The ABC’s Of Creating the Life Of Your Dreams By Jim Donovan

Jim DonovanYou deserve to live the kind of life you’ve always dreamed about. You can have everything you want in life, if, you are willing to do what it takes.

I have broken the process into three simple steps I call the ABC’s of creating the life of your dreams.

Yes, having the life of your dreams can be as simple as A,B,C, if you follow the steps.


Accept the fact that your thoughts and actions have contributed to the circumstances in your life. If you are 25 pounds overweight, you did it by choice. Nobody forced the food into you, did they? If you are in a job you do not love, you’re the one who stays in it.

Take responsibility for your life.

This will empower you to make changes. A good exercise to get you started is to take a personal inventory. This exercise is similar to grocers taking an inventory of their stock.

Take a sheet of paper and list all of the things you like about yourself along with those areas you want to change. It is important you list the good along with the “not so good.” When you have finished, you will have a clearer picture of what you want to change in your life.


Believe in yourself. Dare to dream!

And when you dream, dream big!

The late, Norman Vincent Peale said, “If you want a big life, you have to have big dreams.”

However, before you can have what you want, you must know what that is. You need clearly defined, written goals.

Start with a clean sheet of paper. Across the top write “Dream Sheet.” Now list all of the things you want to have, do be, and share.

Don’t worry right now, how you will accomplish this. Simply write. Do this for at least a half an hour.

You will be amazed how easy it will be for about 10 minutes, then you will have to really think about what you want.

Now that you have clearly defined goals, you are ready for the next, and most important, step.

Commit to your success…

Commit to your goals, right now.

On another sheet of paper, write each goal. Next to it, write a short sentence or two about why you will accomplish this.

It has been said many times that you can reach any goal if you have a big enough why.

You are now ready to develop an action plan. Write each goal on a separate sheet of paper. Next to each one, list one or two immediate steps you can take to move toward this goal.

Don’t worry about knowing everything you’ll need to know. As you start moving, the path will reveal itself. It’s much like the headlights on your car. They only light a certain distance in front of you but, as you progress, the road ahead is lighted for you.

What will you need to learn? Whose help will you need?

For example, if you goal is to shed 25 pounds, you may want to consult a health professional. Perhaps you want to join a health club, buy a book on exercise, take a class, etc.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are always people, probably right around you, who already know what you need to know or do and would be happy to help, if only they were asked.

You deserve to live a full, healthy, happy, prosperous life. It is up to you.
Jim Donovan is the author of the International bestsellers, Handbook To A Happier Life and This Is Your Life, Not A Dress Rehearsal. You can visit his website at

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