Dreaming and Doing
Do animals dream of rainbow futures and lofty successes? Humans certainly do, but how do we bring those dreams to fruition without feeling overwhelmed and under-prepared? With some easy, methodical tools and a positive attitude, we can transform dreams into goals and goals into achievements. Then voila! There's your rainbow!!
STEP I: CLARITY
Take a moment to write down some of your most inspiring dreams - dreams for today, this month, this year, 5 years, even 10 years from now. Don't leave anything ambiguous - be specific, create clarity around your dreams so that there is no room for inertia. Ambiguity is an Action-Killer, so place your intentions precisely.
STEP II: ACTION
Now that your dreams are crystal-clear, let's transform them into concrete, achievable GOALS. Try this:
Every night, write down a TO DO list for the next day, no more than 3-5 tasks that will help you move toward your goal. Breaking down larger goals into direct, manageable tasks is helpful in mitigating the paralyzing sensation of feeling overwhelmed. The next morning, commit to completing your TO DO list by the end of the day.
STEP III: ATTITUDE:
Now that you have created actionable tasks that will help move you toward your Goal, let's shift our perspective onto the POSITIVE:
Every night, take a moment to write down 3 things that you are GRATEFUL FOR. Reflect on the positive things that have occurred throughout the day - a person, an event, a place, or an action you took toward your goal - write down those moments and offer up gratitude for the GOOD in your life. Nurturing a positive attitude is a potent way to transform your inner life into one that attracts positive energy in your outer life.
The act of achieving your dreams is a process toward becoming your best self, and when you are your best self, inner happiness is born. So keep dreaming, keep believing, break it down, build it up, commit, be tenacious, move forward and go for it!