Imagine you are in your absolute dream job, living your dreamiest life, making the impact you long to make?
How amazing does that feel?
SO GOOD right?
So…why aren’t you doing exactly that? No seriously, why?
If you’re like most of the population, you’ve probably come up with a few really solid excuses by now.
It’s just not practical. It’s too late for that dream. There’s already too many people doing it. I don’t have the expertise I need. I have too many responsibilities. My family needs all my time and energy. The transition would be too hard. I don’t have enough money saved to make a change. I don’t know, maybe I’ll try it in a few years. My life is fine as it is.
Wow, that was so easy to come up with excuses. Like, insanely easy. Was it that easy for you?
Now I want you to title all of your excuses: Excuses I’m allowing to hold me back. I doubt you really want to do that, and you probably don’t want to hear me tell you they are excuses anyhow. Because most likely, they are legit reasons in your mind. Regardless, I’m going to continue to call them excuses and do you know why?
Because people in your same spot have gone on to live the dream life you’re wanting.
Making excuses each day is really easy, as I just proved. And the best part is, people will let you. They will agree and say it isn’t the right place and time. They’ll make you feel good about your decision to stay comfortable where you are. And you know what? That’s perfectly fine, but that’s not getting you any closer to your dream life, dream job, biggest impact.
And if I had wanted you to stay comfortable and play smaller than you are meant to, I wouldn’t have created this podcast. And today is the day we start playing bigger.
I don’t mean that you need to quit your job and go move across the country. Dream lives aren’t built in a day, but they are created with small steps taken one day at a time.
If that means you need to spend 10 minutes a day reading a business book, order one on Amazon prime today, or go to the library, I did that earlier!
If that means, you need to stop chatting with certain people who are downers in your life, start there (I realize this is a hard one, but suuuuper important).
If that means you need to improve your relationship, definitely start there.
If that means volunteering with an organization you feel really passionate about, carve out an hour a week and start there.
By starting somewhere really small, with a tiny shift in the direction you want to go, you will feel leaps and bounds more fulfilled.
And for all you who are already on the path towards your dream life, keep going. Inevitably there will be days, weeks, and months that feel like you haven’t even gone an inch forward, but rest assured, when you look back a year from now, you will be able to see your progress so much clearer.
I love this quote from Mike Dooley in Leveraging the Universe:
“…even as my ship was coming in, I couldn’t see it! I never realized how CLOSE I was to seeing some of my grandest dreams realized, and they never would have had I not persisted….It is impossible to actually know how close you are on a journey inspired by a dream. Even now, for instance, you may have already reached your dream’s tipping point where SUCCESS IS INEVITABLE – though this will only ever be known with hindsight, at some point after the fact.”
So remember, you aren’t that far from your dreams BUT you have to be willing to take those small steps to get there and every day. I truly believe success is inevitable if you stay persistent!
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Have the best day of your life today!!!
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