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“Should I pursue my dream?”  That’s what most of ask many times in our lifetime. Or perhaps you’re feeling lost or unsure about how to achieve your dreams in life, don’t worry! In this article, we’ll explore six questions that can help decide if you should pursue that dream and they can help you achieve your dreams in life.

Regular self-reflection and evaluation of progress towards goals can also be helpful. And it can help you successfully pursue your passion and purpose in life. Reflecting on what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done can help people stay focused on their goals and adjust their approach if needed. research suggests that the questions we ask ourselves can have a significant impact on our behavior, emotions, and well-being. By becoming more aware of our internal dialogue and actively engaging in self-inquiry and goal setting, we can work towards improving our mental health and achieving our goals.

By taking the time to reflect on these questions, you can gain clarity on what you truly want and develop a plan to turn your dreams into achievable goals.

Here are 6 Questions to Ask Yourself To Answer the Question, “Should I pursue my dream?”

What is my highest priority in life?

To align your life goals with your inner passion, you need to know what’s most important for you to experience, explore or embrace. Think about the activities you enjoyed as a child and your current hobbies to find your true joy. When your goals are in sync with your soul, synchronicity guides you to your target.

t’s important to remember that aligning your life goals with your inner passion is a continuous process that requires self-reflection and introspection. As you grow and evolve as a person, your passions and desires may change, and it’s crucial to re-evaluate and adjust your goals accordingly. Don’t be afraid to explore new experiences and try out new things to help you discover your true joy and purpose.

While it’s important to pursue your passion, it’s also important to set realistic goals that are achievable. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you experience setbacks or failures along the way. Instead, view them as learning opportunities and use them to help you refine and adjust your approach. It’s also helpful to break down your larger goals into smaller, more manageable steps that you can take action on every day.

Remember that pursuing your passion and aligning your life goals with your inner passion takes courage and persistence. Don’t let fear or self-doubt hold you back from pursuing your dreams. Instead, use that passion and drive to fuel your vision and take action towards achieving your goals. With dedication and hard work, you can live a life that is aligned with your passions and purpose.

Is this my dream or someone else’s?

Are your goals a reflection of your own desires or what others think you should strive for? Remember that playing it safe won’t necessarily lead to a fulfilling life. Pursuing your own dream isn’t selfish; in fact, it allows you to give more to others.

It’s common to feel pressure from family, friends, or society at large to pursue certain goals or careers. However, it’s important to take the time to reflect on whether these goals truly align with our own desires and passions. When we allow ourselves to be guided by external expectations or pressure, we may find ourselves pursuing a path that feels unfulfilling or unsatisfying.

While it can be scary to pursue our own dreams and passions, playing it safe won’t necessarily lead to a fulfilling life. By taking risks and following our hearts, we may discover new opportunities and experiences that we never thought possible. Additionally, when we’re able to align our passions with our work and personal pursuits, we’re more likely to find a sense of purpose and meaning in our lives.

Pursuing our own dreams and passions isn’t selfish; in fact, it can allow us to give more to others. When we’re happy and fulfilled in our own lives, we’re better able to show up for our loved ones and contribute positively to our communities. By pursuing our own dreams, we may even inspire others to do the same, creating a ripple effect of positivity and fulfillment.

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that we are the ultimate architects of our own lives. While it can be tempting to allow others to shape our goals and aspirations, the most fulfilling and rewarding path is often one that we carve out for ourselves. By taking the time to reflect on our own desires and passions, we can create a life that’s truly our own, and find joy, meaning, and purpose along the way.

Are I settling for less?

Have you compromised on your dream or accepted less than your full share of love, health and success? Living a life that doesn’t align with your passions will never make you happy.

Living a life that doesn’t align with your passions can lead to a feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction. When we compromise on our dreams or accept less than our full share of love, health, and success, we can find ourselves living a life that feels unfulfilling and lacking in purpose. This can have negative effects on our mental and emotional well-being, as we struggle to find meaning and satisfaction in our daily lives.

Furthermore, compromising on our dreams can have a ripple effect on our relationships and personal life. When we’re not happy with our own lives, it can be difficult to maintain healthy and positive relationships with others. We may become resentful, bitter, or disengaged, which can lead to conflicts and misunderstandings. It’s important to prioritize our own happiness and fulfillment in order to maintain healthy relationships with those around us.

It’s never too late to pursue our dreams and create a life that aligns with our passions. While it may require hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, the rewards of living a life that’s true to ourselves can be immense. When we’re able to align our passions with our daily work and personal pursuits, we’re more likely to find a sense of purpose, joy, and satisfaction in our lives.

Ultimately, the decision to pursue our dreams and live a life that aligns with our passions is ours alone. While it may require stepping out of our comfort zones and taking risks, the potential rewards are well worth it. By committing to our dreams and refusing to compromise on our values and desires, we can create a life that’s full of meaning, purpose, and happiness.

How will I feel when I achieve your dream?

Visualize the feeling of living your dream and let that passion fuel your vision.

Visualizing the feeling of living your dream can be a powerful tool for achieving success. When you can clearly envision what it would feel like to have accomplished your goals, it provides motivation to keep pushing forward. By focusing your attention on the positive emotions associated with living your dream, you can channel that energy into your vision and allow it to fuel your success.

A premise of Huna, a Hawaiian spiritual practice is “Where your creative attention flows, so flows your life.” Where your creative attention flows, so flows your life” highlights the importance of focusing on the right things in order to achieve success. If you’re constantly worrying about negative outcomes, you’re more likely to attract those negative experiences into your life. But if you focus on the positive aspects of your vision and pour your creative energy into those areas, you’re more likely to attract positive outcomes and achieve success.

By using visualization techniques and focusing on the positive aspects of your vision, you can tap into the power of the Law of Attraction to bring your dreams to life. When you hold a clear and vivid image of your desired outcome in your mind, you send a powerful message to the universe that you’re ready to receive it. By staying focused on your vision and using your creative energy to fuel your passion, you can align yourself with the forces of the universe and manifest the life of your dreams.

What steps can I take today to make my dream a reality?

One of the most important things you can do to achieve your dream is to take action. This means not deferring your dream to a later time but instead, taking steps today towards making it a reality. The first step towards taking action is to set up support systems that help you translate your intentions into action. This could be in the form of an accountability partner or mentor who can provide guidance and support as you work towards your goals.

In addition to setting up support systems, it’s important to break down your larger dream into smaller, more manageable projects. This helps you to stay motivated and focused, and it also enables you to track your progress. When you can see the progress you are making, it helps you stay motivated and committed to your vision.

Another important aspect of taking action is to remain open to new opportunities and ideas. This means being willing to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things. When you are open to new experiences, it helps you to expand your perspective and gain new insights that can be valuable in achieving your dream.

It’s important to remember that taking action towards your dream is not a one-time event, but a continual process. You will face challenges and setbacks along the way, but these are opportunities to learn and grow. By remaining committed to your vision and taking action every day, you can create a life that is aligned with your passions and purpose.

Are I telling myself “I can’t have my dream?”

Many people don’t believe they can live their dream due to limiting beliefs.

Limiting beliefs are a major obstacle to achieving our dreams. We may doubt our abilities or feel that we don’t deserve success. These negative thoughts can be so ingrained in our minds that they become self-fulfilling prophecies. But it’s important to remember that we have the power to change our thinking and break free from these limiting beliefs. By focusing on our strengths and taking small steps towards our goals, we can gradually build the confidence and momentum we need to make our dreams a reality.

Remember that everyone has a dream and is destined to fulfill their purpose. Don’t wait to make it a reality.

Perhaps you’re thinking, “Leisa I am to sick to make my dreams a reality.”

Sure, I get it, chronic illness can present significant challenges to achieving one’s dreams, but it’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to mean giving up on them altogether.When faced with a chronic illness, it’s essential to modify your goals and dreams to align with your current reality. This doesn’t mean giving up on your dreams, but rather finding ways to adapt and adjust them to suit your abilities and limitations.


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