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You can have everything you want in this life if you are willing to focus on goals that create a compelling vision for your future. A vision of a life that makes you want to keep moving forward because your desire to achieve it means your soul won’t let you stop until you get there. Have you ever felt this way about anything in your life?
In this technologically advance world, any tools, strategies or advice that you need to achieve your life mission is just a mouse click away. So what is holding you back? Like most of us you’ve probably buried the pain of your complacency in a normal way. You’ve subconsciously decided that it’s more comfortable to be overweight than to exercise and eat well or you don't have time to start something new. You’ve looked at famous entrepreneurs or celebrities and decided they have something special that you don’t and therefore you can never be them. And you’re right, you can’t have what they have. But you can have what you want, just by being you and here’s how.
When we allow ourselves to be comfortable but unhappy, we are running a story through our minds that what we have is good enough. You may already have achieved more than you expected in life and now you’ve agreed within yourself that you’re where you want to be so you can stop pushing yourself. But the fact is, until we allow ourselves to feel the pain of not trying to achieve our dreams, we’ll never do anything to turn them into our reality.
Think about the one thing you would like to do, have or give most in your life for yourself or someone you love. Now think about reaching the end of your life and feel how painful it will be if you didn’t even try to achieve this. Would you feel an overwhelming sense of regret that you did not try to obtain the one thing you wanted most? Now, imagine what your life would be like if you achieved your dream. How would you feel? Would you feel proud, happy and successful? How would others view you? Would you be an inspiration to them? When you can feel the pain and fear of failure, you will be ready to do something about it. When you can envision a compelling future, you won't just want to move forward, you'll have to because your soul won't let you stop.
This is where you roll your eyes at me, because I’m going to show you how to set simple goals that will propel you forward (I know you’ve seen this before, but if you’re not doing it, you don’t know it). Write down the very first step you would need to take to start moving towards your goal. Only write down one step and it must be the very first step you need to take.
For example, if you want to lose 10lbs, write down “Go for a brisk 20 minute walk today”.
Now, go and do that one thing today, yes, right now. Don’t overthink it, just go and do it today.
Then immediately after you finish your action step today, write down the next step that you are committed to take tomorrow. Just one thing, that’s all. If you keep following this process everyday, you’ll start to build momentum towards your goal and soon you’ll be propelling yourself forward without the need to think about it. You’ll just naturally want to do as much as you can to achieve your dreams, if you’ve created a compelling vision for yourself. If you’ve felt how painful it will be if you don’t succeed and how amazing it will be when you do.
Share your commitment to your action step in the comments below then go, get out there and start executing because, action creates inspiration.