New Year roles around and, naturally, we want to seize the momentum and harness the special energy it brings. So we start thinking about the ‘New’. All the things we want to release, create, stop, start in our lives. We start setting goals for the year ahead.
You can probably relate to mine from years long passed.
This will be the year that I finally lose weight.
This will be the year that I finally go traveling.
This will be the year that I finally start being happy.
And we really, truly mean it. I always do!
But what happens to those good intentions? Life gets in the way. We get caught up in the ‘doing’ and our dreams fade away. All too soon, they’re tucked away, not to be touched again until the next January rolls around.
And here’s why. Because we miss the two critical steps that come after the dreaming. I’ve learnt that to create the life you want, you have to act, and you have to believe in yourself.
I’m a dreamer, truly I am. I always have been. I’m someone who likes to do whatever I can to bring my dreams to life.
I’ve learnt how to go from dream to reality.
I had a dream of writing a book. I did. And it’s being read by thousands of people around the world.
I had a dream of not only writing a book, but being recognised this year as someone who has something life-changing, heck, world-changing to say. Turns out I do.
Now I’m seeing out 2013 as an internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning author. Squealing with delight about this, I can tell you.
My debut book, Beyond Happiness: The 12 Principles of Enduring Bliss, has scooped three international awards this year, stacking up against some of the best mind, body, spirit reads around.
I had a dream of starting my own business and helping people. I did. And now I have people waiting months just to get an appointment with me.
The point is, I’ve learnt how to dream big AND how to get busy anchoring those dreams in my life.
And I’m going to share my secrets with you.
So, do you feel stuck and unable to create the life you really want? Or maybe you have big dreams and no idea how to get there.
The first thing is, none of this stuff is hard. There’s only two ingredients that create the life of your dreams. The dreaming and the doing. And then if you sprinkle a little bit of self belief on top, that’s the icing on the cake.
So, to bring your dreams to life, do what I do:
- Start dreaming. Create the space in your life, set aside some time, grab yourself a gorgeous journal like Blissed 2014 and start dreaming. Connect with who you really are. Consider your hopes, dreams, loves, relationships, career, health, wellbeing and more. Record your thoughts and ideas.
- Start doing. Know what you want, and set your focus every month to manifest all you desire with action and forward steps. Use a monthly or daily planner; decide priorities, make lists, set timeframes, and watch your dreams unfold with ease.
- Start believing. You have the power to create the life you want. If you believe you can, you can be, do and have anything. All you have to do is believe in yourself enough to take one step. And then watch all the beautiful ripples that step creates in your life. And then decide to take another step.
Remember, creation is simply intention and action.
So when you dream and then do, you have everything you need to move forward in your life.
The key is to have a framework.
If you’re like me, you have a million different lists, planners, diaries and journals all with ideas and plans.
I’ve condensed everything you’ll need, and all the secrets and steps I use to create the life I want, into my Blissed planner and journal.
It’s your all-in-one dream catcher, life planner and journal. It guides you to see your life as it is, and as you want it to be. And it gives you the framework for making it happen. Blissed will help you make 2014 your happiest year ever.
Now, turn off your pesky inner censor and dream.
Remember, the decisions you make in every moment create your life. Dreams become reality because you make a choice. A choice to do something. Anything. One thing, every day, that takes you closer to your dream.
Happy New Year beautiful. May 2014 be your happiest ever.