Do you ever wonder how to make it happen and how having a plan can actually be useful?
One of the challenges I have seen time and time again is that people set goals based on someone else’s thoughts and opinions of what you should do.
The challenge is that just because someone else thinks it’s a good idea, it may not be true for you or even aligned with who you are.
I can’t set a goal for my partner just like he can’t set a goal for me. Goals and dreams are personal and they come to us as individuals, not as a collective.
This doesn’t mean you can’t set goals together but the same notion still applies: You must want this!
The next step is to brainstorm and map out all the actions you can think of that are going to be necessary. You may not be able to visualize all the steps, but don’t let that stop you from laying it all out as much as you can.
Some steps will emerge through the journey. Truly, we will know what we need to know when we are ready.
Got it! Now what?
Commit to your “make it happen” plan. Write down the actions into your planner and/or calendar. Don’t make excuses when the time comes to take action, instead dig in your heels and get to work.
And after a week or two, evaluate your progress. See what steps you have taken, how you feel about it all if you need to make some changes.
Rinse and Repeat!
We all have fallen into the trap of saying “one day I will” because the reality is that “one day” will never actually materialize into existence.
It’s so much easier to say “one day” instead of actually starting right here this minute.
And if you keep saying “one day” do you actually really want this thing to come into your reality?
Truth is that taking action towards the dream you have is no small feat because the doubts and fears and your ego will tell you that you
- are not good enough
- don’t have what it takes
- you will lose your friends
It’s so much easier to stay in the box of conformity and safety among your family and friends than actually standing up for what you want and what you believe in.
But you aren’t embracing who you are and you are denying the world of your skills and talents, and that’s a damn shame.
Because you are powerful being full of ideas, skills, and talents and how dare you do not stand and embrace it all?
If you want to write that book, start a business, change your life, you need to do something about it. Because let’s face it you can’t wait for “one day” and then lay on your death bed and regret that you didn’t make it happen.
How would your life change if you decided to take action today?
What kind of impact could you have if you decided that today is the day you take the first step?
I have created the vision quest to help you take that first teeny tiny step.
- Take the Vision Quest and give yourself permission to map out the direction of your dreams so you can create the life you want!
- Conquer your Thoughts and Beliefs and change them so you can rid yourself of sabotage.
- The confidence boost to help you get a perspective on who you are and the people that have always supported you!
- Decide which Be, Do and Have Goal you are going to make happen in the next 90 Days!
- Create your action plan and know exactly the steps you will take to achieve your be, do and have goal!
2008 was a rough year for my family but more challenging for my youngest kiddo.
It’s no cake walk receiving 2 liver transplants 3 days apart. You go into surgery one day, wake up just to go into the second surgery a few days later and then be in a medically induced coma for the coming weeks.
In order to keep my head and thoughts above water, I needed another outlet other than studying for my degree because there’s only so much homework you can do in one day.
As an artist, I am always expanding my arsenal of creative outlets and decided that doodling would be perfect while we lived in the intensive care unit. It’s not like I could bring in my wood-burner, though that would have been great. But realistically it wasn’t an option and although I had my crochet work, it just wasn’t enough.
And off to the craft store, we went to pick up pen and paper and the doodling began.
I needed to affirm the words, believe, faith, hope, dream and created different versions of each doodle.
Jump ahead a few years later and I am able to take my art and have them on different products.
Drink your coffee in the Dream Doodle Mug and envision all of the possibilities you can create in your life.
Dreaming expands your imagination and creates room for opportunities, provided you don’t censor your thoughts and talk yourself out of it.
Dreaming can provide new ideas on how to solve problems and lead you into action.
So why don’t you get your mindset support in the form of a mug and every time you take a sip you are reminded to dream?
Give yourself permission to dream! You are only one step away!
Have you ever considered what getting clear on your dreams does for you?
Or what one simple action will do for your life?
You have the vision that is so far out of reach and you wonder every single day when will your dream turn into reality.
You plan, plan and then plan some more waiting for perfection and just the right time. You keep analyzing every single detail about your dream. You keep talking yourself out of it and your doubts and fears tell you that it just cannot happen.
I’m going to tell you something and you may not like it, but the right time will never come into reality.
And now I am going to tell you that you CAN turn your dreams into reality, with one single thing.
Believe in you and in your dream.
But how can I take action when I don’t know what to do?
You already have a plan right? So, now create some action steps to go with the plan.
Brainstorm a list of things you will need to do.
Let’s say you want to start a business because you want the freedom.
What will you need to get started?
Create a checklist of what you will need to do.
Do those things!
Or maybe you want to make more art?
What art do you want to do? Decide it!
Purchase your supplies.
Oh but I don’t have the time.
You look at all the things you are doing now and decide what it is that no longer fits in your priority list, let that go and then voila, you now have time to do that thing you want to do.
Just maybe you are saying, but I want to be healthier.
Define what being healthier means to you.
Is it eating less junk food or cooking more meals from scratch or both. Is it exercising and moving your body more often?
Be clear on what that means for you and then write it down.
Now write all the things you can do to help you feel and be healthier.
You have just created a list of all the things you can do to take action.
When we start to overanalyzing and make excuses i.e. it’s not perfect enough or I don’t have time you are being a disservice to your own life and your own dream.
How can I help you to start acting today? Share in the comments!
You have this amazing dream of writing a book, starting a business and perhaps even lose some weight. My guess you are thinking about your new year’s resolution and making some plans for 2016.
That’s great, but what are you waiting for?
Why does January 1st have to be the day you start taking action and begin your journey?
Why can’t it be right this very moment?
What is holding you back?
Is it fear of failing? Fear of disappointing yourself or others?
The lack of not knowing how?
Every excuse you make is a bullshit reason for why you are not willing to make your dream, goal or resolution happen.
When is enough, well enough?
How much longer are you willing to just watch others make their own dreams come true while you are still wishing you could?
Here is the truth: You can!
You need to stop making excuses and start taking action – even when the fear is as loud as a damn jet engine.
Fear is just an emotion, just like anger, love, happiness etc. Are you willing to allow the emotion to rule you, or are you willing to decide how you are going to feel and what you are going to do?
I think too often, we forget that we have a choice.
We always have a choice!
When we were kids, we were told we don’t have a choice. We need to follow the rules, do as we are told. We are told to graduate highschool, go to college or learn a trade.
We are told that we should be grateful for the job we have and just go on with our mediocre life.
Yes, I said it: MEDIOCRE
Because I know you envision your life to be different. I know that you have dreams and goals that you want to achieve but because you were told you didn’t have a choice, you just let life slip on by.
What if I told you that you are in control of your life, that you have the power to choose what you will or will not do and how you will live?
Choose and Decide!
What’s it going to be? Living your life to the rules of someone else or your own?
If you are ready to make some changes in your life, I invite you to visit The Rebel Soul Connection and start achieving your dreams and goals with like-minded people!