If your dreams seem too big and out of reach, here are 3 steps you can take right now to get you there.
1. Create a crystal, clear reality
It is one thing to list things that you want. It is another thing to get crystal, clear on what that means. When you think about your dream life, it has to be more than a collection of things. What does it really look like? What does it really feel like?
Take a look at every area of your life. Your body and health. Your love and relationships. Your wealth or financial abundance. Your big dreams. Your call to give back or the way you want to contribute to those around you. Write each one on a sheet of paper and divide the sheet in half with a vertical line. On the left side of the line, write your current situation in each area. On the right side of the line, write your dream situation in each area. Be very specific on each side.
After you write your list (some may only have 1 item and some may have 10), take the time to recognize what achieving those goals will mean for you and write those at the bottom of the page.
For example, maybe your wealth page looks something like this.
Working 60 hours a week | Want to work no more than 40 hours per week
Making $2k a month | Want to make $10k a month
Achieving these 2 goals in the area of wealth/financial abundance will allow me more freedom and flexibility in my life, will allow me to purchase a new car, will allow me to pay for my child’s college which will keep them from entering real life with a ton of student debt, and will allow me to travel. It will also give me the confidence to know that I can financially handle any situation therefore increasing my security long term.
What you write doesn’t have to be complicated, but you do need to take the time to put some real thought into what you really want and what that will mean.
Some of you have bought into the power of visualization and some of you are probably still on the fence about if it really works or not. I’m not going to spend the time here today to try to convince you that visualization really works but I will say there is scientific evidence that supports its power.
Once you complete your lists, start to visualize accomplishing those goals. Visualize yourself as you will be after you achieve the goals and do it through your own eyes (meaning not looking at yourself but looking out as yourself). Visualize what it will feel like. Visualize what it smells like. Visualize how your days will be, who will be around you, and all of the details associated with it.
Don’t stop visualizing until you reach your goals.
3. Uncover blocks
This one is probably the most difficult because we often are not aware of our blocks. If you are unsure how to uncover your blocks, I wrote a post “How to Uncover your Self-Limiting Beliefs” on the subject a while back that you are free to check out for more guidance in this area.
But just uncovering your blocks won’t fix the problem. You must recognize them and then counter them. One of the easiest ways to counter these blocks is to speak an opposite truth.
· If you have been telling yourself you are not deserving – instead tell yourself you allow yourself to be deserving
· If you have been telling yourself it will always be hard – instead tell yourself that you allow it to be easy
· If you have been telling yourself it will never happen – instead tell yourself that you allow it to be happen
Getting crystal, clear is the first step. And the one that people usually skip through too quickly. But it isn’t the only step. Following these three steps together will put you on the right path to achieving your biggest dreams. So go dream big my friends!