Hello and welcome to my third and final post in my series on increasing your productivity and achieving your goals! If you’ll recall where we left off, I showed you guys just how harmful procrastination can be, and that the key to eliminating it from your life was to create clarity. Easier said than done, right? WRONG! I’m super excited to share this post with you today because I have a FREE printable for you to download at the end of this post that will enable you to create the clarity you need to move forward with any project or goal that you want to achieve. If you’ve hit a wall on your current project and don’t know what your next step is, great news! I have the solution. I feel confident that the printable will get those wheels turning for you if they’re stuck in the mud right now.
But before we get to all that, I want to talk to you guys about something REALLY important, something I know has been on your mind lately in one way or another–because that’s the way dreams work, right? They burrow into your heart and your soul and refuse to leave until you honestly face them head on. Dig real deep into your hearts right now, and think of that one dream or goal that seems too amazing and too big for you. Picture that one dream you already let go of, because it’s too costly, too difficult, or too broad. Launching your own business? Backpacking across Europe? Funding the wedding of your dreams? Is there anything you want so badly that it almost hurts to think about, because you’re scared you might not get it?
Now, hold on to that thing you’re visualizing–don’t shove it back down inside! Hold onto it and realize that it IS possible for you. Even if you feel sure that you can’t save enough money, you can’t find the time, you don’t know where to start—know that YOU CAN. All you need to do is create clarity for yourself so you can see what the next step is. I have been in your shoes. I felt for sure I needed “some kind of change” when I was living in northern VA, but I couldn’t articulate what that change meant for me at first. I knew I wasn’t as happy as I wanted to be, but at first I wasn’t sure why. It wasn’t until I began to articulate what I wanted in the long run for myself that I knew the area I was living in didn’t match up. And if you think I’m just an outlier and a crazy person for moving across the country to follow my dream, guess what! I’m not the only one.
- Britnee and Mark Johnston realized that taking a vacation here and there wasn’t enough for them–they wanted to see the world, and so they did. They saved $40,000 in less than two years, quit their jobs, and took a year off to take the trip of a lifetime.
- Tania Hassounia is a full time, self-employed graphic designer and illustrator who works remotely while traveling the globe. She also provides her creative services to non-profit ministries free of charge, for up to six months out of every year.
- Nathan Sawaya quit his job as a lawyer to become a professional LEGO artist. His sculptures became so popular as a new art medium that he was named one of the top ten must see global exhibitions in the world.
- Scott and Brittany had ambitions of sailing around the world, so they bought a boat and set sail to “seek a life less ordinary”. They’re currently sailing the British Virgin Islands with their new twin girls and plan to continue cruising the world as their family grows.
- After losing both of his parents to cancer, Derek Cullen realized that his life was out of control and he wanted to conquer his fears. He rode a bicycle across Africa, sleeping in a tent and documenting his adventure as an adventurer and filmmaker.
- Kayla Montgomery was a high school distance runner that was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Knowing that every day she runs might be her last, she’s pushed herself beyond what she thought possible and has become one of the best young distance runners in the country, with times even faster than before her diagnosis.
I can hardly describe the change in my mood now that I’ve moved to Denver. It seems like an indescribable thing, this feeling of waking up with anticipation and a sense of being incandescently happy–but I know what it is. It’s clarity. I created the clarity in my life that I was looking for, and now I’m living the lifestyle of my dreams.
I could list the feats of amazing human beings all day on this blog, but that’s not what I’m here for–and that’s not the push that you need. I am here to challenge YOU to add your name to this list. I never thought I’d be in Denver, but I’m so glad I am. I want you to join me on the other side of that wall, where you never thought you’d be. All it takes is the commitment to yourself, saying that you can and you will do what it takes to achieve your dream. Don’t procrastinate. Download and fill out my FREE printable today, and take that next step towards achieving the dreams that you never thought possible. This is your life–get out there and live every second of it.