If You Want To Live The Life Of Your Dreams, You Need To Stop These 7 Behaviors

If you want to live your dreams you have to give up the behaviors that are holding you back.

Steve Spring
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7 min readAug 19, 2018


Are you living the life of your dreams?

Are you happy with where you are in life?

If not, what is holding you back?

I am willing to bet that you need to stop one or more of these 7 behaviors that are holding you back.

Stop Running From Your Purpose

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.” — Abraham Maslow

If you want to live the life of your dreams you must stop running from your purpose. You were created to live a life of meaning and purpose, and like Maslow said, the only way to be at peace with yourself is to live the life you were created to live.

Mark Mason puts it this way:

“Here’s the truth. We exist on this earth for some undetermined period of time. During that time we do things. Some of these things are important. Some of them are unimportant. And those important things give our lives meaning and happiness. The unimportant ones basically just kill time.” — Mark Manson

So, if you truly want to live the life of your dreams you need to stop distracting yourself with all of the things you could do, and focus on what you were created to do.

Learn more about creating meaning and purpose in your life here

Stop Being Paralyzed By Fear

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” — Henry Ford

It’s normal to be afraid of following your dreams. It’s quite common. Living your dreams can be risky, and there’s always the possibility of failure.

But, there’s also a possibility of success, right?

The only way to guarantee that you will not fail is to not try.



Steve Spring
Ascent Publication

Husband, Father, Christian, coffee lover. Writer for Live Your Life On Purpose, The Startup, Better Humans, BeYourself and The Ascent.