How to Live Your Dream


Is living your dream only for a select few or can we all realise our dreams? Here’s six tips to help you live yours.

1. Create a Great Purpose – The greater the reason you have to live your dream the greater your motivation. Think of those who have achieved greatly in their lives. Their purpose wasn’t limited by a personal agenda but by a purpose which was far greater than themselves. A few years ago I had the honour to musically lead Sir Bob Geldof into a conference. During his keynote speech he spoke about how “Live Aid” began. He said, “…our goal was to raise $75,000 to help feed people in Africa. Now millions and millions of dollars later we’re still doing it.” Create a great purpose for your dream – world abundance, world peace, feed the world, make poverty history or whatever resonates deep within you, almost as if you were born for this purpose to be realised.

2. Explore Your Dreams – What are your talents and gifts? What are you deeply passionate about? What do you love? Everyone has talents and gifts. Everyone has unique contributions to make to our world. However if we just follow everyone elses lead hoping to be liked and approved of, we may miss our calling. Ask yourself – what do you truly love doing? Do you lose track of time when you’re doing this? Would you do it even if you never got paid?

3. Create a Vision – Get a blank sheet of paper and markers. Now imagine anything is possible. Then draw a vision for your ultimate dream, one that feels absolutely fantastic! It’s the feelings that will energise your vision into reality, so let them soar! Put the vision somewhere you will see it daily and reconnect with those feelings as if your dream is already true.

4. Take guided action – There is an intelligence within the universe that keeps the planets in their orbits, ensures the sun rises daily and can also manifest your dreams. What do you need to do? Let go of the need to figure “how” your dream will happen, trust the infinite intelligence of the universe and watch for opportunites that arise. These opportunities may come to you, or your intuition may urge you to take guided action. Whichever way they arise, gently seize these opportunies!

5. Give Thanks – A thirteenth century philosopher, Meister Eckhart once said – if the only prayer we ever said in our lives was “thankyou” it would be enough. Never cease to feel gratitude for the manifestion of your dreams. Your feelings of gratitude is the energy which fuels the magical manifestation of your dreams. No matter how slow or fast the progress, celebrate every step of the way!

6. Your Greatest Gift – Finally and most importantly remember even if your dream doesn’t come true, be forever grateful for the greatest gift of all – the gift of your precious and unique life. And know that this world is a better place because … You have dared to live your dream!

by Sean M Kelly B.Sc Dip (Appl.Sc) Mast NLP

Sean M Kelly

Sean is a musician, singer/songwriter, entrepreneur, trainer/coach and inspirational speaker. He has performed and delivered workshops/training all around the world and always aims to inspire and empower people to learn about and use more of their infinite potential. In particular he encourages people to develop their passions and live their dreams and offers an excellent online course to help achieve this - Live Your Dream. He's also creating a community of people who've done the course to encourage and support eachother in fulfilling their dreams. Sean is also the Founder of Mind Matters Ltd, a training company which empowers people to enhance their professional and personal lives by learning how to use more of their minds infinite potential.

Sean lives with his family in Ireland.

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  1. Hi,

    Great post. I love reading it.

    You can’t really achieve something if you don’t established a solid goal or dream. Your dream can help you motivate to do good in everything you do.

    You have to dream big after all dreaming is for free and it is for everyone. Stop admiring those people who achieved their dreams, start doing something to achieve yours as well.

    If they can do it, you can do it too.

  2. To accomplish a dream, work as if everything depended on you, pray as if everything depended on God.

    Rejoice in even the smallest of triumphs and, above all else, -be alert to them-. That is the fuel that will see you past obstacles and disappointments.

    (I hope you don’t mind if I see a persona within that “intelligence” you spoke of.)

  3. I like the 5th tips. Give thanks. We should thank God for anything He has given to us. There are just so many things we can thank for. Furthermore, I think this feeling of gratitude should also be applied toward our spouse, friends, colleague etc, that is by saying ‘thank you’ sincerely. For every little things we get from someone else, we should also thank her, since that will make her feel positive about herself which in turns become energy.

  4. I love you article!

    I can honestly say, I am living my dream.

    My dream was to have children and be a stay at home mom. Unfortunately, a divorce totally derailed the dream, but for only a time.

    Now, with a degree in English/secondary education, I am a copywriter for an Internet marketer and founder of The Internet Business School.

    As a single parent, today I have the best of both worlds. I use my English degree to write from the comfort of my home. I make enough money to meet our needs, and I get to be home for my children.

    While I may not dream of becoming a millionaire or taking fabulous vacations, I am living my dream.

    You are so right! It is possible to live your dream, and I am very thankful for the opportunity.


  5. This is a great post.

    We should all take time to step back long enough to reflect on what we actually want to achieve in our lives. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day activities without really focusing on where we’re actually going.

    Everything begins with a single thought. Nothing in the universe exists without first being created in the realm of thought. Simply visualizing the life of your dreams takes you halfway there. Then the images must be brought into the realm of the physical through focused action.

    And, without a spirit of gratitude, we actually impede the flow of energy that helps us to achieve our life’s purpose.

    You’ve offered some great advice!

  6. James Startford says

    Appreciate you writing this post. Things that matter really do start with a big purpose that is enough to motivate us through the goals set to realize that purpose. The attitude of thankfulness is essential as an outpouring of gratefulness is the result that in the end can fuel our moving on to the next big purpose and going through the process you put out there over and over again. It’s great to live life with a dream, purpose, and thankfulness!