Take a moment to visualize what you would like to become.
Take a second and let that dream take hold in your mind and your heart. Let it reverberate within you and manifest in your thoughts. Then, consider this statement, “You cannot have what you are not willing to become.” That dream that captivates you, that accomplishment you would like to achieve, that skill you would like to learn…all of those things are possible. But first? You have to be willing to align your life with that dream.
We are what we repeatedly do. If you are not willing to start new habits and engage in new behaviors, then your dreams will always be something you wished you achieved rather than something you actually achieved. Maybe it is not new habits you need to develop but old habits you need to let go of. Wherever you are, take some time to reverse engineer where you are and where you would like to be. If your goal is to launch an online course, take 30 minutes or an hour of your day to plan out the steps needed to make that goal a reality.
Perhaps the habits in your morning routine could use some realignment. Maybe that starts with waking up just 5 minutes earlier each day or reading an inspirational book before glancing at your phone. Taking time to analyze how our habits stack up against our long-term goals is a powerful tool to get us from point A to point B.
Kindness is Golden
In order to achieve the goal(s) you are dreaming of, you are going to need other people to support you along the way. What better way to build community than spreading kindness? It is the time for compassion. It is the time to be thoughtful and aware. Remember, your thoughts become living things when you say them out loud, so be careful what you are feeding your thoughts. Our thoughts become words and our words become actions.
Everyone is in a different boat right now, and it is not the time for judgment. By being kind and building community wherever you are, those dreams you are manifesting will have supporters, cheerleaders, and advocates. And guess what? It is a lot more FUN to build something together than by yourself. Kindness is golden, and you will need plenty of it along the way to achieving your dreams.
Wherever you are today, whatever your dream, take some time to let it manifest. Visualize how it will feel once you have achieved your dream or start living out your purpose. Give yourself permission to take the next steps in making your dream a reality. Some great first steps including reverse engineering your habits to get where you want to go and spreading kindness to build a community supportive of your dream.
I am rooting FOR you! Keep working to create the kind of business and life you enjoy waking up to in the morning. You rock, and you got this!
ABOUT ANNETTE WALTER
Much like Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s “The Profit,” who lends his expertise to struggling businesses, Annette analyzes businesses, supports them with the right resources, and designs the plan they need in order to go from surviving to thriving.
Annette Walter has started, acquired, owned and operated more than 15 companies in her lifetime. As a wife, mother of two young boys, and owner of a national company, Timber Industries, that was included on last year’s Inc. 5000 list, she is able to serve her true purpose and passion in coaching and consulting entrepreneurs through her business coaching company, iEvolve Consulting. Annette works with business owners across the globe in various industries to support their overall well-being, teams, and operations. As an operations expert and strategist, she works with business owners to help them identify organizational gaps and opportunities in their companies. She works with businesses to help make their finances, marketing efforts, technology solutions, and sales more efficient and effective.