DAY 262: Anything You Want?

NOW

Is there anything that you have been thinking of, dreaming of, wishing it would become reality? I am sure there is.

What is it?

Write it down and break it down into smaller steps. You do not have to have all the answers or all the steps. The whole plan does not have to be created, reviewed, adapted or revised before you can start.

All you really need is the first step. That’s all.

Write down your first step and then go and do it. The first step will uncover the next one and so on.

Take that first little step int he direction you want.

NOW.

Why wait?

Love,

Rucsandra

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365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 143: You Need Support!

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So you are ready to take the steps that will create the life you desire. You now know what direction you want to go into and you have an initial plan ready to be followed (read my yesterday’s blog about making a plan).

Many people fail to reach their desired destination and live their dream, because they lose focus and concentration along the way and then lose faith. This happens often and it is a normal occurrence when one decides to reach for a great goal.

If you ever feel like giving up, just know that it happens to everybody. I certainly felt like that many times, but did not give up because I had the support I needed to be able to continue on my journey, even when I felt weaker.

Do you have the support you need in order to make the changes you want to make?

Asking for help does not mean that you are weak, but rather that you are determined to achieve what you want and if somebody can help you with staying on your path, then you will get their help. Getting the support you need will keep you going when you feel like stopping and will give you strength.

You are not meant to live in a vacuum and reinvent the wheel. Make use of the wisdom and knowledge gathered by others who went through the same process before you.

What kind of support do you think you need in order to achieve your goals? What area do you feel you need help with?

Define what you need and then ask for it.

If you need a mentor or a coach, start looking for one. If you need a good talk with a supportive friend, make the call and schedule to see them.

You need support.

We all do.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 142: Can’t Seem To Get Unstuck?

RUCSANDRA's PICTUREAnother thing that can and will stand between where you are right now and where you desire to be is the lack of clarity and specific goals. Nothing can be achieved if you don’t sit down and decide to make a plan first.

Many years back, before I understood the importance of a plan, I remember being quite unhappy with a situation or another, but that is all that I did: felt unhappy. I wanted things to change, but my focus was on how things were not working. Since my focus was on what was not working, I kept creating more of what I focused on.

Things started to change the moment I actually managed to create a mental image of what I actually wanted to happen. Once I had that clear image, I started to think about the actions that I needed to take in order to move closer and closer to my goal. Once I defined a few steps I started to do what I needed to do and things started to change and become more of what I wanted.

Is seems simple and a complete no-brainer, right?

It is.

Once you know what you want, you start focusing on it. You move your attention away from what you do not want and direct your energy towards what you want. You initially create a plan by simply envisioning the end result. Once you have the end result in mind, it is easier to define the step by step actions that will take you there.

What area of your life is stagnant and not what you really want?

Do you know WHAT is it that you truly want?

If you do, then make a plan. It does not have to be complete and perfect. It needs to have the first few actions, so that you can start taking the first few steps. You can define the following steps and refine your plan as you go, but for now just start somewhere. Starting to move, even if you feel uncertain, is better than staying still and stuck. Clarity comes from action.

If you know what you do NOT want, but are not sure what you DO want instead, first define what it is that you want. Once you have that picture, you can put together a plan. You cannot create a plan that leads nowhere. You need to know the goal first.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Decide what is not working
  2. Decide what you want instead
  3. Be as precise as you can about what you want
  4. Take a piece of paper and write down 10 actions that, done sequentially, will take you there
  5. Start moving with the first action
  6. If it is too big, then break the first action down into smaller potions that can be done with ease
  7. Do not stop until you get to where you want to be
  8. Get help if you are not sure how to do certain things

Simple and doable, right?

Now go do it!

Love,

Rucsandra