“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Do not let yourself be lulled into inaction” -Bill Gates
For some reason, we have no trouble quickly strategizing how to tackle a mound of food set in front of us, yet goals and dreams that will light us up and color our world feel too big at times.
So, we pause.
Eventually, that pause turns into a lull, and soon it is forgotten.
Sometimes we pause because we think the goal is too big, so we think it’s impossible. Sometimes we pause because we don’t know where to start, so we become paralyzed with indecision. And other times we put our goals and dreams on the back burner because other “pressing” things need to be taken care of first.
Today, dare to dream.
Your two-step guide to dream-weaving.
Step 1. Think of one thing that lights you up in anticipation.
Do you want to write a book? Do you want to run your first 5k? Do you want to lose 50lbs so you can keep up with your grandkids? Do you want to embrace a spiritual practice?
What is the one thing that you think of most?
Now, write it down.
Step 2. What can you do right now?
Underneath that one thing I want you to write one to three action steps that you could take right now to move you in that direction.
These need to be small action steps. If you are looking at action step number one and still feeling overwhelmed, it is NOT small enough. For example, do you want to lose 50 pounds? Here is an example of action steps that may keep you from taking action:
1) Run every day
2) Lose 5 pounds a week
3) Start a diet
Whew, that may not look like much, but that is a loaded task list!
To keep you moving forward and engaged, here is that same goal chunked down into much smaller, more encouraging bites:
1) Text your friend to get
the name of her gym
2) Call said gym to schedule consultation
3) Show up to scheduled initial consultation
Yes, that only gets you as far as the door of the gym … but whoa, what happens once you step into the gym will forever change your course, and the next steps will roll out in front of you like the red carpet you deserve! Trust me on this.
“Where focus goes, energy flows.” Tony Robbins
It is NEVER too late to start your health journey, and it is never too early to start your health journey, either. So why not start today?
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