Put Your Imagination to Work and Take Positive Steps to Create the Life You Really Want!
Are you dreaming your life away?
“You’ll be surprised what you can achieve once your subconscious is working for you, instead of the other way around.” — Jill Reid | Real Life
Wondering why you never get what you really want?
You think about it all the time —having a successful career, financial stability, the perfect relationship.
And while thoughts of a perfect life fill your brain, you can’t help feeling sorry for yourself. That’s when the questions start pouring in:
Why does everyone else get the breaks?
When will I find someone I can really connect with, even love?
What am I doing wrong?
Here’s an excerpt from a story in Real Life that may help to answer a few of those questions.
“I wish I were thinner. I’d get more dates if I lost thirty pounds.”
“I wish I could lift heavier weights like the other guys in the gym so I don’t look so weak.”
“I wish I had a better job so I could make more money.”
We all do it, imagining how wonderful our lives would be if only …
And that’s when our “wish list” begins to grow. Fueled by rationalizations that our lives would be perfect if circumstances, people, or opportunities were better, or bigger, or newer, we fantasize about how our lives would blossom into a perfect mix of success and happiness.
But there’s a hitch in this thought process …
A wish is usually all about the outcome—we want to be thinner, healthier, better looking, more popular, wealthier, stronger, smarter. But how do we get there?
That’s why they’re called wishes—little wisps of fantasy, without substance, motivation, or any kind of game plan to accomplish the outcome.
The result? A cycle of self-defeating disappointment: Wishes = Fantasy = Failure.
Wishing for what we don’t have centers our focus on what’s missing.
And it keeps our real goals, the things we actually could accomplish, right where they are—in a state of hibernation, never to be fulfilled.
Does that mean we should stop dreaming about a better life?
In health & happiness,
Jill Reid is the author of Real Life, Discover Your Personal Truth, Life in Small Doses, and Please God, Make Me A Writer. Her books, videos, and newsletter explore life, relationships, health, and personal success strategies for working through the challenges of everyday life.
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