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The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
Flipping through travel magazines always inspired Atlanta lawyer Melinda Renshaw, who kept a list of dream destinations for herself and her husband Suneel.
Although they assumed it would take years of planning, not long after their research began the couple’s dream became a reality: The duo recently returned from a six-month global tour.
Like Melinda and Suneel, if you’ve pinpointed your life’s ambition, you’ve already accomplished half the battle. We're not saying it will be easy—after all, your dream may be a six-month tour or something much more sizeable and time-consuming—but that doesn't mean you can't reach for it!
Your Dream, Defined
The first step to living your dreams is to define what you hope to accomplish. Seriously ask yourself: “What do I dream about doing with my life right now?” You may have toyed with one or many ideas, so seize this opportunity to take the future into your own hands and run with something big.
Set aside time to define and write down your ideas in a dream journal. When you write in your journal, be specific; forget about undefined and abstract goals like “fame” and “fortune.” This is just for you, so don't be shy! Nothing is out of bounds when dreaming.
Of course, living your dreams takes more than journaling, adds Leslie Levine, author of Wish It, Dream It, Do It: Turn the Life You’re Living into the Life You Want. “Your dream might be very, very big,” says Levine. “So it’s really essential to believe in yourself.”
The thought of hard work didn’t deter Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Meredith Brooks, best known for her anthem “Bitch.” Following the birth of her son, she was inspired to record her first children’s album, “If I Could Be…,” and produce a music festival for kids. “I didn’t go to sleep when the idea for the festival started hitting me,” she says. “I saw the vision completely.” Brooks ran with that vision and you can move forward with yours too. Getting going is largely a matter of time and space.