Do You Need To Change Your Dreams?

Are your following the wrong dream in your life? 

Many of us have dreams of how our lives should look at work, home and in general. It is not unusual to spend years working towards career and life goals to suddenly discover it is the wrong path. In my practice, I work with many individuals who struggle with their reality life never meeting their dream life. Making changes is scary when it doesn’t match the plan and original dreams. Many often feel there can’t be another dream.  What is often found is better than one could have ever imagined. It does not make one a failure to acknowledge where they are at isn’t where they want to be anymore. Life often changes our view of the world and where we would like to be. Truth be told, as the quote above states, sometimes we get lost along the way and find a better dream. Do you need to find a new dream for your life?

Today I want to give you permission to dream a new dream. 

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18 Comments

  1. Bourbon & Lipstick on May 1, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Love this, friend. I’ve faced that realization a bit more lately. It’s okay if life doesn’t happen the way we thought it would.

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on May 1, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Amen girl. Many times we are blessed when what we wanted doesn’t come true. We just have to be smart enough to look to the left or right to see a better view! XO

  2. Beth Kondrick on May 1, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Absolutely, a couple of years ago I shifted my career significantly and realized I had a different dream than I originally thought. I think that is absolutely ok!

  3. Charlotte on May 1, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Yes yes and more yes, I kind of inadvertently wrote about this today because my dream has certainly morphed from what I had expected of myself at this stage in my life. Dreams change as we do and we have to put our faith in the fact that there are other paths in life. But as someone who likes to be in control, it’s not always easy to give up those reins.

    Xo

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on May 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Don’t I know about the control!! 🙂 It’s so important to remember that dreams can naturally change and they should. This reminds me of a story from a friend who worked in a wedding boutique, she said it was funny when “career” women came in and still wanted the wedding dress dream of their 12 year old self. She often said there were some that never matched. But it had been their dream….

      • Charlotte on May 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm

        that’s interesting… she must have a lot of stories! i never really thought about that before but i can understand holding on to that dream so many years later <3

        XOXO and hope you have a great week, momma!

  4. Kimberly M on May 1, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I think you are definitely allowed to – and should dream new dreams or adjust them according to your happiness. I say let your happiness gage how you adjust your sails 🙂

  5. Crystal @ Dreams, etc. on May 1, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    This is something I’ve reflected on a lot in the last year. I’ve just been so exhausted trying to work and pursue my dreams. (I have a pretty demanding job.) But as I’ve reflected on them and tried to walk away, I always come back to them. So, instead, I’m focusing on changing what I can so that I can continue to pursue my dreams.

    I have had other dreams that have changed and gone away over time, though. 🙂 Now it’s kinda crazy when I remember back to some of the things I wanted for my life and realize I’m so happy they didn’t pan out.

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on May 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      I’m like you and can look back at dreams that never matured and am so thankful they did not work out. I think if you keep going back to your dreams, it means you are in the right place. Cheering for you!

  6. Katie Arnold on May 1, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    This is so true! This reminds me a lot about a story that Liz Gilbert shares in ‘Big Magic’ about the process of finding an idea and how sometimes we have to let the idea go because it isn’t meant for us, even if it once felt like it was.

    • Sheryl @ How to Make a Life on May 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      It’s so true. Many people hold on to things way too long and as a result don’t get to have the life they truly could have.

  7. Akaleistar on May 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Love this encouragement!

  8. Julie Scott Thorne on May 1, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I have a friend who is constantly disappointed her life isn’t what she hoped it would be. Dreams can and will change!!

  9. Kim Munoz on May 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    You know, I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Living with a chronic illness has pulled the rug out from underneath me. I often wonder if my dreams of working with animals will ever come true. Surely a (someday) organ transplant recipient with a compromised immune system might run into a few problems there. My drs weren’t even keep on my having dogs at this point. I cant volunteer at the shelter any more either. So now what? Thanks for inspiring me to do some soul searching. I wonder what I will dream up?!

  10. Trish @ The Trish List on May 4, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I have definitely had dreams that fizzled when I realized I was meant to do something else. I never in a million years thought I’d be on the path to being a teacher of any form. Here I am on this journey to become a yoga teacher. That makes me feel so powerful in my own body. Knowing I am going to make a difference in someone’s life totally makes a difference in me. I love how life has a way of showing us the right path when we need it the most.

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