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Top 7 Ways To Hold On To Your Dreams

By Deborah Brown

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Have you given up on your dreams? Would you like to get them back? Many of us give up on our dreams. Often our dreams slip away without our even realizing it. Our dreams are who we are. They give us an incentive to get out of bed everyday. They are the reason we were born, and our destiny to fulfill while we are here. They are within your grasp. And yes, they can come true. It's up to you to decide if they will.

What can you do if you've given up on your dreams? Follow these easy steps:

  1. Remember you are worth it.

    You deserve to live your dreams. Recognizing this is the hardest and most necessary step. Most of us think that only other people get to live their dreams. Only other people are lucky enough, not us. We think we don't deserve it but the only thing these thoughts do is keep us from moving forward.

  2. Remember that your dreams are important.

    Once you know how important living your dreams is to your health and mental well being, then you can bring them dreams back into your life. The only way to really live your dreams is to make them a priority. Without this focus they cannot become a reality.

  3. Remember that you have dreams.

    Maybe you are thinking "I don't remember what my dreams were," or "I don't have a dream." You know what they are, you really do. Everyone has a dream, we just push them down so we don't have to do anything about them. Let them surface again so you can fulfill them.

  4. Remember that fear is part of the process.

    There are times when you will wonder if you have what it takes to fulfill your dreams. Fear is a normal part of human nature. Accept that fear will occur during this process that you don't need to worry about it. The only way past fear is through it and not around it. You can do it!

  5. Remember that you cannot live your dreams alone.
    Part of living your dreams is having someone to share them with. Do you ask for help, or do you do everything on your own? I bet there are people out there who want to contribute and help you along the way but you won't let them. Ask for support and stop being so stubborn. Do you really want to live your dreams by yourself?

  6. Remember that action is what propels you forward.

    Your life is moving forward whether you are working toward your dreams or not. So, wouldn't it be better to do one thing each day that will get you closer to your dreams? It could be as simple as making a phone call, sending an email, or doing some research on the Internet. Dreams are attained through the little steps until, one day, you discover that you are living your dreams. Why not move yourself forward today?

  7. Remember -- don't give up.

    Perseverance always wins out in the end. You can't get to the finish line unless you play the game and hanging tough through the tough times is what gets you to the goal. So, don't give up!

Deborah Brown, a noted success coach and motivational speaker supporting people by helping them remove obstacles so they can reach their goals and surpass their dreams. Deborah has helped clients locate careers they love, find intimate relationships, and have their needs met by family, friends, and co-workers. Having a life you love starts when you believe you can. Deborah helps you believe that you can.

To learn more visit:, send an email to or call (212) 586-0787


Article Submitted On: February 06, 2001