Are you spending your life loving what you do and doing what you love?
Are you setting goals and achieving them (or at least working your way towards them)
Are you striving to make your little part of the world, a better place?
Maybe it’s time to put YOU first. Bring the focus inward, and manifest YOUR dreams.
Here are 6 simple steps in the right direction, that can be adapted to most goals and ambitions:
1 Kindness to self and others.
Take time every single day, to do something kind for yourself, and something kind for someone else....and expect nothing in return. I know – cliché – but will completely change your outlook, AND make you feel amazing.
2 Be honest with yourself.
Stop making excuses for why you can’t get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen. No more negative, stop expecting others to do the hard yards for you, no more desperation for quick fixes, stop blaming others, and stop saying “I’ll do it tomorrow”.
3 Don’t wait for someone else’s approval.
There will always be people judging, sniggering (trust me on this one!)....do it anyway! In my experience, the more successful or ambitious you are, the more people waiting in the wings to laugh at your failure – strive to achieve anyway.
4 Be prepared to face-plant. Often!
Get in there and get your hands dirty. No airy-fairy wishing it would happen....you have to do it yourself. And when you do, be prepared to fail over and over...but be prepared to get up again, and again, and again. It’s about being resilient. Yes, have your moment of whinging and whining (and in my case, wah wah waaahhh-ing), but then jump up, get back up and keep creating, manifesting, researching, developing and implementing your strategies. Don’t forget, every failure is one step closer to achievement, at least you know not to try THAT again!
5 Be clear about what you value.
Work out what’s important, to YOU. Do you really need that third car, or private jet? Personally, I’d rather earn a little less, and focus on making others feel great about themselves – allow others to find hope in humanity. Not everyone is in business for a quick-dollar...but some just wish to leave the world a better place. Work out WHAT you want, and WHY you want it.
6 Mentor. Share your experience. Help others.
When you reach the point that you feel you’re achieving, help someone else build their own dreams. Provide a platform for others to follow their own path, with gentle guidance and advice. Choose “your people” carefully – There will be many who want to cling onto your coat tails, hoping you will propel them to happiness. Instead, choose someone who is willing to learn, willing to listen, willing to put in 110% effort, willing to fail, in order to succeed.
That thing you always wanted to do.....go do it! TODAY
Dee Reynolds, Owner DeeVine Studio & funkyfit kids