Monday, January 31, 2011

The way to your dreams & goals – one step away …

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
-- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone has dreams of how they would like their life and career to shape up. Dreams of achievement and success; dreams of relationships and fulfillment; dreams of contributing in some way to others or to family.

For many, dreams remain just that – dreams, without action forward, without a plan to achieve, without movement. Over the years in working with people determined to achieve their goals and dreams, I have come to learn why this happens in so many cases – people jut tend to make it too complicated, interwoven and difficult to navigate, needlessly I must add.

As a child, we take our first step and walk– and life just unfolds and puts us in control. In life and career, it is the same – if one can just take that first step – a baby step if you will - your plan will unfold and you will be on your way to achieving your dreams and be in control. It doesn’t have to be monumental – just a step forward. Perhaps it is simply writing your dreams & goals down for commitment; perhaps it is making the plan to save $XXX dollars each month; perhaps it is opening the mind to accept new ideas and options. The simpler the better and as Henry David Thoreau ( states, As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. This is so true. The barriers will disappear; the obstacles that you couldn’t move out of the way before will be easier to move to allow you to confidently pursue your dreams.

What obstacles tend to stop people from working toward their goals and dreams?

• Lack of Clarity – I think I know what I want, but I am not sure.
• Lack of Time – I want, but I can’t seem to carve out the time.
• Fear - One word, but the great immobilizer. The fear of failure, the fear of commitment, the fear of whatever. What if I fail?

You can move the first two out of the way by committing to seek help in getting clarity through a friend, mentor or professional and then scheduling “me” time everyday – 5 minutes – 30 minutes – whatever you can commit to. The last – fear – well that can be more difficult if one lets it rule their life. A suggestion on the best way to deal with fear is to ask yourself the question – and be truthful in your answer - What is the worst that can happen. Bet you 2-to-1 when you think about the true answer, it isn’t all that monumental and could be overcome.

You have heard the expression Living the Dream? Do it. And thank you for reading this. - Dan

Dan Moran
President & Founder
Career Management & Transition Specialists
125 Wolf Road, Suite #128
Albany, NY 12205
Office: 518-261-4212
Cell: 518-641-8968
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