When you were a kid, you probably had dreams of how your life would be when you grew up. Maybe you had dreams of a wonderful career, a loving spouse, a nice car, and a beautiful home.
But… we all know sometimes things don’t pan out the way you had envisioned them. You may feel stuck in a dead-end job that you hate, your spouse left you, and things just never seem to go your way.
Fortunately, it is possible to make changes to your life. It all begins with your thoughts, and the actions you take to make things happen.
Try These 6 Tips to Create the Life You Dream Of
Stop Blaming Others
First, you need to stop blaming others. You may be blaming your boss for not giving you a raise, or blaming your spouse for cheating on you. Blaming never gets you anywhere. It causes you to assume the victim role, which makes change next to impossible.
Curb Your Jealous Tendencies
The world owes you nothing. You are completely responsible for creating the life you want. When you are jealous of others, you’re comparing yourself to them. This is a sure road to negative thoughts and unhappiness. Put your jealousy aside, so you can focus on YOUR life and what you want to get out of it.
Learn How to Build True Internal Happiness
Your happiness shouldn’t come from the outside world, and what happens there. Instead, learn to develop internal happiness. When you find that internal happiness, it opens up your mind to new opportunities.
Some people find this happiness when they believe in a higher power. Having true happiness can also come from knowing that you’re here on this Earth to serve a greater purpose. When you can determine what your purpose is, it will carry you to new heights in your life.
Be Willing to Take Risks
“Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life,” according to Naguib Mahfouz. In other words, you cannot have the life you want until you are willing to put fear aside, and take some risks.
It can be very scary to give up a job, even if you don’t like it, to start up your own business. But unless you take that chance, you will never know what could’ve been.
You have to be true to yourself, and dream about what you want out of your life. Then make sure to take action to make those dreams come true.
Believe in Yourself
Your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and imagination. So you don’t want to feed your mind with negative messages of fear and self-doubt.
Instead, tell yourself that you can do whatever you put your mind to, and that you are smart and worthy of having the life you want.
Know Exactly What Kind of Life You Want to Have
It is not enough just to say that you want a better life, or that you want to have more money.
You need to have real pictures in your mind, since your brain responds well to visual images. Begin by asking yourself, “What are some specific things that I would like to accomplish?”
For example, you may want to build a bigger house, or you may want to take your family on a trip to Disney World or Hawaii.
This is where the creation of a vision board can be beneficial. Look online or in magazines and print out or clip out pictures that depict goals you want to achieve. Include quotes or words that inspire you. The vision board should represent your goals and dreams for the future, and how you want your life to be.
For example, if you want to go on that trip to Hawaii, do the research on where exactly you want to go and what you want to do, and put pictures of those places and things on your vision board. Keep the board somewhere where you see it every day, so that it is a reminder of why you are taking steps to make it happen.
Another tip is that you can make one vision board for your personal goals, and another one for your career/business goals.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” Jim Rohn