How To Achieve Your Dreams, Step By Step

How To Achieve Your Dreams, Step By Step

Your dreams are totally possible, you CAN do it.


Picture yourself achieving your biggest dream. What is it? Becoming a doctor, getting rich and famous, becoming the president, what about getting married or becoming a parent? Keep your eyes closed and picture everything that would be around you. Where are you at? Who's there? What are you wearing? How do you feel? What do you hear? What does it smell like?

Now, open your eyes. Hang on to that dream and those feelings because I am about to give you step by step instructions of how to get there because it IS possible and you CAN do it. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, "the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Follow these steps to make your dreams come true.

1. Develop Your Dream

Think of an ultimate, obtainable goal that will have you complete your dream. While performing this step, think of what you're truly passionate about and what you want to accomplish. If your dream is to change the world that's great, but narrow it down. What about the world do you want to change? Do you want to help people or the environment? By narrowing it down and coming up with one feasible goal, it is so much easier to begin working on accomplishing your dream.

2. Picture and Plan That Dream

It helps to picture every detail and to picture yourself doing every step of the process to reach your dream. Picturing the future journey will help you come up with a plan. In order to plan your dream you must create a step by step guide on how to get from where you are now to where you ultimately want to be. Part of this planning is thinking about everything you could do to help you achieve your dream sooner and more precisely. This is the step is where determination and dedication come in. You HAVE to be determined and dedicated to complete the plan for this project. While at times coming up with a plan can be intimidating and you may experience some self-doubt, just remember this quote by Walt Disney "all of our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." And I think we all agree he knows a little something about making dreams come true.

3. Put That Plan Into Action!

This is the hardest and most critical step. This step will take time and energy, but you must remember to never give up on yourself and your dream! While performing this step, be sure you stick to the plan and fully carry out every piece of it. This is also where self-discipline comes into play. You have to stay with it. You may even fail a time or two before you fully achieve the dream. Don't be afraid to go back and revise your plan and then try again. It might even take years for you to fully achieve your dream. Attaining your dream is for you. Don't let yourself down.

Remember that there is no dream too small, too large, too stupid or too hard to achieve. Don't ever let anyone tell you that your dream isn't important! Never give up on your dreams and most importantly, never give up on yourself!

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A Letter To My Freshman Dorm Room As I Pack Up My Things

Somehow a 15' x 12' room became a home.


Dear Geary 411,

With your creaky beds, concrete walls, and mismatched tile floors, you are easily overlooked as just another room we were randomly assigned to— but you were different. Inside your old walls, I have made some of the best memories of my life that I will hold on to forever.

Thank you for welcoming my neighbors in with open arms who quickly became friends who didn't knock and walked in like you were their own.

I feel like an apology is needed.

We're sorry for blaring the music so loud while getting ready and acting like we can actually sing when, in reality, we know we can't. Sorry for the dance parties that got a bit out of control and ended with us standing on the desks. Sorry for the cases of the late-night giggles that came out of nowhere and just would not go away. Sorry for the homesick cries and the "I failed my test" cries and the "I'm dropping out" cries. We're sorry for hating you at first. All we saw was a tiny and insanely hot room, we had no idea what you would bring to us.

Thank you for providing me with memories of my first college friends and college experiences.

As I stand at the door looking at the bare room that I first walked into nine months ago I see so much more than just a room. I see lots and lots of dinners being eaten at the desks filled with stories of our days. I see three girls sitting on the floor laughing at God knows what. I see late night ice cream runs and dance battles. I see long nights of homework and much-needed naps. Most importantly, I look at the bed and see a girl who sat and watched her parents leave in August and was absolutely terrified, and as I lock you up for the last time today, I am so proud of who that terrified girl is now and how much she has grown.

Thank you for being a space where I could grow, where I was tested physically, mentally and emotionally and for being my home for a year.


A girl who is sad to go

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The Path Ahead Of Me

Create your own path to find yourself and the life you wish to live.


"Fortunately, the sun has a wonderfully glorious habit of rising every morning. When the sky lightened, when the birds awoke, I knew I would never again see anything so splendid as the round red sun coming up over the Earth." Sam Gribley had an outlook on life that many people fail to see.

We often get stuck in the movements and routines of our day. We forget to live a little and enjoy our time here on our precious Earth. Lately, I myself have fallen into these motions and felt like a puppet in my own life. The simplest of solutions have lifted my spirits and have started to bring me back to my previous ways. Although Sam is a fictional character, he has a lot of truth behind his words. Each day the sun will rise, so no matter how hard yesterday was tomorrow is always a fresh start.

A few changes I have realized in myself are I have been making less negative comments and I have felt more confident. With the negativity changing in myself, I have also tried to make others more positive when they are down. I have had more confidence in my own abilities as a student and with the way, I look each day. Putting my own self down wouldn't get me anywhere in life.

While reading "My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George, I felt inspired to take on more challenges in life and have higher standards. The life I live will be filled with positive people, good memories, and I will strive each day toward my goals. Each of us has our own mountain to conquer and I take mine day by day with my head high and towards the sun.

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