Do This ONE Thing To Change Everything In 2018

We all have that one dream. The BIG Dream. The dream of all dreams. The dream that makes your heart smile and flutter when you think about it. I'm not talking about winning the lottery. I'm talking about the dream that gives your life purpose. The dream that gives you a life so fulfilling, you jump out of bed every morning stoked to cease the day. 

My ultimate dream is to author bestselling novels that weave messages of hope, encouragement and life lessons into brilliant storylines--sort of like a subliminal self-help book. Last August, I started chasing that ultimate dream when I wrote the first words of, The Devlyn Disguise.

With each word I laid down, my heart would leap for joy. The feeling was crazy. I was following and living my dream, and it felt amazing. I am now so fully addicted to that feeling of having a purpose and following my dreams, what feels like all four hundred and twelve rewrites and edits to the book since finishing the first draft in November for #NaNoWriMo, have been exhilarating, too! 

Quite possibly, the true meaning of life is following your dreams.

What about you? What’s your ultimate dream?

Not sure? Figure it out. 

Whatever you do, in 2018, please, follow your ultimate dream to the ends of the earth and back. It's so worth it and feels AMAZING. You only get this one life, live it according to your dreams and aspirations. Not, your, 'someday I will...'

Below are a few great tips for following your one big dream in 2018.

1. Figure out what your one dream is, and visualize it. See what it looks like, how it will change your life. Allow yourself to dream and believe, don't hold back. Let yourself get a taste of what your life WILL be like when your dream becomes a reality.  It's magical. Do it. Your heart will get hooked on that feeling and help drive you to the finish line. 

TIP: Read the book or watch the movie, The Secret. The Secret has personally helped me, my family members and many of my friends- and millions and millions of people around the world-- Take what you can from it. It’s often free on Netflix or Amazon. Definitely worth the watch if nothing else.

2. Make a game plan. What is the first step to realizing your one big dream? Do you have to go back to school? Move? Change jobs? Figure out the first step, and how you can take it. Write down the plan for step one. Focus on accomplishing it. Do that with each step. Don't get overwhelmed, just follow the dream. 

3. Set an alarm that goes off every day at a time you know you’ll be free that says, Follow your dreams, and spend an hour doing it.

4. Tell people about your dream and your plan to make it a reality in 2018. Get people to help hold you accountable.

5. Beleive in yourself, the dream and it coming true with all your heart and soul. The power of the human mind is insane. If you can dream it, you can do it. 

What are you waiting for? 

Happy New Year. Make 2018 your best year yet. 

April is an award-winning writer and blogger. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit