Do you feel like no matter how much you try to change life stays the same? Your past doesn't have to dictate your future. The 20 times you've dieted before doesn't mean you're doomed to a stagnant scale this time around. The change you seek is within reach just let your imagination run wild on how to get there. If achieving your goals were as simple as creating an action plan then more of us would be living our dreams. You get stuck when life throws you a curve ball, when progress stalls and change doesn't happen in the blink of an eye, or when you realize you don't quite have the resourcefulness to move things forward.
Imagine yourself as CEO of Your Life, Inc., because that is EXACTLY who you are. Now that you recognize your role as CEO I want you to think of 3-5 things you want to achieve on this year's balance sheet. Your "balance sheet" will account for challenges and set backs you may experience all the while positioning you to come out on top. Feel free to revisit your dreams or vision board as a build your list.
Once you have your goals in mind, pick the one that you would pay someone else to have right now. That's the one you go for first. Now for that goal list 3 wild, insane, no way that can happen ways to pursue the goal. This is key to breaking down the boundaries you've created in your mind.
Here's an example:
Balance Sheet: Spend my next birthday in Sonoma, CA
Three out the box ideas to save money for that trip:
1. Put one whole paycheck aside and live on a college diet of Raman noodles
2. Sell my furniture and a few designer handbags that should cover air & hotel
3. Pick up a job babysitting on weekends to earn some extra cash over the next 6 months
What do you think? Not really all that crazy huh? Exactly!! What you're pursing is possible it takes some creative thinking, true grit, and sacrifice. Go for scary and write your ideas down so you can debunk your own myth of what's impossible in your life. Live through your imagination and let it take you to new and exciting places. Be sure to share you zany ideas in pursuit of your goals too in the comments below.
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.