Many of us have developed idealistic pictures of our lives. I remember seeing myself as a popular chick in the “in” crowd with incredible long dark hair. I have the perfect cheerleader body and was full of pep and vigor. All the girls wanted to be my friends and all the jocks wanted to date me. Later I decided I would make an incredible rock star. I was going to change my name to something exotic, like Monica. That’s right! I thought the name Monica was exotic! Later I thought I was going to meet a prince who would love me and take care of me and our family forever.
I created a vision and then sadly found myself disappointed over and over. I was far from popular and labelled myself a loner. I was okay with that because that means I didn’t have to be disappointed anymore. I cannot hold a tune and I certainly do not have the cheerleader pep! What happened to me?
Creating a vision is healthy and creating a positive and realistic goal is important. I did neither. I simply dreamed for things to come true. I did nothing to set my dreams into action.
So now I write out my dreams. Who I want to become; how I want to accomplish this; when I want to have this happen. I am specific! I have a detailed outline of the entire plan. This next part is VERY important!
Everyday do something to move towards your purpose. In business it may be cold calling or getting caught up on your administration or networking and connecting with others that may be great contacts for you and your business. In your personal life it could be setting a daily menu to ensure healthy eating, setting your organizer to have quality days and times with your family or simply setting alone time to reinvigorate yourself.
Be realistic and know that wanting to make a huge change in your life could take a long time and to set timeframes to ensure your success. Also be brave enough to push yourself so that you don’t lose sight of your end result.
YOU CHOOSE! You get to set your dreams and turn them into an action plan! I look forward to hearing all your great accomplishments.
Anna Ottaviani is a Board Certified NLP Master Practitioner & Master Coach, Board Certified Master Hypnotherapist,Creating Your Future® , Time Line® Therapist Practitioner and Reiki Master. Her methods are unique and tailored to each individual client. She can be reached at www.sucessfullyyou.ca or by phone at 289-221-5772. You can follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/successfullyyou?ref=ts&fref=ts