1. What are the most essential and deepest priorities in your life?
What's most vital for you to experience, explore or embrace in this life?
What would these super important things be if you could instantly click a button and make them happen?
If you cannot answer this question, your life goals may be on a different trajectory from your true purpose. If you remain unaligned with your most profound truth, your external intentions and actions will also be unaligned. In this case, you will experience stress, frustration, inner conflict, and a lack of power to attract the right people and situations to live an authentic life.
Get glued to your truth. What activities do you genuinely enjoy from the bottom of your heart? Which are your hobbies?
Inside the things you enjoy the most lie the answer to the what you want to experience. This is why you enjoy these things. Isolate these essential aspects, qualities, or experiences. Synchronicity guides you to your target when you align your goals and your heart.
2. Is your dream yours?
Are your goals something you and you alone discovered you desire or are they something you think you should pursue because everybody you admire desires these things too?
Do you want to look back at your life when you are old in regret of constantly compromising and not following your true wishes? Would you then regret having played it safe or pleasing the crowd? Do you believe is selfish to go unapologetically after your own truth and dreams?
How to live a happy life and build beautiful and authentic relationships when you cannot allow yourself to be truthful about what you want and pursue YOUR intrinsic passions?
3. Are you selling yourself short?
Have you resigned internally? Did you convince yourself of less than 100% true love, health, happiness, and success during this lifetime?
Have you agreed to delete and "kill" your deepest dreams as impossible and "forgettable"?
Anything short of living your truth 100% cannot and will not make you happy - it is simply impossible to fulfill your very soul with compromises.
4. What will it feel like when you reach your destination and life's dream?
Can you dive into your life's dream and feel the exhilaration of achieving it? If not, you have yet to think about it seriously enough.
Your life's purpose and your passion should be one. It is vital to take time and envision your dream life so clearly that you ensure you will truly pursue it.
I read somewhere one of the Hawaiian Huna Principles - MAKIA - which says: Energy flows where attention goes.
This principle of course is in all traditions.
Put your attention as deeply as possible on your most profound dreams.
5. What practical actions can you take today toward your Life's Dream?
Make sure not to put off your dream for a later time. Create support systems around you to help yourself turn your intentions into action and real-life experiences. Take on every opportunity that is on the same page with your vision about your life's dream.
What more minor actions and results can you generate that lead to your more significant dream?
Let's say, if you dream of opening your own restaurant, start by finding a job in a local restaurant first. If you dream of becoming a mountain marathon champion one day, start by finding a team you admire, try to become a first member, and just start training.
And find a way to measure your progress. Track those little wins-by writing in an organized journal of your progress or sharing your successes online with your social circle.
Make it real by taking some action today!
6. Are you telling yourself: "I can't" or "It is too hard"?
Most people don't believe in themselves enough. They don't think they can really live their authentic life and manifest their dreams.
The majority are conditioned to believe either that they can't survive financially doing what they love or that they don't genuinely deserve something truly great in their life. And as Henry Ford said: "Whether you believe you can or you can't, you are right!"
To avoid the pain of knowing we will not live our dream, we keep our most profound visions so buried we can't remember we ever had any.
You can start changing that today.
The clock is ticking!
Life is short...
What are you waiting for?
About the Author
Northern Deer Alexander is the founder of The WOW Academy. When he is not working with his students, he enjoys leading shamanic journeys and meditation sessions, going for walks, traveling and meeting new people, engaging in energetic and physical training, reading books, and creating online courses on spirituality and personal development.