You’ve been dreaming about your perfect life. It’s about time to make it a reality. And while that might sound like a thousand steps you need to take, it’s totally possible to achieve this within a year.
If you want to finally turn your dreams into reality and create a lifestyle that makes you pumped about living (without it taking forever), stay with me.
In this guide, I share with you seven potent steps to building your dream life in the next 12 months. Success has a pattern, and you’re about to learn it. Ready to become your “dream self” in less than a year from now? Let’s dive in.
First things first. You need to know what you want. Sometimes, you might have to let your imagination run wild and uncover your truest desire.
Picture your dream life like it’s a movie, and of course, you’re the main character. What does your ideal day look like? What does your dream job look like?
Whether that’s becoming a social media influencer, launching a podcast, or running a clothing store, let your dream guide you. Write down your desires. Describe your dream life exactly as you’ve pictured it.
Now that you’ve painted a picture of your dream life and written your desires on paper, it’s time to put a strategy to it.
Plans (dreams) are mere wishes without planning (strategy). So, develop a strategy to reach your goal. Break it down into doable steps.
For example, if you plan to become an Instagram influencer, your steps can look like: choosing a niche, opening an account on Instagram, developing a content strategy, creating valuable content, and pitching brands.
When you pictured your dream self earlier, what life did you see yourself living?
Embody her. Embody that life even though you don’t have it yet.
How does she dress? How does she carry herself? Start playing that character in preparation for manifesting it. You don’t just (poof) turn into your dream self like the main characters in magical fairytales like Cinderella.
It’s a process. A process of becoming (which means to begin to be) her. So, start dressing up now that you have 150 followers. Walk confidently in your heels in front of your neighbors, like you would on the runway of Paris’ fashion week. You need to become HER to become her.
The magic in becoming your dream self lies in small, consistent actions. Call them habits. You need to cultivate certain life-changing habits to propel you forward toward your destination.
For example, if you want to build a journaling habit, set aside 10 minutes every morning to pen down your thoughts. If you want to become a content creator, share regular and relevant posts on your profile. That could be daily, twice weekly, or weekly.
Just start cultivating the habits you need to reach your goals.
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Making plans without taking action leads nowhere.
Dreams don’t just come to reality; you’ve got to show up and put in the work. And that means, turning your aspirations into step-by-step actions.
Want to grow an inspiring blog? Don’t just dream about it. Don’t just build a strategy for it. Take a step forward to create a website and start putting out posts. One post after another.
Sometimes you might not know exactly which way to go yet, despite your planning. But, START. When you start, things will unfold because action brings forth clarity.
Consistency is hard, I’ll be honest, but it’s worth it.
I’ve spent years starting projects and abandoning them halfway because I can’t keep up. My excuses?
“I’m just one person. I can’t kill myself.” “But it’s not working.” “I’m tired of all this. Maybe next time I’ll try.” These are some of the excuses I used to make any time things became uncomfortable or when I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted.
And was my inconsistency ever profitable? Not one bit. I’m a work in progress. I’m working every day to become consistent in the things I do. You should, too.
Be disciplined enough to keep going even when it isn’t “easy.” At least, stay consistent for the next 12 months and see what happens.
As you journey through life toward your dream self, don’t forget to applaud your efforts.
Celebrate every milestone, small or big. Every single one of them deserves a shout of victory.
Got 100 subscribers? Cheers! Said “no” to an over-demanding client to honor your boundaries? Hurray. Reached 500 followers on Instagram? Well-done.
Remember that every result you get is the product of intentional and consistent actions.
There you have it—your personalized guide to turning your dreams into reality in the next 12 months.
Do you accept the challenge? If yes, bookmark this post to come back to it.
Let me reassure you: just in case a little doubt wants to get in your way, you’ve got this! You’re capable of achieving and living the life you dream about.
This time, let’s not be watchers, but doers. Mkay? Let us be one of those who get in the race and pursue our dreams. Here’s to you, to us, and to the amazing life waiting to unfold!