Some will tell you that there’s real life, and then there’s the kind of life we all wish we had that we can only dream about. There’s the world of making rent, paying bills, changing diapers, failed relationships and meeting deadlines on one side – reality. And then there are experiences like traveling the world, falling in love, creative fulfillment and freedom on the other – dreams.
So which is it? Which one do we get to experience in this life we’re living?
The truth is that it’s both. Life isn’t always smooth sailing (nor is it meant to be) and we will all inevitably experience hurdles and challenges in our personal and professional lives no matter who we are, where we come from, what we do, what we have or what we know. That’s just how it is, plain and simple.
Money comes and goes. Not all relationships last forever. Not every wish gets granted. And these bodies we live in are not bulletproof. Reality.
But what about dreams? Are those just fictitious mind movies that we only get to experience in our imagination? Are they just the world we get temporarily transported to when we are in deep sleep or when we zone out from our present time and space?
No f’in way! Dreams are real too. We all have them and we can all live them.
So the question is: How do we bring our dreams to life?
Ever since I was a kid, I always had a big appetite for life’s greatest possibilities. A few years ago, I left behind a budding law career to pursue my love for music and honor my creative yearning. I decided to listen to that spirited inner calling that spoke to me so clearly when I was young, and I’ve been on a crazy ride ever since. Since then, I’ve had my share of ups and downs and I’ve also become passionate about the art of dream catching.
I’ve discovered a thing or two about what it takes to bring our dreams to life and I want to share the best of what I’ve learned and expose some common misconceptions about what it really means to live your dreams.
Dream Catching Tip 1: Take Daily Action To Bring Your Dreams To Life
One of the biggest thing that keeps us from living our dreams is the belief that they are not possible. So many of us have become so resigned and cynical. We believe that our dreams will never come true so we might as well not even bother wishing, let alone actually doing something about.
Well, guess what? If you say it’s so, then it’s so. That’s like saying you want to win the lottery but never buying a ticket or saying you want to win an Oscar and never going to an audition. Believing in your visions and taking consistent action to make them possible is the key to firing up the engine to the dream machine.
What’s a dream you’ve forgotten about or given up on? Is there a small action you can take today to revive it?
PS: Tune in next week for part two.
Chris Assaad is a singer/songwriter and inspirational artist from Toronto who left a promising career in law several years ago to pursue his dream of a career in music. Since then, Chris has been actively using his voice to enCOURAGE others to follow their dreams, express their creativity and live life to the fullest.
Chris is also a member of the TDL Mentoring team. To learn more about the TDL Mentoring Program click here.