Do you ever watch awards shows? There’s who wins what … and then all the people they thank for helping them get there. I’m one of those people who reads the acknowledgements in books … again all the people who helped the author get the book out into the world. Not all dreams end in a public display, but like actors and directors and authors, we don’t reach our dreams alone.
Who Helps You Reach Your Dreams
There are so many people who help us make our dreams a reality. Think about the dreams you have right now. Who will help you get there? Who would you thank when it’s done?
Here are a few ideas:
- Teachers and coaches
When we set goals based on our dreams, we should also think about the support we need. Do you need to learn something or get better at something? Do you need an accountability partner to help you stay on track? Do you need feedback on the draft of your novel? Testimonials from colleagues or clients? Do you need more childcare or for somebody else to take over dinner?
Sometimes it means signing up for a class or joining a group or hiring a coach.
Sometimes it means asking for help with home tasks, setting boundaries with your family, saying no to a volunteer gig or even a client.
People support us by doing things — writing recommendations, teaching us a new skill, attending an event, loaning or gifting us money … They also support us by cheering us on, helping us work through out own mindset blocks, believing in us even when we hit points where we’re not sure any more …
One way to connect with support now is to think through people who have supported you in the past. But instead of just reaching out for more help, try expressing gratitude. You’d be amazed at how good it makes you (and them) feel. Simply remembering what people did for you and how they helped you can make you feel more supported now even without anything actually happening.
Can I Help with Your Dreams?
One of the things I help people with is getting clear on what it is they want more of in their life, what energizes them and lights them up! Before you dive into all kinds of goal setting with metrics and creating a detailed plan to get there, just get super clear on what you really want, what those dreams are and why you want them.
If this exercise made you more excited about the idea of creating a more meaningful life, download my free guide, 3 Steps to Having a Meaningful Life You Love to start designing your best life —a life with more energy, engagement, and clarity.