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Do you have dreams that are still unfulfilled? Mountains you haven’t yet climbed? Goals you haven’t accomplished?
If you’re anything like the rest of us, you probably do. It isn’t always easy to make your dreams a reality.
Sometimes it’s hard to move forward. Sometimes hesitation and apprehension stop us in our tracks.
You’ve probably got plenty of reasons why things aren’t right with life.
The timing isn’t right. You need more information. You don’t know how to take the next step.
But the sad truth is that when success and happiness always seem to be just out of reach, it’s because you’re getting in the way and you don’t even know it.
Awareness is key to every happy successful experience we have and today I’m sharing some ways you can get past your frustrations or discouragement and stop getting in the way of your happiness and success.
1. Focus on finishing
Stop looking at how far you have to go and remember it’s all a work in progress. If you moved forward from yesterday, you’ve made progress. It was courageous to start and now you need to put your heart into finishing.
2. Keep it small
If you try and eat the elephant in one gulp, you’ll choke yourself to death. Take little bites instead. Focus on what you’ll be doing for the next 5-10 minutes. Because soon one of your 5-10 minutes will take you over the finish line.
3. Be Bold
Feeling scared of failure, or success, or lack of belief in ourself sets us up to be victims.
Step out boldly from the walls you’ve built to keep yourself safe. Once you shift your mindset from victim to victor, you’ll be creating the kind of self you’ll be glad you live with.
4. Give up expecting perfection
Wanting everything to be perfect will kill the need to take action. Instantly. You can turn something awful into something better. But you can’t turn something left undone into anything. Just do it.
5. Don’t play small
You weren’t designed to live a small life. So don’t play small because it makes others feel better. Better to ask yourself what is keeping me from living fully, from living my dreams. Once you’ve determined what you want in life, don’t settle for anything less. Go and make your dreams come true.
6. Stop overthinking
Overthinking is the best way to create problems that you didn’t know you had. You need to have a clear picture of the result you want and attach to it the feeling of joy that you accomplished it, but don’t get stuck thinking about the ‘how’.
7. Know your true values
Give yourself the best gift ever. Determine what your true values are. The things that connect you to your greatest self, those things that bring excitement, creativity and love and joy into your world. It’s much easier to make decisions and take the best actions when you know what you value most.
You can do this. You can succeed and be happy. You can get out of your own way.
Breathe some life into your actions, into your dreams into your desires.
Stick to what’s most important to you. Your values are the rocket fuel that lead directly to your destiny.
I promise, you’ll never look back.
Over to you. Do share in the comments below what you’ll take away from this week’s post. Or, when you know you’re getting in the way of your success and happiness, tell us what you’re doing. We’d love to hear from you.
Encourage one another.