Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Unlock power to defeat 'dream crushers'.

Why don't our dreams come true? Basically, life gets in the way, say personal development coaches and psychologists. Understanding that is the first step to reclaiming your dream.

Sometimes it's life's unavoidable circumstances. Sometimes it's our bank accounts, our careers. Sometimes it's the people who love us our parents, our spouses, our children. Ourselves.

Call them the dream crushers.

When people stand in the way of our aspirations, it's often unintentional, says psychologist Carole Kanchier, author of "Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life."

"It's up to us to preserve our dreams and make sure we don't let anything or anyone stand in our way," she says. …

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