Live Your Best Life 10 Ways To Live Your Dreams

live your best life. 10 steps to live your dreams

Let’s talk about how to live your best life and live your dreams.

You have the ability to live your best life – you just have to recognize it and work hard. There are no limits to what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself and work hard towards the life you want.

So, don’t dream your life, live your dream 🙂 – Let this be your motto and personal mantra.

How To Live Your Best Life

I’m not lucky (otherwise I’d have won the lottery by now lol). I’ve been blessed and I’ve worked hard for everything I have. I’d like to share with you how I’ve been able to make my dreams a reality and live my dream life and how you can live your dreams too.

From time to time, we may look at someone and think “wow! that person is so lucky”. More often than not that we might feel that way because we don’t know how hard the person has worked for whatever they have, or we aren’t interested in doing what they have for them to live their dreams.

Either way, this type of thought can discourage you from living your dreams because it removes the responsibility from you to make it happen. You might get down on yourself and practice negative thinking. This is the first thing you need to work on.

To change your mindset from negative to positive may be challenging at first. However, repeating these positive morning affirmations will do wonders to improve your outlook and attitude.

10 Steps to Making your Dreams a Reality

10 Ways To Live Your Dreams

1. Dream Your Best Life

The first step to living your best life is to have a very clear and specific idea of your dreams and why they are important to you. 

The “why” is what’s going to help keep you motivated. 

2. Choose To Work Hard To Make Your Dreams Come True

To live your best life you have to be ready and willing to do what it takes. Put in the hard work and reap the rewards of living your dreams.

Making dreams a reality starts with a choice to do what needs to be done. 

For instance, if I want to be a ballet dancer, I first make the choice. Without this first step I would have trouble committing to the routines, diets and so on that would make that happen. 

If you don’t make the choice you’re setting yourself up for failure. Because once it gets tough, you’re going to want to quit.

Always remember that nothing worth having in life comes easy. 

3. Commit To Living Your Dreams

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.” – Peter F. Drucker

We have to first commit to making our dream or goals a reality because as mentioned when it gets tough, it’s easier to quit. 

We also have to commit to getting up when we’re knocked down because being successful sometimes requires failing and continuous learning. 

4. Plan The Path How To Live Your Best Life

Spend time making a solid and realistic plan. Having a clear goal and understanding why you want that goal is the foundation of a good plan.

Don’t rush it. Take the time to research and understand all that is involved at each stage. Skipping a stage or rushing would be detrimental to the outcome. 

If you happen to go off the plan, when you jump back in – revise the plan. No matter what, find a way to make it work.

5. Take action to live your dreams 

The exciting part – implementing your plan! This can be one of the hardest steps because it usually involves some sort of change or challenge.

It’s most likely out of your norm and so it requires a lot of determination, focus, and motivation. Allow yourself to experience it all because, in the end, everything will be worth it. 

6. Stay motivated To Living Your Best Life

Find your motivation and get excited about all the hard work involved.

Have a dream or vision board or have it saved on your phone or computer. Being able to constantly see your dream is an amazing motivator. When you feel like giving up, reach for that motivation.

Sometimes taking a step away and resting can reset us and we can often start back stronger. Whatever keeps your eye on the prize and motivates you, do that. 

For me, when I start feeling demotivated or hopeless, instead of giving up, I take a break and regroup. Sometimes it’s a pretty long break but it doesn’t mean that I no longer think the goal or dream isn’t worth it. I know I just have to find a way and tweak my plan but I may not be in that headspace at the time. Sometimes I am able to jump right back in and sometimes not – it’s ok and sometimes better to move on and try at another time. 

7. Work hard to live your dreams

I’m a firm believer that everything worth having comes with hard work. It’s also VERY rewarding to succeed at something that’s kicked our butts.

I’ve worked very hard at everything that means the most in my life – my kids, my marriage, my relationships with family and friends and material things – car, house etc.

Give it your all, so that even if it doesn’t pan out, you have no regrets because you tried everything and did your best! 

8. Be consistent on your path to living your best life

This goes hand in hand with being and staying motivated. Don’t start off enthusiastically and then lose momentum if the goal taking longer than expected.

Who doesn’t love some instant results and gratification? I know I do!

But in life, some things happen faster than others. Some feel more rewarding than others. It’s what life’s all about.

I can’t tell you how often I was, and still am impatient when things don’t happen as quickly as I expect or want it to. How often I wanted to quit because I wanted something faster.

And, in the same breath, I can’t tell you how often staying consistent with my actions has ensured that I achieved my dreams.

If something is not working and is no longer aligned with your goals, edit your plans, and realign everything. If you need to take a break, please take it.

Pausing does not mean that you’re giving up. It means that you’re strong enough and believe in yourself enough to know that you need something else right now to keep you going in the long run.

No matter what, don’t give up, push through and ensure you don’t short change yourself.

Consistency is key to long term gains – remember, sometimes slow and steady wins!

9. Don’t let fear get the best of you

It can be intimidating and fearful to enter the unknown,- to push past your comfort zones. Most times though, overcoming fear is how you get to your dreams. 

When you are fearful to the point of wanting to give up, just think of how far you’ve already come and how much you want it. At the end of the day, it’s better to have tried everything in your power than to have regrets after the fact.

It is also better to live the life you have dreamed of instead of staying in your current situation and never trying to fulfill your dreams.

10. Learn from mistakes and tweak your plans

When your plan doesn’t work it’s easy to feel defeated and hopeless.

There is power in failure, though, in learning from it and growing – making your mistakes work for you.

Everything happens for a reason – it’s always easy to see the good in a happy situation but you also need to see the good in owning and learning from your mistakes.

When you make mistakes and learn from them, you aren’t defeated, you’re actually closer to making your dream reality and living your best life. You now know what has not worked and what you can try next.

Enjoy Living Your Best Life!

Be proud of your all of your achievements and celebrate them. Allow yourself to bask in the awesomeness!!!

You deserve to be happy and live your best life.

Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear about your dreams – those that you still aspire to and those that you’ve achieved! 

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28 thoughts on “Live Your Best Life – 10 Ways To Live Your Dreams”

  1. So much yes! Too often we don’t take the time to properly celebrate our achievements and acknowledge all our hard work that went into it. Great blog hun… bask in the awesomeness ! ?

    1. curlybunmom

      Thanks, Maria. Yes, I love that! let’s bask 🙂

  2. Love this post and all your tips. You absolutely need to have a plan in place in order to make things happen.

  3. I love this. I love how you specify “commit”, that is one step I forget that leads to failure

    1. curlybunmom

      Thanks, Renee. That was definitely a HUGE game changer for me! It 100% works.

  4. Thank you for your insight. This is something I am trying to do more of change my mindset so I can bring more positivity instead of negativity. 2020 is my year.

    1. curlybunmom

      Yes, Dawn! You can do this, especially with that mindset. You’re gonna be great in 2020!
      So glad the post was helpful 🙂

  5. I would say the planning step is currently my weakest point. I “plan” all the time in my head, but I don’t often write it down which in turn makes it easier to forget or not commit to.

    1. curlybunmom

      That’s so true Jennie. Maybe you can start off small – write one at a time and work on it

  6. Great tips, if I wasn’t such a procrastinator! Lol. I have always done my best work right before it’s due (college papers, cleaning my house before people come over). I need to get better at setting a time limit for my goals.

    1. curlybunmom

      Thanks, Marissa. My husband is a HUGE procrastinator as well. Setting small goals is gold for him (and us). It helps him want to get started and then it actually builds momentum and sometimes he ends up not only completing the small but doing more!

  7. Such a great list! We all can definitely learn from our mistakes. I tell my kids all the time that we learn through failure!

    1. curlybunmom

      Thanks, Adriane. Such a great lesson to teach your kiddos.

  8. These are great tips for making a dream a reality. Definitely set actionable goals and work on achieving them. It’s always scary to fail and easier not to try..

    1. curlybunmom

      Thanks, Maria. So true! I’ve found that even when I fail, I feel proud that I tried and often, the lessons learned from the failure help me with a better approach to achieving my dream.

  9. I couldn’t agree with this more! Staying motivated and not giving in to fear are big things I’ve been working on lately! Sometimes we just have to do it scared!

    1. curlybunmom

      Thanks, Jen (AWESOME name, btw 🙂 )
      I couldn’t agree more – do it scared!!! I know you can do it! 2020 is your year to live your dreams 🙂

  10. Being committed is the biggest thing to do. If you’re going to do something, and you want it bad enough. You have to commit too it, even on days that you might not want to do it, you still need to do it regardless.

  11. Christine

    Love it! I definitely think a well laid out plan is so essential. It can be so easy to want something and just jump into it but then it’s hard to stay committed to

    1. curlybunmom

      Thanks, Christine. That’s so true – a plan helps you to keep your eye on the prize!

  12. Everything seems easy enough until you get to the ”stay motivated” part, haha! That’s the tricky part for me.

    1. curlybunmom

      Try breaking up your goals even more. It REALLY helps with feeling proud of yourself and the sense of accomplishment helps to build momentum and keep you motivated.

  13. Totally need this right now. I am all about starting something new this year to build a foundation for my future. Very helpful tips!

    1. curlybunmom

      I’m SO happy this post has helped you, Rianna. All the best with your journey this year!

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