How to Overcome What Stops You From Creating your Dream Design Lifestyle

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So, you want to create a dream design lifestyle? One that gives you the freedom to live life your way, offers you fulfillment, and brings some meaning into your life.

With the continued rising trend of online businesses providing the means for you to do what you love for a living, it’s entirely possible to build your own version of the dream life.

But there’s a problem, right?

Creating your own Dream Design is a pretty large task. In fact, most people will only ever dream and never actually attempt to follow them. They just don’t believe it’s possible, so they never try.

Over 70% of people will never achieve their “dream job.” That’s a pretty big number and only taking into account already established jobs that people aspire to go after.

Let’s pretend those numbers are accurate and imagine they take into consideration those who are trying to create their own dream jobs. That means there is a 30% chance that you will be able to leap all the hurdles and create the lifestyle you dream of.

Those are not the greatest odds, but not bad either. So why don’t more people reach for and attain their dreams?

I’ve found a few reasons that manage to stop or stall any progress towards the fulfillment of dreams.

Money

One of the top reasons why people don’t start the path towards creating a dream lifestyle is money. You don’t make enough from your current job. You don’t have enough capital to invest into a start up idea. Of course you don’t. It’s hard enough just to pay all the bills and put food on the table. After all, if money wasn’t an issue we could all be living the dream life.

This is a totally legit reason why most people aren’t living the life they desire. It’s also a reason that can easily be eradicated. Despite what you may think, you don’t need much of any money to get started toward creating that life that could set you free.

If you have enough money to pay for Internet connection, you have enough to start creating your own dream design lifestyle. I started with less than a hundred dollar initial investment and have maintained at less than ten bucks a month. Doable right?

Time

Time is always of the essence. There’s never enough time in the day to do the things we set out to do and time is money. Why would you give up the few hours a day you do have to work towards something that may never come to fruition?

It’s called risk. You take the time you do have, even if it’s an hour a day and use it to start taking actionable steps in the direction of your future desired results. Try eliminating the time you spend watching television, playing video games, or doing a hobby and use that time to start working towards your dreams.

Worst case scenario, if you really don’t have any time to work on your dream design, get up an hour earlier or go to bed an hour later and use that time to get to work. It may not seem like much time, but if you are using it wisely, you can get pretty far in a weeks time. After awhile, you may just be able to come up with an extra hour or two to keep working.

When it comes down to it, it’s really not a matter of if you have time, but if your time is worth using towards creating that dream that lurks inside.

Fear

“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice.” 
― Will Smith

Fear is everywhere and in all of us. It’s a natural reaction to a perceived threat that may or may not cause us harm. Whether it’s fear of failure, fear of humiliation, fear of not being good enough, fear of success, fear of the unknown, …

Fear sucks! It’s like this big wall that comes out of nowhere whenever we set out to try something new or different. It’s our minds way of giving us a warning that all may not go the way we want it to and it scares the hell out of us because let’s face it, we really hate it when things don’t go as planned.

After all, that’s what we’re used to. We are used to knowing what comes next. We’ve been taught to take the main roads and just get to where we are headed because it’s the safest and fastest route. We’re taught that fear is a bad thing. We’ve been led to believe that fear means bad and to turn around when it approaches.

The good news is most of what we’ve been led to believe about fear is all wrong. That quote is dead on. Fear is not real. Danger is one thing, but fear, it can be eliminated. With a little shift in perception of how you view current fearful situations, you can easily turn fear into an opportunity.

After all, that’s where it starts. Perception can be the fuel to start the fire towards something spectacular or it can be the storm that destroys your hopes and dreams.

What perceptual changes can you make to allow you to overcome what stops you from creating your dream design lifestyle? Please share in the comments.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I find it funny that kids want to wait until they’re older and more experienced to pursue their dreams. It seems like it simply gets harder to go after what you want when you’re old. I mean, looking back, wouldn’t you say that college was the ideal time to go after what you wanted?

    • says

      I would say that yes, college would be a good time to go after what you want in life. Personally, it took me years of just going with the flow and jumping through different jobs to even decide I wanted to go to college. When I started going back to school, that’s when I also started to start going after what I wanted.

      As for an ideal time, I’m not so sure there is one. In a perfect world, everyone would pursue their dreams all the time. As far as people pursuing them after they’re a little older or “more experienced” I would say definitely don’t wait for experience because we gain that as we go along.

      From what I’ve seen, it may take those people who begin the journey a lot longer for a few reasons. They didn’t know what they wanted so they just did what was “expected.” Maybe they didn’t wake up to the fact that they should be going after what they wanted or perhaps they just didn’t think it would have been possible for them until now.

      My point is that the ideal time for following your dreams, is when you realize you can. Thanks for the thought provoking question/statement.

  2. Ron says

    By reading this I would say money and a little fear. I own a business and in a way I am not afraid of trying something new but without money to hire people I can’t move forward. Yes, I can hire someone and take that leap of faith but WHAT IF it doesn’t work. Now I have to fire someone BUT ! What if it works ? I guess my problem is I think with my heart and not my head.

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