This looks simple, easy to follow and pretty obvious, but it's only the very successful people that have had the courage to follow it through. To create your dream life, you must not be afraid to follow your passion.
Merriam Webster dictionary defines pro activity as "the art of controlling a situation by making things happen or by preparing for possible future problems." If you really want to create the life of your dream, you must make it happen. You must keep taking step by step action to prepare for it.
Yeah, you read that right! If you're ready to create your dream life, you have to learn to not always agree with the majority. You must learn to believe in yourself and your innermost convictions. If you're always afraid to express yourself or take action because of what other people may think, how would you live truly?
Doing your best is not always as easy as it seems. It's very difficult to put in your best into anything once you're not passionate about it. That is why following what you have a strong passion for is number one. It's easy to put in your best once the passion is there.
Those who have created their dream lives have been able to satisfy some specific needs in their societies. Whatever kind of need they satisfied doesn't matter.
The dreaded fear of making mistakes or to be perceived as being wrong has kept most people from The kind of life they've always wanted. Fear keeps them in the same situation where they neither grow nor improve. This is very detrimental to the future.
How many times have you said "Yes", when you really meant "No"? How many times have you lied to yourself that you're actually enjoying what you're doing, when you know deep down that you don't? How many times have you answered "I'm fine" knowing fully well that you're not feeling okay.
You must not be afraid to seize your opportunities once they show up. This is where most people get it wrong. They pass up many opportunities that come across their ways, simply because they're not prepared for it.
Last but not the least is the popular maxim "Never give up", which is easier said than actually done. Most people give up too easily once they face serious challenges in their fields of endeavor.