Know What You Want and Make It Happen!
How is your life and/or your business doing? Is it stagnating, boring, or going nowhere? Have you become obsessed with meeting those loan repayments or trying to just survive until the next paycheck comes in, or vacation comes around? Are you having trouble maintaining your positive expectancy about life and/or business?
The way to live satisfying lives is to simply dream up the things that we want to do and then make them happen. A simple statement but so few of us can put it into practice! You can put it into practice if you take these steps! First, find yourself in a quiet, comfortable location where you will be free from disturbances. Ensure that you have paper and a pen handy as you will need to write some things down.
Take the next ten to fifteen minutes to envision and document a list of all the activities you would love to engage in. Adhering to a few guidelines during this exercise will be beneficial. First and foremost, refrain from evaluating your ideas as you jot them down.
For instance, if you yearn to embark on a year-long international vacation, avoid contemplating whether it is financially feasible at this moment. Instead, simply write it down. Evaluations and considerations can be undertaken at a later stage. Right now, focus on embracing the freedom of imagination and compiling a comprehensive inventory of your aspirations, assuming no limitations or obstacles exist.
This exercise encourages you to think big and bold. Write down aspirations that resonate with your deepest desires, whether they involve personal growth, career achievements, relationships, or philanthropic endeavors. Visualize yourself accomplishing feats that leave a lasting impact on the world, pushing boundaries, and defying expectations.
Once you have completed the invigorating process of brainstorming, you will find yourself with a captivating list of all the things you aspire to do. Now it's time to embark on the next step: reviewing and prioritizing your list. The objective is to sort your aspirations into a sequence based on their level of importance to you.
However, it is vital to resist the temptation to evaluate or judge each item during this ranking process. Instead, let your intuition guide you as you assign a number to each item, indicating its relative priority.
As you begin this task, immerse yourself in the excitement of the possibilities laid out before you. Reflect on the genuine desire you felt as you envisioned each aspiration. Ask yourself which experiences truly resonate with your deepest passions, values, and long-term goals. Consider the impact each activity would have on your personal growth, fulfillment, and overall happiness.
Keep in mind that priorities may shift and evolve over time. As you grow, gain new experiences, or encounter unforeseen opportunities, you may choose to reassess and adjust the order of your list. Embrace the fluidity of your desires and adapt accordingly.
Now, look at the top three items on your list and ask yourself the question: "What is stopping me from doing these things? It will help to clarify things if you write down these reasons. For example, if your number one choice is to go overseas for twelve months, your reasons for not being able to do so could be: can't afford it, can't leave my business unattended, or afraid I won't like it when I get there.
By identifying these potential roadblocks, you can gain a clearer understanding of the challenges that lie ahead. It is important to note that these obstacles are not insurmountable but rather initial hurdles that can be addressed and overcome with careful planning and determination.
Create an Action Plan
After meticulously examining your aspirations, prioritizing them, and acknowledging the potential obstacles, you have reached the final and most exhilarating step of this process: putting your plan into action. The key to this step is to seize the present moment and act upon your dreams without delay. Remember, the best time to embark on your journey toward fulfillment is always NOW.
Resist the temptation to wait for a "perfect" moment or a more opportune time to pursue your aspirations. The truth is, there will never be a time that is entirely free of challenges or uncertainties. Life is inherently unpredictable, and waiting for ideal conditions may result in missed opportunities and regret.
Instead, embrace the sense of urgency and excitement that comes with taking immediate action.
Don't let your big plans stop you from doing some of your smaller plans now. Pick a couple of activities you can do within the next month that won't cost you money. DO THEM! You will feel like a different person for having done so.
Remember, the journey toward fulfilling your dreams is as important (or even more important) as reaching the destination itself.
In my Create Your Best Life- Creative Goal Setting Course we work through all of these steps together and create a step by step roadmap to help you reach your goals and accomplish your big dreams & desires! The next course will be launching soon, if you’re interested in learning more sign up for the waitlist!