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Rockin' Recovery

By: Super Star

Rockin' Recovery is the blog of Super Star, who chose to stay sober one day at a time after surviving an almost 15-year battle with addiction. He left the crack houses to mingle with Hollywood’s elite, which culminated in the creation of an all-star CD featuring his childhood musical heroes. Artists on the CD include current and former members of Kiss, Heart, The Goo Goo Dolls, Dokken and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He now devotes his life to educating others about the prevention and treatment of addiction.

 

How to realize your DREAM!


Nov 27, 2012

Have you ever had a dream? Have you already accomplished one or more of your dreams? Is your dream something that you want to do full time; perhaps create a new career? Become a majestic painter? Maybe live on a houseboat sailing the ocean to places unknown? Or do you want to learn to play guitar or better yet, play guitar on stage with a member of your favorite band?  Whatever your dream is, it’s as real as you can make it. But this can only be achieved if you can first be very clear about what it is you seek.

Identifying your dream is obviously a significant step in the process of obtaining it. But just as important is the psychology, the mental mindset that is needed to obtain what it is that you seek. The thinking that you can turn every single one of those perceived excuses, obstacles and limiting beliefs into little gold nuggets will be key in providing you the fuel you will need to see the eventual solutions to your challenges that you will undoubtedly face you along your journey towards realizing your dream.

How to reach your dreamsHow many times during your life time have you given up on solving a problem or not moving forward with something because you felt the problems within were too difficult to overcome. For most of us, this is a daily reality and so many people have given up on their dreams entirely because of this. What a tragedy to go through life without having experienced the dream within your heart.

So what is the difference between you and someone else who made their dream come true? Their belief within themselves.

I believe our dreams and goals are a compass for our heart at the most fundamental level. Dreams also referred to as thoughts or visions of our future wishes and desires are gifts given to us by our Creator. And my belief is that along with that dream come all the resources we will ever need to make it a reality. Our dreams and all those things we’d like to accomplish are just beyond that gap between where you see yourself today and where you would like to be in the future. Each one of them is unique in their own right. But make no mistake there is a lot of work that comes deep within the gap from where you are now and where your dream awaits.

So how do you get from here to there? What does it take for you to take this thought, wish, or desire and manifest it into your reality? Well, first we must identify very clearly what our dream is!

I relate having a dream or a sense of purpose to that of being in love. When thinking of my dreams, I feel a sense of love or connection to myself. When you are in love, your entire world feels happier and seems brighter, doesn’t it? You wake up feeling excited and delighted to be alive. When you are in love everything seems right with the world. All of life's challenges feel minor and easier to manage. Being in love and having a dream can illicit very similar feelings; pleasure, positivity and fulfillment. These are the feelings that provide the energy and enthusiasm that is needed along the path toward realizing your aspirations. Attaching a dream to fulfilling a deeper purpose for your life can provide a never-ending source of joy and contentment.

So what is your dream? If you don’t know, the following is an easy three step exercise that may be of value to you.

1.      Dream BIG!  Don’t be afraid to dream big. Find a quiet place where you can relax and let your mind connect to your inner voice and see what dream has been placed upon your heart; that aspiration that was meant just for you. If you have the inspiration to visualize a dream then you most certainly have the ability, creativity and the resources to realize it.

2.      Dig Deep!   When you look back on your life what hobbies, jobs, or projects energized you? Can you think of any? If you’re having difficulties then think back to when you were a child or ask someone that knew you when you were younger. As a child we are more open to exploring things, experiencing things and even trying things. Revisit some of the positive experiences of your childhood and make a list of all the things you remember enjoying growing up. Would you enjoy doing any of those activities now? While you are searching, remain completely open to all your possibilities, even if they seem impossible. And if you come to realize it’s truly a dream within your heart, you will find it’s not completely impossible and you will begin to trust the process of achieving that dream.

3.      Do an environmental check!   An environmental check is used to ensure that any changes you start to make while pursuing your dream will be beneficial to you overall. Our drive can take us far. Our intelligence, patience, and savvy are tools for progress and to build momentum. However, our will to succeed is only as good as our ability and environment to sustain it. This is where our environmental check comes into play. Working without the support of your environment is like running up an escalator going down. You can make it to the next level, but it will be exhausting. When you have your environment supporting you, the rest of the world seems to propel you at every step you take moving you at times two steps forward.

Here are two environmental check questions to ask yourself:

·       Does this goal make you a better you?

·       Will your world (environment) support you doing this?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, then your environmental check is complete and your dream won’t be one that you push for, it will be one that you will be pulled toward.

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If this answer is no, you might reconsider your goal. Is there something similar that would be satisfying? Are there additional steps you could take first to change your environment to be one that supports your dream?

Identifying your dream is just the first step in a series of steps that you will take as you walk, stride, or run toward your destiny. Make it one that will that will inspire you!

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Jake, Carr  2451 days ago

needed this just now

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