How do you move from dream to reality, without getting stuck halfway? How do you keep moving forward when you’d rather not move at all? Connecting your dreams to reality in this week’s Bliss for Business.
Welcome to Bliss for Business! If you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner, or career-driven individual, tune in on Wednesdays to join Dani on an adventure to learn how to bring your work life in harmony with the thirteen Bliss Habits.
Mmmm, dreams. Dreams are what spark us, inspire us. They keep us motivated, send us off on our grand adventures, give us something to look forward to. And oh wowza, isn’t dreaming fun? It lets us think about what might be, unlimited possibilities, all with positive outcomes.
But for everything wonderful that it is, a dream isn’t a plan.
Moving from dream to action takes guts. It takes resolve. Dedication to the end result. And a whole lot of work.
You can sit and think “I want to go there” or “I want to be that” until the proverbial cows come home. But you need to take action. Not just flail-y, grasping-at-straws action, but strategic action. Actions that are tied directly to your goals and dreams, actions that will get you closer, step by step, to where you’re wanting to go.
And keep taking action.
Baby steps on the days when you feel like the world’s falling down.
Itty bitty actions when you’d rather be doing anything but what you’re doing right now.
Actions when the TV, the games, the laundry, the other distractions are calling.
New steps when the old ones aren’t providing the results you need.
The good news? The spectacularly beautiful news? You already know what to do.
You really do. You know where you want to go, what the desired destination on this journey is. And you know what you’re willing (and, more accurately, not willing) to do to get there, right? That’s your moral compass in action.
Take that compass and allow it to guide you on your journey. For every action you take, every step you plan, show yourself how it related directly back to your end goal.
Because that relationship? That connection between your actions and your dreams? That’s what shores up your resolve, keeps you moving on the days you’d rather not be moving at all.
And when you’re really, truly stuck? Not sure how to get yourself moving? Ask yourself how badly you want it. Which would you rather have: the dream, or the other thing that’s calling your name? Go after the thing you want most.
Hi! I’m Dani. I’m a writer, teacher, business coach, and signal-booster, and I’m on a mission to help you make your business more awesome, more successful, and more you. (With tea. Tea is always good.)
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