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7 Simple Steps for Achieving Your Dreams by Scott Armstrong

Today we are going to talk about seven simple steps for achieving your dreams.

I personally have used these steps to manifest my own dream life and all of the important goals that comprise it; such as qualified for and ran in the 100th Boston Marathon. Married my soul mate, manifested and found the house of our dreams on a pristine mountain lake in beautiful Colorado.

Here are the steps that you can use to lay the foundation for your very own dream life.



One of the key steps in achieving your dream is to set goals on a consistent basis. You need to create goals both for the long term and the short term, and put them in writing!  Studies have shown that when you write down a goal the chances of achieving it are a thousand times greater. Here are some goal setting strategies that have helped me along my journey to achieving my dreams:

1        Goals must be specific, measurable, attainable and realistic.

2        Goals must have a time limit.

3        Goals must be positive, personal, and in the present tense.

4        Rewrite, review and visualize the achievement of your goals on a daily basis.

“It is a psychological law that whatever we wish to accomplish we must impress on the subjective or subconscious mind.” – Orison Swett Marden


Make a habit of visualizing your dream on a daily basis. Training for my twelfth marathon, I visualized obtaining a sub 3:10 qualify time required to run in the Boston Marathon. I saw each mile marker along the 26.2 mile course with the time I needed. I pictured myself, at the end of that race, celebrating with my wife and calling my coach to tell him the good news that I qualified for Boston! These visualization techniques worked extremely well for me and I guarantee they will work for you!

“Without a vision people perish.”


Now that you have your goals written down and you are doing your daily visualization exercises you need to have persistence! It took me twelve years and twelve marathons to achieve my dream. There were many times I wanted to give up, yet I never wavered in my goals or my ultimate dream.


I have a favorite quote that says “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief”.  I’ve learned, along several of my own journeys, the importance of having an uncompromising faith in myself which has been a critical component in accomplishing my goals.

“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

-Napoleon Hill


Discipline is a key component required to achieve your goals and dreams. When working toward your dream think of discipline as having the ability to flick the little doubting man off your shoulder who says “can you really do this?”   You need to have the “I can do it!” attitude.   Holding the vision or experience that inspired you in the forefront of your mind will help you stay disciplined.  Remember – self doubt destroys!

“With every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.”

-Jim Rohn


The ability to seek out and learn from others, specifically those who have already accomplished similar goals and dreams, is an invaluable resource for your success.  In my case, I hired a former Olympic marathon runner, turned coach to support and inspire me.  With his help I achieved a dream that had escaped me during the twelve long years I tried to do it alone!


One of the most important qualities one can have on one’s journey to obtaining a dream is “an attitude of gratitude”. Every morning I make a habit of spending a minimum of five minutes reflecting on the many things I am truly grateful for in my life. When you are grateful for life’s gifts, you are truly rich.

I have found that by harnessing the power of affirmations together with implementing these seven steps, my successes where able to manifest with far greater velocity. Learn how you can attract and create your own dream life. – Scott Armstrong

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2 Responses to “7 Simple Steps for Achieving Your Dreams by Scott Armstrong”

  1. Leila says:

    Thanks for posting this article on how to achieve your dreams. As you say Scott – the road can be long and motivation is always welcome.

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  2. Joe says:

    Congrats on living your dreams, Scott. Great tips. Thanks!

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