Have you ever had a dream or a passion that you wanted to pursue, but down the road somewhere, found that nothing ever came of it?
I know I sure have!!
So, what is it that’s holding us back from accomplishing our goals? Why aren’t we living out our wildest dreams?
Well, they say a dream without a plan is just a wish…
So, after a few beers and some deep thought late the other night, I came up with a step-by-step system for setting goals that I’ll actually be able to accomplish because I’ll be so darn excited about them!
Without even realizing it, I’ve been using this method all along. Now that I see the pattern; now that I understand what it takes to accomplish a goal, I’m certain that there’s absolutely nothing that can stand in my way moving forward!
It just wouldn’t be fair to keep this a secret so I’ve put together a set of steps you can reference the next time you’re embarking on a new dream.
You have the power to manifest your ideal life, one dream at a time.
Just follow these seven, systematic steps!
- 1. Dream – figure out what you want by practicing self-care and self-love. Get to know yourself! Dig deep! This is where inspired action is born.
Here in the dream phase is where you’re going to come up with ideas that you’re so freaking excited about that there’s just no chance in Hell that you won’t be able to accomplish them!!!
So, rest when you’re tired, recover when you’re feeling burnt out, surround yourself with people who inspire you! Make time to slow down, reflect and to nourish your soul!
Self-care is the practice of getting to know one’s self.
Find what makes you feel good and do more of that!!!
2. Dedicate – Find your why!
Surly finding purpose and meaning in your dreams will give you more reason to pursue them! This phase should fire you up!!!
Dedicate your dream to someone or something!
Why is this your dream? When it comes to life, what will be different?
When you find meaning in your goals, it’s going to be so much easier to accomplish them!!!
This stage of the system is going to fuel you moving forward!! So, take your time here and put in the work to hone in on your mission.
3. Decide – Once you know what you want and why you want it, make an unchangeable decision to go for it.
It’s time to let go of limiting beliefs, kick fear to the curb and decide that nothing can stand in your way!
You are worthy of all of the good life has in store for you!
Set an intention and remember that you have the power to design the life of your dreams.
Phase one and two are all about tapping into your intuition! Phase three and four are all about trusting it!!!!
Your natural instincts will guide you in making the right decisions if you let them!! Trust your gut instincts!
4. Design – Set your dreams in motion by mapping out a plan of action!!!
Visualize it! Think big!
What will your life look like when your dream comes true? Figure out what you’re going to need to do to make it happen!!!
This is the fun part!!! You get to choose what your life is going to look like!! How are things going to change?
This is where your dream becomes a goal. So map out clear action steps! Figure out exactly what you’re going to need to bring it to life.
Ask for whatever it is that you want and believe that it’s already yours!
Stop waiting for your prayers to be answered and create your own destiny!
5. Delegate – Never let one missing piece to the puzzle stop you from realizing your dreams.
If there’s something you can’t do on your own, ask for help!
Entrust another person or even a form of technology to assist you in getting where you need to go!
It can be easy to get stuck in the Design phase when you’re coming up with plans to accomplish really big dreams all on your own.
Reach out to your community and recruit a team of people to help you bring your dream to life!!!!
What resources are you going to need to get your hands on? Make a list and begin gathering them up!
Whatever it is that you CAN do on your own, delegate a day to do it and get started with what you’ve got!
6. Develop – Dive in!
There’s only so much dreaming and planning that you can do before it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
It’s time to bring this baby to life!!
Even if you can’t quite see the full picture, take what you’ve got and get started!
Clarity will come as you go.
This part should be easy once you’ve got a purpose behind your dream and a plan to make it happen!!!!
7. Deliver – At some point, you’ve gotta show up and share your progress!
Done is better than perfect!!!
The key is to remember not to get caught up in the early stages for too long, because accomplishing any goal is simply a means to an end.
Once you’ve spent all of this time dreaming up and developing a goal, you’re likely going to find that you’ve got new ideas and new pieces to the puzzle that you need to work out in order to manifest this beautiful life you’ve set your sights on!
Celebrate your successes!
Reflect, reevaluate, begin again and never be afraid to pivot!
It’s a never ending cycle of dreaming and doing and pursuing and achieving that’s going to lead you on your pursuit of happiness.
Manifest your ideal life, one dream at a time!!!
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