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Wouldn’t you like to know how to make your dreams come true? 

We all want to live an awesome life I think, but the stuff we read or hear often sounds like a lot of hard work. 

Leaving us wondering if dreams should be this hard to realize.

Maybe it’s not. Maybe having your dreams come true can be simpler than you might think.

There are foundational basics for achieving anything in life.

And even though they have been refined and expanded upon over the years, the basics really are key to experiencing your dreams and desires. Those age old basic keys for happiness and success that have been in existence for thousands of years.

Having experimented with many of the refined and totally expanded basics for achieving my dreams, I’ve returned to the basics.

You deserve to have you dreams come true.  You deserve to develop what you need to live your best life.  To be successful, whatever that means for you.

But don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. 

If you’re letting those oftentimes complicated tips or techniques stop you from making the changes you need to make here’s how to make it easier on yourself.

Maximizing the power of positive influence is an easy way to have your dreams come true

We all get influenced by people in our world. No matter who we are, how we live or our age. 

Seek out those people you can respect and admire. That someone who inspires or fascinates you.  

It doesn’t need to be anyone in your immediate circle, just someone from whom you can create a blueprint or pattern for yourself using the qualities you admire most in them for your template.

As long as you live you will always be learning, growing and becoming. 

By choosing those who you allow to influence you, you are deliberately working on a great project, your personal development and the ability to achieve your dreams.

And this practice has the added benefit of clearing away those who would influence you in a way that leads to a more negative path and life.

Be the guardian of your mind

Think of your mind as a radio and only tune into the stations that lead towards the achievement of your dreams.  

It’s definitely a challenge when there are so many voices and stations that vie for our attention. 

But each time a ‘voice’ from the outside is heard, take a pause and determine whether it’s beneficial for you? If any station is full of shallow, negative or unhelpful words, switch stations.

This puts you in the driver’s seat, only responding and taking in what’s important to you. That which adds value to the being you already are.

And it really isn’t hard once you become aware that you can do this.  And you can.

Let inspiration stir you

Wherever life finds you right now, allow inspiration to not only stir your soul but stir you into action. 

Inspiration can easily rekindle feelings of hope and determination. Which are lovely, but they’re only a momentary whisper of your full potential.

Basking in the warm contentment of inspiration might feel good, but this warmth eventually fades away along with the possibilities that inspiration brought you.

Possibilities born from the new ideas you had, that new perspective about some belief you’ve held for years or thoughts that are filled with the promise of dreams coming true.

I know you might be thinking, but this is hard.

But remember your choices design your life and each choice contains all you need to achieve your dreams.  You have no opponent getting in your way, other than yourself.

Becoming more

One of the basic fundamentals of life is if we have a dream that hasn’t yet been achieved, or we’re not happy with what we are then we must change.

All we have, everything we experience, be it tangible or not stems directly from who we are.

We never receive that which we want, we can only receive that which we are. And this applies to our dreams as much as anything else.

No sweat.  The next point will help.

Your power of imagination is a fun and simple way to have your dreams come true

Becoming more is largely a function of your imagination. 

And you have that in spades.  You’ve always had it, you just haven’t used it deliberately and on your behalf.

imagination

I first discovered the power of imagination when I was six years old. 

Of course I didn’t know what it was called, and way back then, and I mean really way back when…the concept of imagination, or manifesting or creative visualization was unheard of, at least to the vast majority of the world.

No matter.

When I was six, I would always take a book to bed.  And one night I was reading Jane Eyre.  

You’re  probably thinking what six year old would be reading a book at that level?

Well it happened to be a very small picture book. With pictures and words depicting each scene.

When I reached the point of seeing Mrs. Rochester, who if you haven’t read Jane Eyre was mentally unstable, the picture of her scared me to death.

I put the book down and closed my eyes but couldn’t get the picture of her out of my mind…I kept seeing her wild hair and eyes in her scarey face and my feelings of fright became overwhelming. 

So I conjured up a different picture, an image,  where I would feel better. 

I put myself in a field of flowers and in my imagination saw myself running happily through this beautiful field, feeling joyful, with the sun on my face and a blue sky above my head.

Scary Mrs. Rochester disappeared and I fell asleep.

No one had ever told me I could do this. 

And I never knew that it had a name till many, many years later, but it was a technique I’d use throughout my early childhood when I was scared or upset and couldn’t sleep.

Sadly as I got older I dropped this ability and virtually forgot all about it until I was well into adulthood.

If you’re wondering what the point of my sharing this story might be it’s to let you know that this innate ability to use your imagination to move away from fear, or to change your results in life has always been within you, even as a child.  

You might not have known about it, or you could have used it unconsciously. 

Think about it.  Maybe you’ll come up with times when you were using it without realizing. 

I’d love to hear about that if you have.

The question isn’t whether the power of imagination will work for us but rather whether we will work the power of imagination.  

That’s the challenge that confronts us all.

You can go from wherever you are to wherever you want to be. There is no such thing as an impossible dream, first you need the courage to believe in it.

Which is not to say you can dream you are 6 foot tall when you are only 5 feet 4 inches and believe that into being.  

To fulfill your desires you must operate in the realm of nature.  Of what is natural. 

Changing your height might not be it, but this is how to make your dreams come true. Changing your life experiences definitely is in the realms of possibility.

Remember twenty years from now you’re likely to be more disappointed with the things you didn’t do than the things you did.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle

xox

Elle Sommer
Elle is the creator of Live Purposefully Now, a website with a wide variety of authors and topics whose focus is on helping you to change/re-direct and navigate your life. She is a self-confessed spiritual junkie, offering a deeper more holistic approach to life. This deeper approach sets you on a simple path towards your greatest future, helps you remove those limiting beliefs that hold us all back and supports you in achieving your dreams.
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8 Comments

  1. What a wonderful and powerful story from your childhood, Elle. Thanks for sharing it with us! Inspiration always fuels me. I’m not quite as good with imagination, but I like all the other methods you’ve shared here. Watching where our mind goes is so important!

  2. I definitely like ur messages on how to live more positive & accomplish your dreams. Thatinformation is so true. I’m definitely going to download this app. I especially liked how when u were 6yrs old instead of focusing on the negative u used your mind to think of something positive…

    • Hi Denise, glad you enjoyed the article and I appreciate you stopping by to let us know. Your comment is much appreciated.

  3. Scott Cardinal Reply

    Great article, Elle !
    The way that I used my mind power to protect me was to, as you put it, “be the guardian of my mind”.
    As a young adult I went through quite a few medical treatments and procedures.
    What I was able to do then (and have only recently found myself doing in a similar fashion) was to shift my awareness into an observational state as opposed to a participating state. It’s not really being detached but more like not being affected by what was going on.
    At any rate, thanks Elle !

    • Hi Scott, that sounds like a brilliant use of your ‘mind power.’ Many congratulations on having the awareness that you had access to an inner power and strength to support you in getting through what sounds like an awfully difficult period in your life. And thanks for stopping by and sharing your story with us. 🙂

  4. I like the story you shared about Jane Eyre. I am in awe you figured that ou at age six, but I’m sorry you forgot it. I think, like many things, we are “taught” to forget our innate abilities by well-meaning people and institutions. I was in my 40s before I realized I could use my mind to help me instead of hurting me. That’s what it is all about, and it makes life so much better.

    • Hi Debbie – I’m not sure I figured it out when I was six – I think it was a fledgling intuition at work. But whatever it was it certainly helped me with bedtime fears. And as you say whatever the time frame, becoming aware of how you can use your mind to help you instead of hurt you is an awesome awareness.

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