Achieving your Dreams: The Fool-Proof Formula

One of the things I love about Tim Ferriss’ book, the 4-hour workweek is that he argues against the case of a deferred life. What is a deferred life, you may ask? The deferred life is that one that you put on hold “for the time being” as you wait for the planets and the stars to align so that you can start living the life of your dreams.  Achieving your dreams means putting this “deferred life” back in your priority list.

Thoughts like…

“I don’t feel ready to take action because x, y, or z.”

“I don’t have time to take action.”

“I’ll just wait until I retire.”

“I don’t have what it takes.”

“Only a very few get to make their dreams come true.”

“I am a failure, why try?”

Guess what, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT… and I can relate.

Just yesterday I was experiencing a fleeting moment of self-doubt. One of those windows of darkness that once you go through it you may never come out. My mind was in whiny mode wondering if I could make my ideal life a reality. That is until I read this fabulous quote:

The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve (Tweetworthy!).

I have read and heard a lot about Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map but had not taken the opportunity to see what it’s all about… needless to say the book will become part of my collection as I am most certainly triggered by the idea of “desires”.

Achieving your dreams just got a hell of a lot easier

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, and I will continue saying it over and over again:

The path to follow your dreams depends on your commitment to focus only on that which supports your goal (Tweetworthy!).

The formula to achieving all of your dreams is simple. What is not so simple is actually stepping outside of your comfort zone and into greatness. As I wrote last week, fear will hold you back only if you allow it to do so, as its main job is to let you know where your greatest areas for opportunity are.

The formula:

Identify your dream + focus on how you can make it happen + honor the obstacles in the way = success in your own terms.

Remember, achieving your dreams is a journey, not a destination!

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  1. Oh, how true, and timely for me, Victoria! I got the chills LOL

  2. Thank you for the reminder! I know this… but have let life get in the way. Granted, eight kids, full time work and a husband who has had three heart attacks this year would throw pretty much anyone for a loop… but it’s time to get back on track. (visiting from UBC)

    • Hello Elisabeth, thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. You sound like you have a lot on your hands going on, I imagine you are a very strong woman to be able to keep it all on track. Best wishes to you and I hope your hubs is doing better… I am sorry to hear you’ve had to go through so much but as I said you look like you are a very strong woman.

  3. YES! The Universe always responds to the level of our DESIRES or our FEELINGS about something. We have to push and remain STRONG and full of LIFE when it comes to manifesting our goals and dreams! This is an awesome awesome post… life is TOO short to not DO what we are called to do. So many souls behind us are counting on us to fulfill our assignment. AMEN. Awesome post.

    • Hello Tamala, thank you for your comment. You are SO right!! I love how you’ve put it here about how many people are counting on us to fulfill this assignment. I will continue doing my best! Thank you again.

  4. “Remember, achieving your dreams is a journey, not a destination!” Ahhh — such a beautiful reminder. 🙂 I needed that just now. Thanks for this!

  5. Thanks for the wake up call Victoria!

    I guess at different times we all find ourselves way too focused on the obstacles and not the solutions
    and like you pointed out, the key to overall truly is gradualness.

    Make sure we commit to working towards our goals every day and not try and make giant leaps
    and bounds.

    Which more times than not simply lead to overwhelm and disappointment. Thanks for the much needed
    wake up call!

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