How You Can Start Achieving Your Dream Today

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There’s a certain phenomenon I see all the time among people who have a big dream for their future.

They fantasize about this dream all the time. They meditate on it and make vision boards about it. They talk about it with friends and write about it in their journals.

But when it comes to taking action on their dream, they freeze up.

When we’re about to take action, fear takes over

When they think about actually taking action on their dream, the voice of inspiration that has been guiding them grows fainter. The voice of ego gets louder. It says things like:

  • “Who am I kidding? I’m not qualified to do this.”
  • “The time isn’t right. I have way too much going on to do this now.”
  • “There are so many details I need to figure out. It’s impossible.”
  • “This is a nice dream, but it’s unrealistic to think it could come true.”

Once the ego takes over, they feel overwhelmed and freaked out. They worry they’ll fail or look stupid.

So they stop what they’re doing. They put it all away, telling themselves they’ll come back to it when the time is “right.”

And their dream remains just that… a dream.

If this resonates with you, I want you to know that you’re not alone. I’ve heard this kind of thing from thousands of people over my years as a spiritual teacher and entrepreneur.

And here’s the good news…

I’ve also personally witnessed thousands of people stop this cycle and start achieving their dreams.

I broke free and achieved my dream

This happened for me, too. There was a time when the idea of being a bestselling author, speaker and teacher seemed like a pipe dream.

I had so many ideas that I didn’t know where to start. And whenever I did start I’d begin doubting myself and freaking out.

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But my dream couldn’t be contained. I knew I had to follow it. So I took little right actions. I focused moment to moment, day to day. One action at a time I got closer to my dream. And now I’ve manifested a life beyond my wildest dreams.

3 ways to start achieving your dream today

I’ve seen this happen time and time again for so many people. And now I want to help you achieve your dream, too.

Do you have a big dream for your future? Here are three things you can do TODAY to start achieving your dream.

1. Take one little right action

When I was starting out in my career I felt overwhelmed by all the things I wanted to create. Ideas were pouring in. I felt incredibly inspired but had no idea where to begin. I kept stopping and starting because I had trouble focusing. I just wanted to go big! But instead I felt frustrated and stuck.

At the time I was also early in my sobriety, so I was figuring out a whole new way of living. There was a man in my recovery group who was very accomplished had a lot of professional success. I wanted to know his secret, so one day I asked him, “How did you get to this place?”

I was expecting him to tell me how hard he worked and how difficult it had been.

Take one little right action | How to start achieving your dreamSo his reply took me completely by surprise. He looked at me and said sincerely, “Just a lot of little right actions.”

I was expecting him to rattle off a really impressive resume that would sound completely out of reach.

But he made it sound so simple. I took his words to heart and began taking little right actions. All my overwhelm subsided. I gained clarity and focus. Over time, those little right actions added up in a bigger way than I ever could’ve imagined.

How to take one little right action

This is the lesson: To start achieving your dream, no matter how big it is, simply start by taking one little right action.

  • If you want to write, write the first draft of a blog post.
  • If you want to start a podcast, record an episode using whatever equipment you have available.
  • If you want to make inspirational YouTube videos, set up your channel.
  • If you want to design jewelry, make one simple piece.

Even if you want to do a hundred different things… start with one little right action.

You don’t build anything big overnight. And if you believe you need to do everything right now, I guarantee that will stop you from doing anything at all. So go easy on yourself! Just take one little right action at a time.

2. Get rid of expectations

There’s one really important thing to know when you start taking action toward achieving your dream. You must get rid of all expectations.

Forget about who might read your blog, listen to your podcast, watch your videos or buy your jewelry.

If you want to host a podcast, record your first episode without expecting a single person to hear it. If you want to make jewelry, make a beautiful piece of jewelry without expecting to sell it.

Whatever you dream of doing, do it just for the sake of doing it.

You’ll get into a new energy

Once you take away the expectation and actually get into the act of doing, the experience and expression of the DOING puts you into a whole new energy!

Woman working at laptop | How to achieve your dreamIf you want to put a blog up, just write it and publish it and let it be out there without expecting a single person to read it. Let it be up so that you can feel the vibration of you having done that work!

By taking away expectations you free yourself up to focus 100% on the action itself. This is so simple, but it makes a profound difference. Taking action becomes effortless and fun.

I want to be clear that taking action without any expectations doesn’t mean that you won’t have readers, listeners, buyers, clients, etc. It doesn’t mean that whatever you’re creating won’t become wildly popular.

It just lifts you out of that funk of stagnation and gets you into action.

This tip blows my mind time and time again. Try it. You’ll see for yourself.

3. Don’t judge yourself

Self-judgment is the #1 thing that blocks you from doing what you want to do. Earlier in this post I mentioned that our ego voice loves to sneak in and say things like, “Who do I think I am? I’m not qualified to do that.”

The ego loves to pop up whenever we’re learning something new. You’ll think something like, “I’m having to work to figure this out, so it must mean I’m bad at it. I’m making mistakes and it’s not coming effortlessly, so it’s just not meant to be.”

Here’s what to do when this happens…

Practice Step 1 of the Judgment Detox

When you realize that you’re judging yourself, practice Step 1 of Judgment Detox. Witness your judgment without judgment. Open up a notebook or your Judgment Detox Journal and draw four columns on the page.

In column 1, answer this question: Who am I judging? In this case, the answer is “Myself.”

In column 2, answer: How does this judgment make me feel? Be very descriptive of how it makes you feel both emotionally and physically.

In column 3, answer: Why do I feel justified in this judgment?

In column 4, answer: What moment in my life triggered me to feel justified in this judgment? Take your time with this one. You may want to meditate for 10 minutes on this question or free-write so your subconscious mind can come forth and reveal the answer to you.

Practice Step 2 of the Judgment Detox

EFT tapping points on face and headThen practice Step 2 of Judgment Detox by honoring the wounds that live beneath this self-judgment. Recognize that this moment of self-judgment is a spiritual assignment, and show up for it.

Spiritual assignments show us that we’re always being guided, even when it doesn’t feel like it. You are being presented with a beautiful opportunity to heal. Take it.

You can begin healing your self-judgment by practicing the Emotional Freedom Technique as I teach it in Step 2 of Judgment Detox. Check out my free Judgment Detox Mini Course for a guided EFT video where you’ll tap on judgment.

Take action on your dream and inspire others by doing what inspires you!

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  1. Hi Gabby, thank you for this advice. I have to say that I have been trying to follow the spiritual path for many years – seeing obstacles as being a reason for something, but it’s very difficult after many years when I don’t seem to catch a break on certain things! For example, I have a lot of emotional intelligence from my earlier v abusive childhood and the subsequent loss of family connections – which is the worst knife through the heart of all. However, I have been true to ‘trusting’ that I will eventually feel at peace about this (it’s one of those situations where the family don’t believe or support my experiences and that won’t change – although I can obviously see it from their side – but never having met nieces and nephews and always having to spend Christmas with friends is hard – and I haven’t been able to have a relationship because I have always been too ill psychologically for this – and the permanent rejects testify to this!). It took me many decades to be able to communicate verbally but this awful journey (sorry I have to say it was awful and wouldn’t want to re-live it for anything!) – but it has taught me how to impart my knowledge into children’s picture books in a simple yet poignant way, using animals, insects, flowers and some fairies – and I love humour as well! I was very proud about being able to rattle these stories off and I got rave reviews from teachers, parents and children for one of them, which I self-published. However for 6 years I have been trying to find a publisher and I have had some firm expressions of interest from a few (and about 100 rejects) – but at the end of the day they won’t publish because my books are a ‘bit different’. It has just happened again when I visited the London Book Fair last week to meet a Swedish publisher who said ‘my stories are just what they are looking for’ – but once again they have just told me that they don’t want to proceed. It’s very difficult when you know you have a ‘gift’ for something but the rejections are constant – infact I had to give up for two years recently because I was nursing a bad autoimmune disease – which I am v pleased to say has improved very recently and I was able to eat a banana this week – the first one in two years! So this was wonderful and having to eat the same 5 things for 3 years – it felt like Christmas! But anyway, I am greatly disappointed at no one wanting to publish my book, and although I am trying to see ‘obstacles as detours in the right direction’ – which I know is very good advice – I’m not sure that I can face more rejection from publishers – having been rejected so many times over six years. Just wanted to share this and it really helps to share. Thank you.

    1. Sending you peace on your continued healing journey. I know many people who knew they had to share their stories with the world and decided to self-publish. <3

      1. Thank you Gabby. I learnt a very important lesson from sharing my post – you have given me the tools to lead a very productive life full of miracles – it’s up to me if I want to follow your guidance or try and go ahead of the spirit as I have been doing. It’s almost like I was searching for something as I typed my post, and I got my answer after you replied. I MUST trust and put the spirit ahead of myself on all things – being guided by the spirit – is something which I feel has taken place over night. I feel, and look, more serene today and I am always grateful for my blessings. Bless you for helping me. I am halfway reading your book ‘The Universe has your Back’, for the second time and I am looking forward to reading ‘Judgement Detox’. I look forward to receiving lots of miracles. I have to think that I will win my Olympic gold medal for trying! Can you tell me – do I pray to my spirit guide or do I pray to the universe, or what is the difference? Thanks.

        1. Beautiful Ann! Keep checking in with that inner guidance and trust your path. Same thing for praying – do what feels good for you. <3

    2. Hi Gabby,
      I’m feeling very stuck in my own skin. Not knowing what my true life journey is.
      I’ve always wanted to have my own business (fashions)…or become a buyer for a company where I travel to so many exotic places!
      Being or having an impact on Big Companies!! What a Dream job
      I’m not a sales person, but do have visions!
      I love the arts and theatre too!
      I’m feeling so blocked at knowing what My future is.
      Help!!!
      Thank you!
      Sandra Oppland

  2. Hi Gaby,

    I soo needed this today. I got certified to be a life coach and was struggling with so many ideas and not enough resources and time to get started! I have decided to start small and simple with just small groups at my house. Teach simple meditation and processes to live the Joy and love!

  3. This is magical stuff!! I know I have the light and energy to raise the vibration of my community and I am taking tiny steps to make this happen. As I sat down to write in my journal about my life coaching inspiration a voice told me to check my email and your blog appeared. This has validated my decision to get my coaching website published (even though it might not be perfect). Post my first blog, and I just finished writing another blog. I have NO IDEA if anyone will see this but I DO trust in the Universe to conspire in helping me help others and that drives my little “right” actions!! Thanks for the motivation to keep shining bright!

  4. Thank you Gabby for all of your inspiration. This gets me so pumped! I’ve been afraid for so long and finally I’ve been coming out of my shell by following everything that you share on your blog and social media.
    I am pulled towards inspiring people yet I have always been afraid to speak in public. Now that I have created my blog, I’ve been pouring my heart into it and it feels sooo good! My next step is to actually conquer my first video! (even if my voice shakes) I can’t wait to see your training on Sunday!

    Xoxo,
    Rosa

    1. Revel in that feeling! Do more of what gives you that awesome feeling and you will create unstoppable momentum. It is so so powerful.

  5. Thanks Gabby you always nail it. I am in the process of writing a beautiful book about spreading the love to our elders as well as trying to create my own organization. I feel strongly passionate about my projects that I am starting from ZERP but my busy kicks in and then paralyzed. Looking forward the training. Love to you

  6. Perfect timing ! I am starting a business with my man and at the same time I dream of writing a book. Those are two big steps and its easy to get into self-doubt and judging. But a very good advice to let go of expectations and do it because of the enjoyment of the work AND to let go of the judgement.
    Cant w8 to see the Training, thank you so much !!

  7. Dear Gabby;
    Thank you for a spiritual awakening of my heart. Reading this today inspired me to write shitty drafts on my blogs. I shall edit and start guest posting in few media spaces. I want to get my message out there and get rid of my expectations. It is all about taking action and doing it. Thank you again.
    I look forward to your video training on Sunday.
    Sandy

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