What are the 5 Greatest Challenges to Reaching Your Dreams?
You know that you aren’t satisfied with your chaotic, jam-packed life. You wake up in the morning drained and dreading the day. You are impatient with your friends and co-workers because you have too much on your mind. You yell at your kids when bedtime gets delayed because you know that you have a bunch of things to do that you don’t really want to do. You are not happy and you want to change that.
In this article I will tell you the 5 greatest challenges to reaching your dreams. You will be surprised how simple it is to overcome these challenges!
#1 – Not knowing what your dream is.
We all know that we want to be “happy” but most of us cannot define what that really means. So make a list. Be specific. Knowing what your goals are makes it much easier to get there.
#2 – Listening to what our brains are telling us.
Our own brains can be our biggest enemy. Our brains will tell us that we can’t change, that we can’t achieve anything worthwhile, that all is hopeless. These are all lies but we are hardwired to believe them. Learning to not listen to what our brain is telling us is very important. I know that when I started thinking about being a life coach my brain tried to talk me out of it every day. I learned to tell it to just shut up.
#3 – Listening to what other people are telling us.
We are, whether we ask for it or not, constantly inundated with other peoples opinions. What we shouldn’t do is believe everything that we are told. People bring their own experiences to a conversation…someone might have tried and failed at what you are trying to do so they will tell you that it’s hopeless. People aren’t going to stop telling you what to do but you can take it all with a grain of salt and do what YOU think you should do (taking into account #2 above).
#4 – Lack of accountability.
Ok, think New Years Resolutions. You make them on January 1st and have every intention of following through on them. By January 31st, or 15th, those intentions are gone. This is because you have no one to hold you accountable. No one to make sure that you follow through. Your friends can try but they have their own resolutions to let go of. You need accountability to follow through effectively.
#5 – Life.
Yes, the chaotic, jam-packed and exhausting life that moms, and every woman, leads everyday. That life is what interfered with us reaching our dreams in the first place and what allows us to keep putting them off “until things quiet down.” I am here to tell you that things will never quiet down. You need to make time in your day to reach your dreams or you will never do so.
So there you go. The 5 Greatest Challenges to Reaching Your Dreams. They are pretty simple, don’t you think? Not one of these challenges is beyond your abilities to overcome. All it takes is some knowledge, intention and guidance.
Overcoming these challenges in order to reach your dreams can be tough for many people, and it’s often much less challenging with some guidance. If you’d like help figuring out your dreams and paving a way to reach them, get in touch for your first free session with me.
I am a NYC based Certified Life Coach and mental health advocate. My writing has been published on The Huffington Post, Prevention, Psych Central, Pop Sugar, MSN and The Good Man Project, among others. I work with all kinds of people to help them go from depressed and overwhelmed to confident and happy in their relationships and in their world.