If there’s a dream you’re kind of avoiding and not doing anything about it because a part of you isn’t sure if it is possible, then this story is exactly for you. Let me tell you how my once crazy and unbelievable but very true dreams came true without even thinking about them every day. I hope this will inspire and encourage you to dream and achieve the things you always wanted deep inside.
The power of the mind
A few years back, my friends and I were road-tripping through the United States West Coast. What a beautiful trip it was, filled with many sights, parks, beaches, and exciting pit-stops. One of them was San Francisco, where we decided to stay for a few days. While walking down the streets in Marina, exploring the Castro district and mesmerizing the city view from Twin Peaks, I told myself that very same day: “I’ll live here someday.” And without even thinking back to this particular moment, I found myself moving to the Bay Area two years later. It was definitely a feeling I can’t describe, but I thought this was just a crazy coincidence. I wanted to live abroad and applied to so many jobs and somehow got accepted to one startup based in the middle of San Francisco, California. I thought you only get lucky like this once in a lifetime, but then I caught myself experiencing the same feeling once again.
Four years ago, while visiting my friends in Australia, I decided to spend a few days in Brisbane. Even if this big city is not by the sea, like other metropolitans in the Land Down Under, I instantly felt the connection. Walking around the University of Queensland campus, I fantasized about what it would be like to be a student here and told my friends: “I’ll study here one day.” Guess what? Straight forward to this day, I will be commencing as a Master’s Student of Business at UQ this February. I applied to many universities in Europe and all over the world. Last year I was devastated when I did not get into one of the top universities in Denmark. But now, I know, I had a different plan in my subconscious mind, and it came true when the time was right.
The power of the mind, you’d say? Or is it neuro-linguistic programming? Whatever you may call it, I can only assure you – it works.
I’ve been thinking about these coincidences in my life and couldn’t stop wondering – did I programmed myself to reach them? It seems that life happened in between, and there were so many more important things. Multiple jobs, a business of my own, social life, various activities, gatherings, travels, and so on. I did not wake up and went to sleep with the same thought. I did not look for tips on how to relocate to the US, nor how to get accepted to one of the best universities in Australia, yet somehow, I managed to achieve the things that once were only dreams. Dream carefully, let me tell you that.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
Of course, there’s always a luck factor aside. I’m not judging as I used to think that some people just get to places because they’re born under the lucky star. But there’s no such thing. Most of the people I got to know, I found out about their goals and dreams and the hard work they put into getting what they want.
But besides my personal story, I want to tell you that the power of the mind does exist. And we all have it, just don’t use it. Our thoughts are the energy within us. Pay attention to what you think of and how it affects you.
“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
I may not be the one to give tips or advice on how you should pursue your dreams, but I am here to assure you that we are all capable of anything we think of, as long as we believe in it.
So here are three things you can do to power your mind and reach your goals or get closer to making your dreams come true:
Don’t be afraid to say what you want aloud
My suggestion to you – if you believe in it, say your dream or goal out loud. Say it even a couple of times.
Feed yourself with positivity
To get your subconscious mind to start working and focusing on your goal, don’t forget to feed your inner roots with positive thoughts from time to time. There’s no schedule, neither the right saying. Just a gentle reminder to stay positive even when the environment around you is negative (in Lithuania, we recently had -27℃, haha).
Try to visualize it
My example was easy – I just pictured myself grabbing a drink at one of the bars in Mission Dst or reading a book in the middle of the UQ campus. By doing so, you prepare your brain to start taking those steps in real life.
This topic’s idea was to give a very compelling argument that you really CAN make your dreams come true. Even the big ones that you slightly fear can never happen for you. At the end of the day, our life is just one big wave. Don’t forget, if you’re at the top – you’ll dive down, but once you hit bottom, you’ll eventually drift up again.