Action Is The Key to Dreams Coming True
There is one thing that stands true for everyone, no matter who you are or what you dream. To be successful, you MUST put ACTION behind your vision and when you do, your dream WILL become a reality.
When I was young I dreamed of growing up and getting out of poverty! I grew up with a single mom, and we lived most of my childhood in poor neighborhoods on public assistance. I knew from a very young age I wanted more!
So, despite the chaos that surrounded me I held a vision of something higher. I didn’t know how I would be independently wealthy one day, or how I would travel all over the world, and have a healthy supportive relationship, but I knew if I could see it, I could create it!
And so along with holding my vision, I moved into action. At that time, it included focusing hard at school, and NOT focusing on all the the breakdowns that were going on around me – tattered relationships, violence, scarcity.
Even when I got off track I refused to let it stop me. I held onto my vision, got back to my studies, and found something positive in my life to focus on – grandparents who loved me, a mom who worked hard to take care of us,
Over and over again I proved this formula to be true!
I followed the same formula every single time – in my relationships, with my finances, with my health.
Don’t believe me? Give it a try! You can insert ANY dream into this formula and it will work!
Vision + Action = Your dreams becoming a reality
Once you have a vision that you BELIEVE in, the only way to accomplish it is by moving into purpose driven action, to not just “make it happen” but to “allow” it to happen!
The universe WANTS to give you what you ask for. But YOU have to meet the universe halfway by taking action! Any dream is possible. The only thing holding you back is your own limiting beliefs, and what you choose to focus on!
First Believe, Then Achieve
When I was young I dreamed of traveling around the world. That was my VISION. I talked about it to anyone and everyone who would listen. I had no idea how I was going to do it, and as a girl growing up at poverty level, I had no real reason to believe it was even possible.
But here is the thing, if you can imagine it, you can achieve it!
You don’t need to know HOW right now. You just need to give yourself permission to see it (in your mind) and believe it. The universe will eventually provide the opportunities and when it does, you need to be ready to take them!
Being ready to take those opportunities is a pretty big deal. You need to be ready emotionally, physically, and mentally!
The bottom line is this: You get exactly what you expect to get out of life!
For example, if you expect to be poor and miserable living paycheck to paycheck because that is all that you have ever experienced, guess what? The universe is going to say, “You got it!”
So turn it around and do what I did. I fully EXPECTED that my life would be better, safer and more secure than it was growing up. And that is exactly the life I got as an adult!
I am not saying you just think it, do nothing else, and it will happen!
That is where action comes in. You must meet the universe half way by taking committed ACTION.
Action drives the expectation, which leads you down the path you are creating!
Self Limiting Thoughts Stop Progress
When you find yourself stuck and unable to move forward, stop and think. What self-imposed limitations are you putting on yourself? And then remind yourself, “It is ONLY my limit because that is what I thought.” You place those limits on yourself and guess what!
YOU can remove them!
At one point I found myself stuck when it came to trying to be healthy and fit, and nothing was working. Finally, I realized my limiting thoughts like “I am not built like that” and “It’s easier for people like THAT to do it” and “ This will be too hard for me”.
So one day I decided to dream bigger and to raise my expectations. I released those limits, I raised my belief about my ability in my mind and began to change those thoughts immediately.
All it takes is a willingness to change your thoughts.
Do This Now
Take a minute and write down some of your own self-limiting thoughts.
Now change them to be empowering or motivational. For example, instead of thinking “That is too hard for me” how about “This won’t be hard for long! I can get there!”
Instead of “I am not smart enough” try saying, “All I have to do is learn…”
When you find yourself having a negative thought, recognize it, then flip it immediately to something more empowering. This simple act of adjusting a few words and focus, can transform your entire life!
Knowing what you know now, ask yourself these two questions:
“What if I thought a little bit bigger? What if I expected a little bit more?” Imagine, if you release those negative thoughts and replace them with more empowering thoughts… How far could you go?
What could stop you?
The answer? Absolutely nothing!
It’s time to get out of your own way!
The key to success is action. Decide NOW how you are going to take control of your own self-limiting beliefs, then join us in Manifest Your New Mindset group and share with us so we can support you on your journey!