We all have dreams that we would love to realize, but for some of us it seems like it will never happen...

Have you ever considered that perhaps, you are not ready for your dream and that this is the reason why your dream is delayed?

Most people want something to happen or somebody else to make the first move, before they do go into action.

In the case of your dreams you want somebody to give you a break or you want the Universe or God to pull some strings to get you into a place before you start taking action to realize your goals and dreams.

Unfortunately, the Universe doesn't work that way.

You have to make the first move... not the Universe, or somebody else. Sometimes you have to make a number of moves before things start happening the doors start opening.

In many cases the move that you want to make is not the right one at that time.

Let me explain by giving you an analogy. Let’s imagine you want to cross the river to go the other side. Now you probably think that the most important thing would be to find something to cross the river with, like a boat.

So lets say you look for something to built a boat with, but you can't find anything. What are you going to do? Most people would just do nothing, except complain that they're stuck on the side of the river where they don't want to be.

Is this helpful? Absolutely not...

Or here is another analogy. Many people all over the world would love to immigrate to the United States. So they would do all kinds of things including enrolling in the annual Green Card Lottery. When this doesn't work they don't do anything at all.

Is this helpful? Again the answer is no.

So what are people supposed to do? It all depends on what they want to do once they get to their destination.

What do you want to do once you cross the river or once you get to the United States?

This is what you should think about and put your energy and efforts into.

Once you start dreaming about something and actively prepare to have that thing come into your life, even if you don't know how it's going to happen, something very interesting happens.

The Universe actually starts to draw that thing to you much faster than if you were to do it yourself.

That is why it is very important that you know what you want, before you do anything.

It is the most important question you can ask yourself, because in that question and the answer you give is contained the key to unlock your dreams.

Whenever I ask people what it is their dream, many say: "to go to the United States" which is the same as saying "I want to cross the river." So after you cross the river or get to the USA, then what…

It is only when you ask the follow up question, that it becomes clear what they want to go and do there. However, many people continue to give a similarly vague answer to the follow-up question.

They may say something like, "to live a good live" or "to live the American dream" or "to be successful" or rich or something similarly vague.

When I hear answers like that, I'm not surprised that the person still hasn't realized his dreams.

In order to manifest your dreams you have to be specific. The more specific the better…

If you have a specific dream you can make specific plans and you can clearly visualize your dreams because they are clearly defined. The more clearly you can visualize your dreams and focus on it, the faster the Universe will act upon it and bring you the desires of your heart by attracting the people, resources and circumstances that will make it all happen.

So what are the things that you can do for example if you want to go to the United States to become a famous singer? Start singing right where you are; Start writing songs and start performing with people so that when the time comes, you will be ready.

I define "luck" as the collision between "opportunity" and "preparedness."

When opportunity comes and you're not ready, it will be as if it didn't come, because you won't be able to take care of it either way.

Man times we look at people who experience good things in life and we say, "he or she is so lucky, I wish it was me" or some would get negative and say things like, "I can sing better than her, yet she gets all the opportunities. Life is so unfair."

The other day I happened to watch Tyra Banks' Talk Show and in this specific show she introduced a young man she met while holidaying in Palm Springs. He was a waiter there who was serving Tyra and her friend. During this interaction this young man made such an impression on Tyra that she decided to invite him to New York where she organized a modeling contract for him.

This young man had no modeling experience or training. Even though he was not at the place where he would've liked, he was happy where he was with what he had. He did the best that he could with what he had.

He made sure that he was well groomed and treated his guests with the utmost professionalism. He often went the extra mile, doing just a little more than what was expected of him.

Unbeknownst to him something was brewing in the Universe. Something good was about to happen to him. His dreams were about to be realized. But he was not in the business of looking around to see if something was happening. He continued doing the best that he could, the best he knew how. And in time the Universe delivered his dream. Better than even, he could have planned it.

So instead of worrying about building a boat to cross the river or trying to enter the USA Green Card Lottery, maybe you should think about what exactly it is you want and then start preparing yourself for that event. Start living your dream as if it has already happened, even though it hasn't. Start visualizing yourself as though you're already that model or singer by modeling clothes or singing for others.

Start behaving and acting in a confident manner, just like you would have acted if you were already the person you want to be.

Once you step into the role of your future self, the Universe has no other option but to give you the desires of your heart. It will supply the boat and the captain or it will provide the USA resident permit plus the person whose recommendation will open the doors for you. When you do that, you'll be ready when your opportunity comes along and others will start calling you lucky.

"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." Earl of Beaconsfield

Author's Bio: 

Jimmy Roos is a personal success coach and author. If you’re somehow stuck in life and don’t know why, Jimmy will help you get unstuck by shining a light on your problem and suggesting possible solutions. He will lovingly support you and hold you accountable, so that you can move forward with speed, purpose and determination. how-to-manifest-your-desires.com