Can dreams come true in the real world?

Absolutely! And I’m not talking about dreams in the night. I’m speaking to the dreams you have for your life.

And I’m sure there is more than one way to achieve this. But I can only speak to my own study, practice, and experience of turning the dreams for my life into a living reality. Things I’ve learned over the past 20 years.

And even though you still have to put in the effort, I hope I can distill some of what I have gleaned to make it easier to start.

So if you have ever wondered how to live your best life, begin with knowing your dreams. It sounds ridiculous, I know. But so many can only speak to what they don’t want without paying enough attention to what would make them the happiest.

I’ve found it helps to take a moment and write down the simple stuff.

The things that make you feel excited.

The things that feel good.

You don’t need to know everything, but keep a note or journal of your dream life. Then, you can add to it as you go along.

I’ve found that when I do this, what I thought would be a dream life changes over time. And if this is you. That’s okay. We have to start somewhere, and dreams change along the way as we grow, which is a good thing.

The journey begins.

Prime your brain

Prime your brain by recognizing there is an unlimited power source within you.

This same power can move mountains, create abundance, and make your dreams a reality. I know this because I’ve experienced it. Well not really the moving mountains bit! But you get the picture.

Not always successfully, I hasten to add.

I would succeed in little ways and fail in bigger ones. And sometimes, I would find myself succeeding in more significant ways yet equally still failing many times.

My success rate began in tiny increments as I became more aware of how this incredible inner power worked.

It’s like handing a smartphone to someone who has never seen one before, let alone used one. This inner power was a tool in my hand that couldn’t operate the way I wanted it to, until I learned how to use it on my behalf.

And herein lies the challenge.

Our inner power works according to our beliefs and thoughts; if these are not in line with achieving our dreams, then it is unlikely that they will become a reality. However, if these beliefs and ideas are directed toward accomplishing our dreams, they are much more likely to be achieved.

So how to prime my brain was the question.

The only way I knew how to do this in the beginning was to be selective in my focus, choosing to be as aware as possible that I had an unlimited power source: ever hopeful this focus would impel my actions and thoughts toward a newfound ability to use this power to my advantage.

I still use this practice today.

Unwinding fixed and limited views of life

Old habits and beliefs may stand in the way of your new goals, and the biggest limitation lies in your awareness of how this power works and how to consciously use it.

This means adapting from relying only on your conscious mind to working with the subconscious and conscious minds as a team. And through positive affirmations, visualization exercises, and belief-shifting habits you can help yourself, for the most part, create opportunities that support your dreams to become a reality.

The subconscious mind is a million times more powerful than the conscious mind, so learning how to work with it is essential. And once you gain insight into this infinite potential, dreams become achievable, and opportunities arise to create the life you have always wanted!

I see this unwinding of fixed and limited views of life as the way to begin the process of putting both aspects of our minds to work.

Learning to operate a new framework

The conscious part of our brain is the one that takes action, like setting goals, making decisions, solving problems, and choosing dreams. In contrast, the subconscious mind’s job is inner work – it holds beliefs, emotions, and desires that we have created or learned over time.

And studies in psychology on how the brain works indicate that the unconscious mind is a tool that acts as a kind of DVR, recording all the thoughts, feelings, and ideas we have formed about ourselves and others.

Although some of these impressions might no longer be conscious, they still influence our behavior and shape our lives.

This is why new and lasting changes can only happen with both minds working together.

But, unfortunately, we all are unconsciously driven to repeat, in one form or another, old unconscious habits, which is why it’s vital to understand the importance of our conscious and unconscious minds working together. This is where teamwork comes into play.


Since the subconscious mind has extraordinary control over negative and positive behavior, the key is to train your brain to produce more positive results for your dreams to come true in real life.

This is why your conscious mind is necessary as a working partner because by consciously and deliberately using your conscious mind you can retrain your subconscious to produce more positive behavior.

Using conscious thoughts to program the subconscious mind can bring success in many areas of life. It’s a matter of repetition and persistence.

To make it happen, you must imprint empowering beliefs into your subconscious. Think back to school days when you had to learn and memorize specific information like multiplication tables – those studies were embedded in your mind through repetition and persistence.

Applying the same principle, by repeating new thoughts and ideas, visualization techniques, and goal-based affirmations, we can ensure that we have the necessary programming to achieve our dreams.

Follow the Stone Cutters Credo by Jacob Rils

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

Bottom line

Unleashing the potential for your dreams to become a reality requires you to stop being a bystander and become the director of the power of your mind by creating that partnership with both your conscious and subconscious.So if you’re still asking, “Is it possible for dreams to come true in real life?” It’s been a resounding yes in my life.

Manifesting our dreams into reality is achievable by harnessing the power of our minds. And making a habit of cultivating awareness around our inner programming and recognizing any limiting beliefs or fears are key steps to creating a fulfilling life that aligns with our most cherished goals.

With this in mind, we can unlock the hidden potential within ourselves that enables us to make our dreams come true.

Just know that it might not turn out quite how you imagined, and it often comes about in the most unexpected ways, often something better than you had originally envisaged.

Encourage one another

Love Elle



Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Elle, This is a powerful post! I especially see the power of working with the unconscious mind. Thanks for sharing your map with us.

  2. Love this article Elle! You truly captured exactly how we can manifest our dreams into reality. Love this line: ‘Manifesting our dreams into reality is achievable by harnessing the power of our minds.’ Its all in our minds in the end.

  3. I love the inspiration in this post, Elle. There is no doubt that your thoughts affect your reality and that thinking optimistically and encouraging yourself makes a huge difference. I would also qualify that positive thinking must be accompanied by positive action. Otherwise, if you ask me, it’s just wishing.

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