Can you believe we’re already in the month of November?
Where has 2016 gone?
And I’m sure you realize that from here on out, it’s going to be one heck of a roller coaster, given the speed at which holidays usually blur by. Before you know it, it’ll be 2017 already and you’ll be trying to stay faithful to your New Year’s Resolutions.
You may think it’s a bit early to start talking about New Year’s Resolutions and your plans for 2017, but if there’s one thing that sets successful people apart from the rest, it’s the fact that they have a plan in mind.
Check out this quote:
Powerful, isn’t it? And so true.
If you’re a reader of my blog, chances are you’re not just interested in health and wellness alone. You probably are also curious about building wealth through wellness and learning how you can achieve financial freedom by doing something you love.
So for the next few weeks, leading up to 2017, I want to talk about getting serious when it comes to planning for your future and your dream life. By doing so, I hope to help you get on the right track as far as getting clear on what you want, how you want it, and what you need to do in order to get there.
We’re specifically going to cover questions like:
- What does your dream life look like?
- What type of person do you need to become to achieve your dreams?
- What/who do you need to let go of to reach a higher level in your life?
- What kind of resources do you need to move forward with your dreams? (This isn’t just referring to money. It can also mean resources such as books, trainings, a mentor, etc.)
- What next steps do you need to take to get started?
To get started, let’s jump right in with the first question.
What does your dream life look like?
So many people talk about financial freedom, entrepreneurship, debt-free living, and so on, but they never really take the time out to gain clarity around how exactly they plan on achieving that goal.
Why is this important? Simply put, having a clear idea of what you want to achieve is going to be one of the biggest motivating factors behind the actions you take toward your goal. You need to know why you’re doing what you’re doing. What are you working toward? With this in mind, you continue striving forward and won’t give up as easily as you otherwise might’ve.
But clarity is important for another reason, too: it gives you focus. Clarity ensures that you’re not drifting from one project to another aimlessly, spinning your wheels, and never really getting anywhere. If you’re prone to ‘shiny object syndrome’ or you’re the type of person who easily loses interest in a new venture only after a short while, this is especially important for you.
As Brian Jackway writes on his business blog, “Clarity is determining exactly what results you want to achieve and when you want to achieve them…If you don’t make the time to define your goal in exact terms, you are not setting yourself up for success. Instead, you are setting yourself up for a guess and generality rather than [something that’s] clear, focused, and specific.”
So today, I want you to give some thought to your dream life.
Again, what does it look like? What are you able to do? How do you spend your free time? On what kind of things do you spend your money? Who do you envision being a part of your dream life? Take a few moments to reflect on these questions and journal about them.
You might’ve heard that many athletes use visualization, guided imagery, or ‘mental rehearsals’ to increase their effectiveness in a sport. (For example, a basketball player might envision himself making a shot and the ball going through the net). So after you get clear on what your dream life looks like, I then encourage you to spend a few minutes a day to actually envision it.
Yes, that’s right: I’m giving you permission to daydream! Close your eyes and actually see yourself in your dream life: feel the ocean breeze on that tropical getaway, or hear the sound of laughter in that large family gathering, or imagine the stress melting away from your body at the idea of being debt-free. The more and more you practice visualization like this, the more motivated you become to achieve your goals, meaning you’ll be one step closer to success.
And if you’re ready to uplevel your game and really take your business goals seriously, I want to invite you to learn more about building wealth through wellness by joining my team and getting coached by me. Find out all the details here.