Living your Dreams or Just Dreaming

There is a big difference between setting goals and seeing them through to achievement. Some of the best intentions and greatest plans have failed because there wasn’t a system of execution. Following a proven system will make the difference between dreaming and accomplishing your goals. It’ll be the difference between having dreams and living your dreams.  It isn’t writing your goals, making plans to achieve them or even getting started. Many people go through those few steps but still don’t achieve their goals. 

 Many make New Year’s resolutions or set goals and still fail. And our society doesn’t lack the will to start. Everyone starts (FEW FINISH) -- they sign up for the gym membership, they buy the diet books, they go to seminars, they start their new prospecting plan, their new date night plan, their new meditation plan, their new study plan -- but very few continue. Very few will see it through. When it comes down to it, your new plans, your new actions, your new behaviors, have to be implemented into your monthly, weekly and ultimately daily routine.

 A routine is something you do every day without fail and eventually without thinking about it. DDDBC - Daily Discipline Done Daily Builds Character Consider this: If you’ve become successful at doing anything, you probably developed a routine for it. How do you remember to keep your teeth healthy, your pantry full, your children dressed, fed and on time for school every day? You have incorporated the daily behaviors into a routine. We also develop routines to keep ourselves sane. If we had to consciously think about every step of each ordinary task--making breakfast, driving the kids to school, getting to work, and so on--our lives would grind to a halt.

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” John Maxwell said in an interview, “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” 

To create change, we start with knowing what we are thinking about! Everything begins with our THOUGHTS - be aware and strategic about what you think about! Your THOUGHTS develop into your WORDS that is why it is important to write down and speak your dreams and goals. Your WORDS will determine your ACTIONS; dream it, believe it, achieve it! ACTIONS turn into HABITS, we are on autopilot 90% of the time! It takes repetition to develop knew routines. Your HABITS become your CHARACTER - your core values and beliefs and intentions show up in your results! Eventually your CHARACTER will determine your DESTINY and legacy! So we can actually say: Your THOUGHTS = Your DESTINY! 

Please check out my 30 Days to Design & Live Your Dream, at - it will be what separates you from everyone else who has ever had a dream or set a goal. On the journey toward your goals, you will be off track...frequently. Life tends to get in the way sometimes. This Dream Achievement System will be something you can turn to, to recalibrate and guide you toward your goal! 

You may be familiar with the concept; it takes 21 days to make or break a habit - take the next 21 days to focus on an important goal or dream - what do you need do to achieve it? Enjoy the journey to discovering & designing the life you were born to love! 

Shelly Aristizabal is the author of This Is Your Year to Design & Live the Life of Your Dreams, a leader in the Community Commerce Industry, Motivational Speaker and New President of Business Women Connect. Visit for details on our upcoming events in the Indianapolis area!