It's important to have aspirations. It's also important not to create a sense of separation between where you are and where you want to be. I like to think of it as six degrees of separation but for life aspirations. You're never so far from the life that you want. For example, most of us … Continue reading Six degrees of separation
I think one of the most common things that holds us back and stops us achieving our goals/aspirations is not focusing on the long term. You're so focused on every little thing that you have to do right now that you're missing the bigger picture. It might seem like it takes a lot of effort … Continue reading Holding yourself back
Sometimes the life paths we choose end up getting distorted by distractions and we end up making choices to reach goals that we don't even really aspire to. You might find that in order to move forwards, you actually need to go back and figure out what you really wanted in the first place. Many … Continue reading Remembering the dream
When you're creating your dream life, you might think of things such as where you'll live, what sort of home you'd like, how you'll earn an income, how you'll spend your free time and so on. But when there is equal appeal for conflicting choices, how do you decide? Essentially it requires you to let … Continue reading Which dreams are worth pursuing?
When it comes to making decisions you might find yourself paralysed, stagnant and making no progress in life because you're scared of making the wrong choice. Weeks, months or even years can go by and when you look back on your life you'll find that very little has changed. It could be about work, friends, … Continue reading The ‘wrong choice’ could be the best choice
Where you are right now might not be where you wish you were. But it's important to accept it. You may have a detailed dream life that feels a million miles from you're current life. And so you focus on the future to distract yourself from your current circumstances. Perhaps there are feelings of embarrassment, … Continue reading Accepting where you’re at
You convince yourself that you have to work hard, overcome struggle and become something else in order to 'make it'. Then once you make it you'll be happy. Perhaps it would be considered childish or silly but what if you could just enjoy life, right now. Is it possible that you can be joyful without … Continue reading Just be happy
We often end up pushing what we really want to the side in favour of something considered more realistic. The point in having a dream life is being able to acknowledge and accept that where you are may not be where you want to be, then finding ways to bridge that gap. It's not about … Continue reading What’s the point in having a dream life?
There is a popular saying goes something like 'insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results'. But what's worth understanding is that sometimes you need to do the same thing over and over again. Take meditation for example, it's very rare that you get it the first time. It could take ten times, … Continue reading Knowing when to pivot
I've always held writing to a high esteem, to such a high esteem that I always considered it to be out of my reach. It's undeniable that in the 9+ years I've been sharing my writing online, I've improved quite a lot. Yet, I always told myself that I could never be a proper writer. … Continue reading On finally becoming a writer