How do you know when you’ve found your goal? When giving up something to accomplish your goal doesn’t feel like giving anything up.
2 times in the past week, I’ve had occasions to talk with different people about going after a goal. In both situations, the different people mentioned that for them to achieve their goal they would have to give up something and they were not prepared to do it. This means one thing: their dream really isn’t all that important to them.
When you’re certain about your dream, then giving up things is a trivial matter or you figure out how to keep the thing and incorporate it into your dream. The dream itself is the overriding factor. The dream happens no matter what. The dream makes everything else irrelevant.
The dream litmus test is simple: Does everything else take a second place? If it does, then you’ve found your ultimate dream. If it does not, you may have found something you like to do, but it isn’t your dream.