From time to time we get off course and need to stop , pause and reframe our lives.
I find these 7 steps helpful.
Step #1: Be Authentic
We are ever changing and evolving hopefully for the better as in personal growth. Don't cling to something you used to be. Don’t try to be something you’re not – in your life or in your work – You don’t want to run into the disappointment both you and others from expectations you can't met. Don't allow others to tell you who you are. Seek and find your true self and be yourself .
Step#2: Learn to Focus
You have many dreams and that is great till you try to work on them all at one time and end up burned out. You can do everything you want , just not all at the same time. You must figure out what is most important to you at any given time and learn to focus on priorities. This is something that I am just learning to do . When one learns to focus on priorities then life begins to flow . You learn to block out what is lest important and put your effort on what counts most at this time.
Step#3 : Face your fears
Face your fears or stay in your comfort zone where there is not much accomplishment. People moving forward with their life often feel scared , but take the action they need to take anyway. You never know what you are capable of doing till you try.
Sometimes we have to force ourselves out of our comfort zones. Great things will happen when we push threw our fears. Be the person you want to be! Do the things you want to do! Try new things!
Step#4: Learn to say NO
Don't add too much to your plate. Learn to say no gracefully. Know your purpose at this time in your life and make wise choices. If you’re spending your entire time saying yes to the wrong things in your life then when will you have the time to say yes to the right things? Your precious time and energy should be spend toward the things that matter the most to you and fit in with your purpose .
Step #5 : Build a Dream Team
You have a dream you need to learn to network for support you need in bringing those dreams into reality. No one is an Island. Seek out friends and family who will cheer you on! Don't put anyone on your team who is negative and not encouraging to you. Find experts who can help you get what you want. Invest in things that will support your goals which is investing in yourself.
Step#6: Practice Patience
We live in a "I want it all and now society " , and all things take due time. The Bible says, in due time if we faint not we will reap our Reward. Make Patience a part of your vocabulary.
Patience is not about being lazy or stagnation. Patience is about understanding the principles of "Due Time", understanding the realistic steps you need to take to get to where you want to go and realizing it will take more than a day to get there. Patience is tracking your progress and knowing one day you will get to that place you want to be.
Step # 7: Keep your sense of Humor
Don't take life too seriously . See the Humor in things. Don't sweat the small stuff as they say. Give yourself permission to laugh at yourself now and then. Finding some humor in everyday life is vital. Humor helps keep your head clear so you can think problems out and see creative solutions. If we get caught up in anger, frustration and worry, we’re not going to find the answers we need.
Time to reboot our goals and reframing our outlook on life will help. Have a great weekend!
Spend sometime thinking about your life and your goals so you can start next week off on the right foot. God Bless! Paulette