Have you ever tried turning your dream into a reality only to end up stopping because you felt too uncomfortable stepping outside your comfort zone? If you have I TOTALLY get it. For the past two years I’ve been embarking on turning my personal journey of health and wellness into a business. I’m now at that FORK in the road. The hard part. The scary part. I’m feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Am I going to stop? No flippin’ way! But, I had to call in reinforcements to help nudge me onward.
If you’re at that crossroads, or even considering a different path in your life my first suggestion would be to have your personal ‘cheer squad’ front and center to cheer you on. Keep your naysayer friends/family at bay and focus on those who believe in you and are in your corner on your DREAMS to REALITY venture. In addition you may need some practical tools and steps to keep you moving forward. I found the below coaching tools really helpful to me so my hope is that these will help you too! So DREAM ON…and keep moving forward!
“OBSTACLES ARE LIKE WILD ANIMALS. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” – Orison Swett Marden, writer
The 5 Step Plan to Turn your Dreams into a Reality:
The easiest way to turn a dream into reality is one step at a time:
Choose one thing to get done. Just one single step in your journey. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Identify what scares you most. Ask yourself: what’s the worst thing that could happen if I face this fear? Write down the worst-case scenario and how you would confront it.
Identify a small reward for yourself once you’ve accomplished that activity.
Then just do it. Complete and check that task off your list.
Now treat yourself to the reward, rejoice, and celebrate!
Repeat the above steps as many times as necessary and watch yourself get happier and healthier by pursuing what you love.
Here’s another tool:
Patti Dobrowolski’s inspiring TEDtalk on how to Draw Your Future. In only ten minutes Patti will show you how to literally draw your current state to your desired reality in 3 BOLD STEPS:
ACT ON IT
Patti found studies that show, “the brain emits serotonin and oxytocin when you draw and dream.”
I don’t know about you but I want more of those feel good hormones coursing through my bod, don’t you?! Check this out. It’s brilliant.
I would so love to hear from you! Do you have any tools and tricks that are working to turn your DREAMS into a REALITY? If so please share.