Celebrate the art of dreaming!
We hope everyone had a Happy Holiday Season and is ready to ring in 2022 with great intentions. The start of a new year is a great time for us all to think about new beginnings and the adventures we want to embrace.
Most of the things we dream about are things we could do if we were willing to work toward it, align our choices to support it, and stay flexible in terms of fulfilling it.
You don’t need to believe it will be easy, or it will happen quickly, or it will look exactly like you visualized it. You just need to believe in the possibility, which means you need to believe in yourself.
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
—Vincent Willem Van Gogh
This quote is a great inspiration to begin your journey on determining what your dreams are and how you can accomplish them. If you can visualize them, you can live them.
Start with the big picture!
Sometimes the hardest part is determining what your dreams are. What goal you want to start with. Listen to your intuition! Think about what you truly want for yourself and don’t focus on what you think others want for you.
What do you enjoy? What are you passionate about? What gets you excited? What, for you, brings that instant smile? Make a list and write it down. To see your vision for yourself come true, it’s important to consciously think about your dreams and then take action.
Be specific and write it down!
Write a specific and clear statement that you can visualize and think about it daily. It should describe what you would like to happen or what you want to achieve. It should be measurable and have a time frame attached. USA Today found in a study of New Year’s Resolutions, that people who write their goals down are 46% more successful at reaching them than the people who did not.
Outline the steps that will make your dream a reality!
What do you need to do to achieve these goals? Do you need new skills or knowledge? Do you need more time? Determine what needs to be done and start with the item that will offer the most value.
Write down a list, which can be updated each week with actions you will take to push you forward. Doing something consistently, no matter how small, will build momentum.
Don’t let yourself get in the way!
Stay positive! How many times have you dreamed about what you want for yourself and then thought about the many ways it can’t, won’t or shouldn’t happen? I don’t have enough time. I don’t have those skills. I am not smart enough. I don’t deserve that.
I am too old or young. I don’t have the money. What if my family thinks it’s a bad idea? Instead, decide what you want, believe in it, dream about it, take action steps towards it and commit to it every day! That may mean getting up earlier or enrolling in a program, but you can make anything happen! You are worth the effort!
Never Give up!
Learning is one of the greatest gifts life has to offer. Don’t let fear be a part of your decision making and prevent you from grasping all life has to offer! Mistakes are an inevitable part of success and turn into opportunities to learn, redirect, move forward and re-commit! Think of Thomas Edison, who made 10,000 attempts to develop the light bulb! Each failed attempt got him one step closer to his goal.
Take time to applaud each step you make and others who help you get there!
Each decision we make contributes to building the life we want. For example, getting out of bed early to go work out may be a tiny decision, but each time you make that decision, you are closer to achieving your goal. You made it once, so you know you have it in you to make it again and again.
Applaud your self, and your spouse who made breakfast for the kids or made sure you had gas in your car for that early morning drive to the gym. If you have a work out buddy-thank them for going with you and encouraging you to move forward.
Take one goal at a time!
This is the hardest rule of thumb and the biggest challenge for all of us. There are so many things we want to do in this short life and we tend to take on too much.
If we take one goal at a time, and achieve it before we move to the next, it gives us more time to commit and work on it, ensuring our success. It also can give you a firm foundation of structure if one goal builds on the rest and a greater sense of confidence moving forward.
We at Karma and Luck wish for all of you to make your dreams come true! We all have the power within us to make changes in our own lives which will positively affect ourselves, our families and all of those we come in contact with.
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