5 Steps To Get Back On Track And Follow Your Dreams Again
Scott Schmaren Dec 15, 2016

Everyone slips up from time to time. Unfortunately, some people’s slip-ups are worse than others. Here’s the good thing: Everyone — yes, everyone — can bounce back from their failures and follow their dreams once again.

It doesn’t matter what your situation is. Your mind is a very powerful tool. If you start using it to your advantage, if you change your mindset from positive to negative, then you will be one step closer to getting back on track and following your dreams again. You. Can. Do. It.

5 Steps To Get Back On Track And Follow Your Dreams Again

  • Eliminate Your Bad Habits
  • Figure Out Where You Want To Go In Life
  • Create The Ultimate Morning Routine
  • Create A Schedule That You Can Stick To
  • Go Out And Achieve Success

Eliminate Your Bad Habits

This step will involve a lot of soul-searching, if you will. This is the step where you look at your current situation and point out all of the things you are doing wrong. You have to be honest with yourself during this time. If not, then you are only hurting yourself.

Once you have eliminated your bad habits, at least some of them, start replacing them with good habits. For example, if you are struggling to make ends meet, then start spending your free time more wisely. Instead of spending all of your free time watching TV or sitting on the couch, look for opportunities to make more money.

The key with this step is to figure out what you have been doing wrong all of these years, to figure out why you are failing. Once you have pointed everything out, then you can start making positive changes in your life.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle

Figure Out Where You Want To Go In Life

Where do you want to go in life? In other words, what do you want to be? This question likely played on repeat when you were younger. If that infamous song is still playing, then it might be time to finally answer it, and take action.

If you need more schooling to be what you want to be, then look at all of your options and see if going back to school is the best option for you. If you really want to be something, such as an engineer, then going back to school is probably worth your time.

This step can also involve creating your goals and coming up with new dreams. With that said, it would be in your best interest to put deadlines on your goals. Not only will that help you feel accountable to them, but these deadlines will make your goals seem more realistic because you are forcing them into your life.

In a nutshell, figure out what you want to do with your life, create new goals and then start following your dreams.

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson

Create The Ultimate Morning Routine

Remember all of those bad habits that you created over the years? Well, if you ever want to kick them out of your life for good, then you might want to consider making a morning routine.

A morning routine will not only help you start the day on the right foot, but it will help you feel less overwhelmed. Here’s the deal, a morning routine is put into place so you can start creating good habits the moment you wake up. By doing so, you are more likely to make good decisions throughout the day. Not to mention, if you wake up earlier and follow a very detailed plan, you will likely be less stressed throughout the day since you won’t be rushing to work (which is the perfect way to feel overwhelmed).

Your morning routine can consist of going to the gym, reading, writing, meditating — you name it. However, you need to follow this routine every single day so you are creating all-star habits every single day.

"You will never have this day again so make it count!"

Create A Schedule That You Can Stick To

So many people get motivated, make new goals, change some of their habits, and then it all falls apart because they don’t have a schedule that works for them. You need to create a schedule that you can stick to.

Sure, you can take advice from people when it comes to your schedule, but at the end of the day, it’s your schedule — you’re the one who is going to have to live it out every day.

When you are first starting to get your life back on track, you need to make your schedule very manageable. If it is too overwhelming, you aren’t going to follow it, your life will become too overwhelming and you will revert back to your old habits.

Create a schedule that features everything you need to get done (your priorities), but also be reasonable with yourself. If your schedule is too overwhelming on paper, it is going to be impossible to get through in reality.

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

Go Out And Achieve Success

The final step is to take everything you have learned and then go out and achieve success. You have replaced your bad habits with good ones, you have a better idea of what you want in life, you have created new goals and dreams, you have the same routine every morning now and you have created a schedule that works for you.

Now comes the hard part — staying motivated. If you stick to your schedule and start achieving your goals, that will be all of the motivation you need. Don’t just think success is going to come raining down on you after one week of a different lifestyle. Success might not come for weeks, maybe months. Just know that what you are doing is going a long way.

"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." - Abraham Lincoln

Getting back on track and being a motivated person every day is easier said than done. You are going to take two steps forward and then one step back in the beginning, and that is okay. As long as you keep moving forward and get better every day, you will be where you want to be in no time.

The key is to change your mindset and know that you can succeed. Then, follow your goals and live the life you want to live. Always remember, it’s never too late to turn your life around. It’s never too late to follow your dreams.

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