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Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust – how to really make those dreams come true


How are your big dreams coming along? No not the drop a dress size, cut out carbs and hope your life changes forever type of dreams. But those big hairy audacious dreams that scare the bejeezus out of you and make your knees knock together with cartoon hilarity. Only it’s not funny, is it?

I’m a great believer that if your dreams don’t make your jaw drop and keep you awake at least one night a week then you’re either playing safe, not need reading the right books or are taking Nytol. If you are stuck in MAD (Mediocre Average Dreams) and are looking for inspiration then may I suggest you take cruise around Pinterest (link) and see for yourself the wonders the world has to offer.

Hotels that look like they’ve been designed by Ridley Scott, homes that make Buckingham Palace look like an outhouse, interiors that activate drool glands you didn’t know you had and every divine travel location on the planet ready for your delectation. Not to mention the art works, jewellery, clothes and just wonders so sublime you didn’t know you would actually happily donate a kidney for until you had seen them.

Okay that’s a good starting point for those suffering with BGC (Big Goal Constipation) and can certainly, er, loosen up the braincells and get the inspiration flowing.  But for those of us who have lived for some time with a burning desire to reach for the stars no matter what it takes come and sit next to me.

Lonely isn’t it?  “Hard” doesn’t cover it.  Feeling the desperation too? Struggling with doubt and think you’ll never get there?  Wondering whether it might be better giving up and (the horror) being reasonable and learning to “settle”? Two words which might just pinprick your dream bubble for good – “why bother?” haunting you like Marley’s ghost?

Join the club. Having big dreams is a kind of psychic curse. You cannot rest until they’re fulfilled but there are no guarantees  Doubt and despair are your unhappy bedfellows and procrastination and fear the brakes that keep you mired in misery.

But it’s okay. It’s what gives you that wild look in your eye and I love that crazy look because it says you believe in your dream, you know it’s non-negotiable and that you will do whatever it takes. Passion, magical thinking and a burning desire to transcend the norm keeps you going and even though it’s tough, you are the ones who should be applauded and supported.

So here are a few words to comfort to salve the soul of the Big Dreamer and sustain you on that road less travelled.  See you at the end of rainbow.

    •    Faith in the unknown takes courage. Honour your bravery by acknowledging your fear. Tell it “I know it’s daunting but I’m excited too. I will get there”
    •    Create a Vision Board of your Big Dream so you can see every day why you are taking these baby steps
    •    Do something each day to move you one step closer
    •    Remember whatever happens something good will be gained on the journey to your goal
    •    Surround yourself with cheerleaders not nay sayers and do-downers.
    •    Remember to build in fun
    •    Enjoy the journey – it’s all part of the ride
    •    Decide not to struggle – expect it to be effortless
    •    Remember fortune favours the brave
    •    Take breaks, reconsider then have a run at it again
    •    Doubt acts like Domestos on dreams.  Keep positive in the face of all odds.
    •    Act “as if” you already had your goal
    •    You words like “when I have…” not “if I have..”
    •    Outsource, ask for help, get a coach
One of the best ways of reaching your goals is to hire the help of a life coach. Claim your free trail session by emailing me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and take that next step today


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