybe you think that it’s too hard to get to live out your dream and get to where you want to be.

That’s a complete lie, one that I once told myself too and I’m sorry, I can’t support that notion and you don’t need that. No more, you’ll do what you love once you retire, what you do need, is answers and steps that work!

Don’t Stop Dreaming!!  What No One Ever Told You

Another weekend gone, another day of procrastination, another day with your head in your hands asking yourself… What am I doing with my life

Regret. I was there, had kids but couldn’t engage with them. Married to an awesome wife, but couldn’t be present. I had hopes, dreams, desires and passions, all unfulfilled, hoping one day they would become true.

The hope that I would love my life, know what I wanted to do in life, engage with my family, be present with my friends, have real fun and ultimately know why I’m here on the earth.

Going from pushing my dreams aside to accomplishing them hasn’t been easy and it won’t be for you.

You need a new approach to how you’ve been living life and here’s what the path looks like that you’re going to be stepping onto today:

  • You will begin to discover what you love to do, your dream – job, business, vocation or career from the core of your DNA.
  • You’re going to uncover which hobbies you love, how you help people the best, your purpose and how you love to celebrate.
  • You will be heading towards living out your creative best and being 97% you fully.

Being stuck in the “what if’s” sucks and there’s only one that actually matters

The Only What If That Matters

The Only What If That Matters

This is one of my favorite quotes from Steven Pressfield – In his great dream accomplishing book The War of Art

Think about it…

“If tomorrow morning by some stroke of magic every dazed and benighted soul woke up with the power to take the first step toward pursuing his or her dreams, every shrink in the directory would be out of business. Prisons would stand empty. The alcohol and tobacco industries would collapse, along with the junk food, cosmetic surgery, and infotainment businesses, not to mention pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and the medical profession from top to bottom. Domestic abuse would become extinct, as would addiction, obesity, migraine headaches, road rage, and dandruff.”

When dreams don’t become actualized all of these things become a reality in life as opposed to the blossoming vibrant aliveness available to you.

The only what if that matters is the one that says, “what if I can live from the core of me, live out my best day, being my creative best, vibrant, feeling alive”?!Well, you can!

It requires a few consistent efforts to dial it all in and make it happen, here’s the first step.

Know what you're up against

Know what you’re up against

Everything is against you fully living. People, your thoughts, the corporate world, the systems, the dog down the road… Everything is against you finding your purpose and living out your passion.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO? You can only change YOU. And who cares if the world is against you! Look at the odds we are up against just by being alive! Heat, cold, hunger, splinters, allergies, reality tv shows… yet, you’re still here.

You aren’t going after your dreams because it’s easy to get there, you’re doing it so that you can become your creative best and step into truly living your life… because despite everything, you were made to.

That your life was made for something greater. You’ll begin to connect the dots will be connected looking back. Your best life will emerge and you’ll start to see it all clearly.

Anything and Everything is Possible

​This is the first time in human history where literally anything and everything is possible. With digital marketing, buy local, etsy, Facebook, Meetup, and more ways to get you out there, there’s no logical reason to believe that you can’t make a happy enough living doing what you love.

Stifle all the doubts creeping in your head right now.

Doubts that you can’t talk about, write about, email about, what you love every day and monetize from it. There will come a point when the unlimited belief that anything can be accomplished, will take root in your heart but for now, you just have to start.

Here’s how:

Grit to commit

Grit to commit

Grit is the resolve and strength of your character.

You’re going to face setbacks, obstacles and the unexpected. Maybe you are, right now. But you can’t stop and you certainly can’t be the one who walks away from your dream.

No one steps onto the journey with a clear roadmap and never misses a mark. No one starts directing their creative life without challenges. No one dials it in perfectly after they write out the plan for their launch. It takes grit to fall down and get back up again, to stick it out and see your dreams come true.

Grit to put yourself out there despite the voices against you. Grit to stand up for what you believe in and against what you don’t. Grit to stand by your personal brand and who you are. Grit to take responsibility for what you put your name on. The grit to say it’s not all about profits, it’s about elevating the world.

We live in a country where people are lacking grit. If you want to accomplish your biggest dreams, you have to cultivate it.

Yes, you will have misses. There will be days when you skin your knees and you’ll be the only one there to make it better. But I promise you, you were made for this.

Don’t worry about every little detail. Don’t let perfection ruin what you set out to do. The most important thing you can do, right now, is simply to be committed.

Never quit for longer than a few hours, but to have the grit to get back on the path and not give up.

How to Develop Grit?

How to Develop Grit?

Grit is going against everything that’s against you, and everything that’s out of your control, focusing in and finding a way to make peace with it all.

That means there’s no one to tell you how it should be done, and that scares people. But like any other character trait, you can choose to cultivate grit. Here’s how:

  • Surround yourself with other people who have grit and inspire you.
  • Let go of pride and accept feedback that will help you.
  • Work on your inner monologue.
  • Commit to uncovering who you are.
  • Don’t be rigid, learn how to flow, even seasons and tides change.
  • Surround yourself with people who inspire you.
  • Let go!!
The Grit to Let Go

Sounds counter intuitive talking about the importance of letting go to move forward in a post about how to accomplish your dreams, but it is critical!

You have to stop beating yourself up in your head. For missing New Year’s resolutions, missing weight loss goals, missing breaking an addiction goal, missing spending time with your kids when they were little and so much more.

Shame is the beginning of all of those negative symptoms we currently have abundantly in our culture. It is critical that you begin to let go of a bunch of stuff in order to accomplish your life dream.

The Grit to Let Go

I have a few YouTube channels, this blog, and a business. I show up every day and work on them but…

Can I alone control how many people subscribe to my YouTube channel? Can I control the economy that affects my business? Can I control if people on Google decide to come to my blog?

Yes, there are things I can do to direct these results, but ultimately it is out of my hands. I have to let go every day and place that trust and reliance on something much larger than my efforts and stamina.

You do too. Along this dream actualizing path, there are going to be thousands of things that are out of your control.

  1. You’ll go crazy if you do not.
  2. The universe, God, energies and whatever else directs this stuff will not come alongside you until you do.

Yes, there are steps to take and work you must do to accomplish your goals. You can’t just do nothing and expect it all to happen. But you have to cultivate the grit to make it happen and just as much grit to let it ALL go and be reliant.

There are two things you must begin to let go of immediately to accomplish your dreams.

The Grit to Let Go of Fear

1.The Grit to Let Go of Fear

Do you know how many people are afraid to let the light inside of them shine? Dreams wasted, drifting through life.

Fear is a product of the mind, because you can’t see what is true about you. The first YouTube video I ever made, I felt that fear. You can’t let that stop you. You’re going to feel fear every day as you begin to challenge life and pursue your ultimate life dream.

But you’re also going to have to choose to do it anyway. Overcoming fear is a long deep journey. Today, simply commit to knowing you will experience thousands of fears.

They will get larger as you live more of you, but you will overcome each one and eventually shift to welcoming larger and larger fears because you have to.

1.The Grit to Let Go of Fear

Who are you? You’re YOU!

Not anyone else.

Comparing someone else’s appearance of success, blog, and YouTube stats, the car you drive, clothes, books, podcasts you listen to…. whatever, it is, let it all go! Because you are uniquely you, so stop comparing yourself to others!

Focus on everything you have, dialing in your DNA strengths, your skills, your personality, passions, values, and purpose.

This is NOT a competition, the sooner you realize that the sooner you can begin to fully pursue your dream. Besides, when you compare yourself to others your dream gets freaking confused! Your DNA dream has millions of differences between you and anyone’s else’s.

Want to know how to crush your biggest fear and overcome fear for good? Check out the video link below!

Direct Don’t Drift

You will never actualize your perfect day from the sidelines.

You absolutely have to show up. Discovering your perfect day means you have to take steps to get there. It will look different a year from now but you won’t get there at all without stepping into the journey.

Every day you have to be there willing to do the work. If you don’t, a year from now… two years from now… five years from now you will have nothing. You will not have helped anyone, lived out your passion, discovered anything new about yourself, and you will have more regret.

No one is going to hand you your dreams but you CAN make your dreams come true and live out your best life. Action is the name of the game.

It will not be perfect action and it doesn’t mean you won’t face obstacles… It means you are doing SOMETHING to get yourself closer to where you want to be.

The Correct View of Failure and Success

The Correct View of Failure and Success

Your view on failure is directly related to your vision of what success is!

So if you view success as status, net worth, some degree, how many subscribers you have or anything else that causes you to compare yourself to others, then you have a distorted view of true success.

Change your view on success, and how you see failure will follow suit.

Like I said before, this is NOT A COMPETITION. This is about you living out your life dream.

Change How You See Failure

Failure only happens when you give up on your dreams.

You only fail if you never take actions that bridge your heart to your head.

There’s no such thing as failure, just mistakes to learn from.

Misses are only lessons of what needs to be adjusted. If you feel like you’ve fallen short somewhere, ok. Learn from it and move on.

Grit to Launch Analyze Adapt

The formula is to launch, analyze, adapt.

Let’s talk about it in reference to dialing in a morning routine. Here are 3 daily routine examples for success in your day.

Try one waking up method for the next 6-days, did it work? If not, you did not fail you learned what didn’t work for you! That’s great!

Try another one for the next 6-days, you’ll dial it in as long as you don’t stop.

You have plenty of time to put towards your passion, you’re just wasting it.

The time is there, we just find it easier to spend it on Facebook, Netflix, and researching how to accomplish our dreams instead of launching, analyzing, adapting and launching a more refined approach the next time.

To make any dream come true, even the tiniest of tiniest dreams, it requires multiple attempts making adaptations along the way.

You won’t know what your perfect day looks like until you start taking action and start creating. As you do, you’ll find what works, what doesn’t and when that happens you adjust what needs to be and you take a different approach.You don’t ever give up:

  • Launch
  • Analyze
  • Adapt

THIS, IS THE WINNING FORMULA. Check out the video below on the winning formula for your perfect day making your dreams come true!

The action you take serves as the uncovering process for your perfect day and making your dreams come true.

Begin to Direct Your Days

You have to free up more time for yourself to follow your passion. It’s not even really that, you have to utilize and be productive with, the time you already have but are wasting.

The only way to do this is to get up early, earlier than you did today, and begin to direct your a.m’s.It doesn’t have to be a crazy 4:30 a.m military morning starting tomorrow.

Start with waking up 15 minutes earlier than you did today, figure out what you want to do right now for 15 minutes whether it’s read, listen to ted talks, pray, and then do it.

It takes many attempts to dial in what you love to do in your morning routine. That’s why you have to know the formula, so you don’t quit once one of the many things you try doesn’t work.

Grit comes first, and you have to apply this grit too.

Start Today and Live Without Regrets

Start Today and Live Without Regrets

This is how you start and this is how you make your dreams come true. I’m not saying that tomorrow you’re going to have it all figured out but why would you have to?

There’s something in you, pulling at you… calling you. Are you listening? 

You have to cultivate grit and commit to starting.6 days at a time, launch, analyze and adapt, that’s the winning formula.

You’re going to learn way more about yourself and where you want to be by starting instead of just thinking about it. Don’t like something, change it.

Don’t waste another day, step into your preferable life now. When you do, you’ll be amazed to see even your pipe dreams, come true.

-Josh

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