Let me explain….
A lot of us enter our twenties with high hopes and expectations for what we feel our lives should be like. However, the way we go about it can lead to chaos instead of clarity. Without a plan and clear goals to measure we can’t expect to receive anything. And let’s face it..no one is coming to rescue us or remind us to do what we need to do to acheive. Motivation has a double edged sword.
‘Feeling’ motivated is not enough to actually reach our goals. For the days when we wake up having no motivation we will need a guideline to keep us on track on the journey of creating the life we want and manifesting our dreams. While that sound like magic, acheiving goals actually feels uncomfortable and taxing on the mind because we still have work, family, and community obligations to consider.
Manifestating your life is more than jsu thinking about it and doing good deeds hoping that because we’ve been so good that life will reward us. The truth is, the product of hard work is not always the result we seek. That is why having a plan for the next one, three, five, and ten years of our lives can help us stay on track. It also serves as a reminder that life is not just or unjust, it just is. To achieve what we feel is impossible, requires an unlimited supply of hope and hustle.
Life revolves around us daily. Time lapses with no regard to whether or not we started or completed that project that would land us our dream job. Nothing is against you. Circumstance is not a life sentence. Coming from nothing or not being able to get a loan to start that dream business should never stop you from trying.
Having a plan starts by identifying your highest goals. We won’t be able to achieve or master everything we put our minds too. Clarifying our goals starts with determing what we want most. This will require some dedicated time for self relfection. In modern times self-care has become a hot topic and this is indeed a part of self care. Going into life without a plan is fine, but it won’t get you the results you seek if you want to change your life for the better.
Ready to get clear on what you want and make a fail proof plan to achieve it? Here’s top three things you can do to get started:
#1 If it’s not a ‘hell yes’ then it’s a no
An easy way to chop down that long list of passions that continuously flows fomr our minds is by writing them all down. Once you have all of your passions and ideas on a paper look it over and Marie Kondo your list. If you’ve been watching Netflix or follow her on instagram, Marie Kondo helps people tidy their spaces by only keeping items in their home that spark joy and decluttering the rest.
The same applies to your goals. There is only so much attention you can give to your passions. It is best to focus only on those that give you joy. Toss out the rest or share the idea with someone you think would be great to make it happen. Only choose the passions that you would jump out of bed for. Every idea we receive we do not have to achieve. What matters most is accomplishing the things that make us feel like we are living a life of value, victory, and valoursly.
#2 Do your research.
Learn exactly how long it takes to build a business around your idea or to accomplish reaching your dream career. By understanding where you stand wihtin the scope of your skills, this will allow to easily find the areas of your life that require the most improvement.
#3 Allow gratefulness to lead the way and prepare you for more.
Oprah says it best: “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
If we focus too much on what we don’t have or how the things we’ve tried have not yielded anyh results we can lose sight of our dreams. That is when a plan can allow us to have a guideline to stay on track. Consistently focusing on what you do not yet have attracts and multiples the feeling and experience of not having.
The more you are grateful now for what you have, the more life will give you to be grateful about in the future.
Without a plan you and your goals will get blown about in the dust up that can be life. Set backs and roadblaocks are a real thing that stop more than half of the country from prusuing what really matter to them. Don’t allow the fear of rockbottom or being seen getting started prevent you from continuing on.
Having a plan does not mean choosing to be unhappy until the plan comes through. It is saying that no matter what life throws at me, I’m sticking to my plan and am prepared for the ‘F’ in life. Flexbility. Make sure your plan leaves room for you ro enjoy the process of becoming HER. Humble, elevated, and resilitent as hell on the path to your dreams.
Don’t leave withotu leaving comment. Let us know how this article helped you or if you have more questions. Also, if you’ve been caught up in lifes chaos and unable to start your gaols, what do you feel like is the number one setback?