Time really does fly. I can’t believe a week has already passed. This blog has been such a great tool at keeping me on track. Reminding me what I need to do… And what I’m not doing. I am presently full of the cold, super tired and super achey. I want to be horizontal with a hot whiskey in my hand, I want a blanket and a servant named Tommy. Instead I’m at the table bent over a smashed up ipad with a pot of soya yoghurt. Yay… Let’s be vegan. Do they really treat cows that badly? Wish I didn’t know.
I’m playing on my new level of dedication. It is tough.
So far it’s all been about ground work. The need to determine what you really want, stop dreaming about it, start believing in yourself, start working for it and be prepared for anything and everything that you come up against. Committing yourself to your dreams.
Now we need to start making some real plans. Physical ones. Goals. Milestones. Break the big dream into little manageable pieces so we’re always moving forwards with our goal in mind but not overwhelmed by how massive that is. Apparently this is like a business plan. Business sounds fun. Or maybe it’s nothing like a business plan. Nevertheless, that’s what we are going to call it.
- STATE YOUR AIM! What do you want?! Don’t be shy. What is it? You can achieve ANYTHING. If you’re feeling uncertain about writing down what you really want then go back over days 1-5 and see where you’re falling behind.
- What do you think you need to do to achieve your dream? Brainstorm a list of activities, people you can contact, places you can go, books you can read etc etc. If you need money to support you in your activity, write down how you’re going to make it. ‘I CANT’ isn’t even an option. We all can.
- With your long term goal in mind, organise your list of things you need to do (above) into small groups. Create smaller milestones that feel more within reach but always keep your long term goal in mind. That is important so you stay focused.
- Beside each group of smaller milestones write down a deadline and a reward for yourself for when you’ve completed them. This will not only give yourself something to look forward to but encourage you to carry on.
- Finally, tell people what you are doing, what you are working towards. It not only gives your actions conviction, you never know who might be able to help along the way.
By writing your plan of action down and putting it somewhere you can see regularly, you should be more motivated and less intimidated by the scale of the task ahead. Whenever you’re having a bad day and you feel like giving up, you can refer to your plan and see how far you’ve come already and all that you’ve achieved. That your efforts haven’t been wasted and it’s really not too long until the next treat. Each step forward is a step closer to living the life you have always dreamed of.