Now that you have a better idea of what you want this year, the next step is to break things down into doable action steps. Though you may not notice this at first, taking small actions daily towards your dream creates a steady momentum that brings it to your life quickly.
This day, this moment, is all we really have. If we do nothing to change tomorrow, it will be one more day of reliving today. Yesterday is done and we can choose to shed any weight we carry from it, or we can allow it to keep us where we are right now. We get to decide to change our lives through small consistent actions. Instead of finding reasons that we cannot change things, we can choose little things that will make us feel good for having done them.
The key is creating daily action steps that feel manageable. Setting unrealistic goals that we know we don’t have the time for, or won’t stick to, means we quit before we get started. However, when we choose just a few minutes a day towards shifting our lives, we are able to stick with this, and the continuous focus not only creates the shift in our lives, but we feel empowered in ways we never realized we could be.
Knowing everything you want this year, write out in detail what you want your ideal day to look like. From where you are right now, what one thing can you include or remove from your current day to move you towards these dreams?
Make a commitment that you will dedicate a few minutes a day to yourself and your future. It can be 5 minutes of listening to audios that uplift your mindset, doing research, learning something new, or 15 minutes of a new habit that you can consistently include in your day. Having a daily practice that you commit to with the same dedication that you commit to your job, empowers you to create the future you want.
We easily keep commitments we make to others but may not keep the ones we make to ourselves with equal fervor. As you practice this daily habit, the feeling of giving to self is deeply empowering, and you will notice that your life begins to look different. Opportunities appear unexpectedly, people who later become facilitators towards your dreams reach out to you, and you discover skills you didn’t realize you had. When you say yes to yourself, the world says yes to you too. Just as when you are in a bad mood and everything seems to go wrong, when you decide to give to yourself, Source/God/Goddess/Universe collaborates to bring you to the future you want.
What are you saying yes to yourself about today? What is the daily habit or practice you are adding for yourself?