After 13 years of military service I am very accustomed to “making it happen”. Often my superiors would communicate their vision and empower me to “make it happen”.
As part of the process I would backwards plan based upon the deadline I was given. I created milestones, functional tasks, assembled the team, and acquired the necessary resources.
As I have continued my education, personal and professional development, and matured I realized I was missing something. I was very much able to create any outcome (within reason) my employer desired. However, I had not applied those same principles and created the life I wanted to live.
Creating the life we want to live is no different than creating the business you dreamed of or developing the vision of your employer. Here are four tips to creating the life you always dreamed of.
1. Self-Awareness. You must become aware of our learned self-conscious beliefs, challenge them, and consciously disassociate ourselves with the false and self-limiting beliefs from our past.
2. Self-Regulation. Once you are aware of our true beliefs you have to consciously replace the old beliefs with the news ones.
3. Filters. Reality is what it is. In other words, reality is neutral. We filter reality and apply negative or positive spin based upon the filters created by our learned beliefs. As we replace the negative self-limiting beliefs our filters will adjust. We will begin to see reality in light of our new healthy beliefs.
4. Make it happen. The final and perhaps most important step is creating a Life Visions Statement. It acts as a sort of business plan for your life. It details (very granularly) want you want out of life. In other words it details the milestones, tasks, and resources used to create the life we always dreamed of.
A life vision is a detailed plan for your life. It will serve as a road map that guides you towards achieving your impossible vision and becoming extraordinary. To create one, start by writing down areas that are important to you such as health, family, career, finances. Next, write some very broad goals within each of those areas. For example, under career you could list “get promoted” or under finance “save more money.” The next step is to become even more specific. Write out exactly what getting promoted means to you or what saving more money means.
Don’t you wish you were living the life of your dreams? The fact is you can! If you have any questions about creating the life of your dreams I am happy to answer them. Just leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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