How often do you find yourself working like a dog only to find yourself filled with frustration? The frustration builds because you realize you are not making headway towards your dreams and desires.
What do you do when this happens?
Do you ask yourself, “Will I ever get there?”
If you do, stop! That question will get you nowhere. Instead ask yourself,
“Am I focusing on the next right action to get me there?”
It doesn’t matter if you just climbed the highest mountain if what you really needed to do was wander the valley below you. Keeping yourself busy doing work that isn’t focused on your goals/desires will only lead to frustration and burnout.
Now with that said, focusing on your dreams without taking action isn’t any better. This creates just as much frustration for all you are doing is dreaming. You missed the step necessary to bring it into the physical world.
Some may say, “Well isn’t that the way to manifest? To envision and believe it is so?”
That is a part of it however to bring it to fruition you must take some sort of physical action. Otherwise the dream stays in your head.When you find yourself stuck in the dream stage ask yourself, “What action do I need to take?”
Remember, you must keep your action and focus in alignment to move you toward your dreams!
Let’s say you envision yourself as a speaker who shares a message with huge crowds while traveling all over the world. You can see yourself doing it, you can feel yourself doing it. Now, you need to take action to bring it to fruition.
Ask yourself, “What action do I need to take to make this a reality?”
Write down anything and everything that comes up such as:
- I need to book venues
- Visit potential venues
- Create a budget
- Create a list of negotiable and non-negotiable items
- I need to build an audience
- Share what you have to say with others
- Join groups that are relevant to my subject or target audience
- Develop social media skills
- I need to pick a subject to talk about
- Need to feel passionate about it
- Fill a need for others
- I need to build my confidence in speaking
- Join Toast Masters
- Speak to small groups
- Practice speaking about it the subject with friends/family
- I need to book travel
- Get a passport
- Find birth certificate for my passport application
- Get a passport
It’s OK if they are out-of-order you can rearrange them later. Keep writing until it feels complete.
Now that you captured all the steps, sit with them for a moment. Notice which one is calling you forward. This is now what you will focus on and work towards. Make sure to follow any preceding steps necessary for it and trust that you can do it.