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The "Impossible" Dream


Don't be afraid to dream "big" as you embark on a new path. Consider this the first day of the rest of your life!

You may be thrilled about your decision to pursue your dreams, or perhaps you’re feeling anxious. It’s natural to feel nervous, but First30Days is here to assuage your fears and provide you with practical strategies and advice on how to live your dream. As you proceed, do what feels right for you.

In the next 30 days, you will learn how to:

  • Determine your dream.
  • Set realistic goals.
  • Develop a support network.
  • Create a plan to turn your dream into a reality.

If you’re feeling elated, ask yourself what about your future plans makes you excited. If you’re having doubts, name those fears that are nagging at you. You’ll then be in a better position to pursue your dreams and successfully traverse the bumps and curves in the road ahead.

According to Gallup Consulting’s research, “the best way to develop people and net the greatest return on investment in their growth is to identify their talents, then help them add the skills and knowledge that build strengths—the ability to provide consistent, near-perfect performance.” This indicates that if you do something you love and have a talent for, you’ll excel. Remember that you’re not alone in the pursuit of your dream!

Posted: 12/2/23
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I need it very much in order to know what I want. Thank you so much.


More than half the battle for me involves cutting down all my goals so that I'm not overwhelmed and just stop.

  • By parkerr
  • on 9/18/10 4:26 PM EST

At first I was elated at the thought of pursuing my dream of moving to Asheville, and I had a serious talk with myself about not letting fear get in the way. Now I just feel overwhelmed with all of the details. I'm trying to get my house ready for sale, I've got to find a job there, find property there to build on and get everything in order for my successor here in my job. I feel immobilized at the moment to do anything.


When I was lost, I would like to turn to others' stories to find out the proof that I was not the only one to go through such unpleasant obstacles. My dream is related to my professional career, and I am in the course of making it closer and closer to the reality. However, sometimes I blamed myself on that I would have dedicated more on the expert track of mine, or doubted whether it's a bit too late for me to move forward. Too many uncertainties make me concern. I need courage to make it with the encourgements by others' experiences. Here I think I am not alone. Thanks on the first day.

  • By Cloris
  • on 2/26/09 10:13 PM EST

I love this topic! It is the one question I get asked the most..."How do you turn a dream into reality?" I literally just posted my first eBook called "Dream to Reality". I'm so excited to read your tips and learn more about this topic!