Did you define your dream life? Did you really think about what you would do with yourself if you had no obstacles? Did you write it down?
 
If so, you are probably saying, “Ok, so now what? This is never going to be possible.”
 

Whatever your dream life involves, you must believe that it CAN happen.

One thing is certain, if you don’t believe it is possible, you are right. It is not.

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What is holding you back from your ideal life?


 
The second step to achieving your dream is identifying the obstacles. Without a doubt, the most common reason cited for not living your dream is money: more accurately, the lack of it. Is this one of your obstacles? I know it was for me.
  But don’t give up.
 
We will discuss multiple ways to attack and overcome this obstacle. It can be done, and it doesn’t involve going to jail! However, it is such gong to be a topic covered in and of itself in a future post, so for now, let’s identify remaining obstacles.
 
Is timing an issue? Sometimes we think, “Well, next month or next year, I’ll be in a better position to make a change.” Really? Why? What will be different from now? Have you ever heard new parents say, “We weren’t ready for a child, but we didn’t have much choice and it has worked out fine.” People have a way of dealing with situations when there is no other choice.
 
If you wait for the “ideal” situation to take action, it will never come.
 
In my personal case, for example, I want to travel. My kids, however, are in their final years of high school and do not share my desire. That’s ok. I have simply planned to start my dream life as soon as my youngest graduates. And there is a mountain of things I am doing now to prepare for that day! If time or an event is an obstacle for you, write it down. What can you be doing now, today?

 What else is holding you back? Remember, there are no right or wrong answers her, but you MUST be honest with yourself.
 
Dig deep. Most of the time, you will find what’s holding you back from your perfect life is…you.

Sound accurate?