You may have a secret board on Pinterest called ‘Vision Board’ – the wedding, the baby, the dream job, pins about the bigger city you want to move to, your house with a lemon tree, traveling across the world…or maybe starting the business of your dreams. Many of us have these same desires, but we may not believe that it …
You may have a secret board on Pinterest called 'Vision Board' - the wedding, the baby, the dream job, pins about the bigger city you want to move to, your house with a lemon tree, traveling across the world...or maybe starting the business of your dreams.
Many of us have these same desires, but we may not believe that it is possible. Maybe someone told us our dream was silly or not a reasonable lifepath or perhaps you have failed over and over and feel it's just easier to give up and play it safe. I am here to tell you that it does NOT have to be that way. What you want in life, you can have 💯.
The first steps in creating the vision for your life is to know what you want.
What do you want? No really, what do you want? If a friend was asking you this right now, what would you say? You don't have to be afraid of what you want. No excuse, outside opinion, fear, or belief that it will never work will ever be worth giving up the best life you could have ever imagined.
Life has a way of assisting us when we are clear on our vision and taking steps to reach our dreams. When you declare what you want (dream big), work hard to get there (even if it is just baby steps) and continue to press on even when it gets hard, you will feel everything coming together, and the momentum will flow.
Don't know what you want? That's okay too! Sometimes we have too much clutter in our brains with what we think we are supposed to do instead of what we really want. Recently, my sister sat down with me to tell me that she was switching paths from her healthy- eating delivery service to going back to school for Nursing. While she knows she could make more money than she is currently making, it does not excite her. If this sounds like you, try going alone to a place that brings you joy. Sit with the unknown and allow your dreams to come up without judgment. What type of life would make you feel fulfilled?
Creating a vision can be one of the most grounding things that you can do for your life. When you are moving towards your dream, you can ask yourself “is this moving me closer or further away from my vision?”. It is so helpful to come back to what you want to guide you closer.
If you want to follow me on my own journey in moving towards my vision and risking big, click on the video below to watch Episode 1 of my series.
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If you want to hear more about how you can coach yourself into discovering your vision, click below to listen to Episode 1 of the second season of Risk Everyday.
People take the mosts risks for what they want when they 1) have no other choice 2) are fighting for love. Four years ago, when my husband and I were at a choice point in our marriage, we took a huge risk and moved from Las Vegas to San Diego. A realtor showed us a beautiful condo with a balcony …
People take the mosts risks for what they want when they
1) have no other choice
2) are fighting for love.
Four years ago, when my husband and I were at a choice point in our marriage, we took a huge risk and moved from Las Vegas to San Diego. A realtor showed us a beautiful condo with a balcony and floor to ceiling windows downtown. It was a scary decision because both of us were unsure if it would work out. All we knew was we wanted to try and we needed a fresh start. So, we stretched our budget and signed the lease.
Living in that gorgeous condo with a view made it a little easier to be grateful and forgive one another when we didn't do it perfectly. It was also a bold act of commitment from both of us towards our marriage. From there, we started to rebuild love and trust. We started to dream together about making a family and owning a house.
Though it seemed far fetched at the time, I remember whispering to Andrew, "Someday, I want a house with a lemon tree."
This year, life has come full circle. The same realtor who showed us that condo was the one who helped us find our dream home. It's a small white house with a blue door in an area that has great schools. In the back yard, there's a lemon tree. (It's moldy and needs help, but C'MON that's sooooo cool).
I've never felt more grounded or more in love. It has all been a result of learning how to take the right risks, embracing the unknown and allowing discomfort to be an opportunity to grow.
What I know for sure is that YOU are a risk taker and dream maker. You have it in you. Get clear on what you love and who you love so that you know where to take risks. Your relationship to risk is the single most important factor in living the life you were meant to.
Start small. Start big. Just start. Stretch. Risk.
My husband and I didn't now if we'd make it when we moved to San Diego, but taking that risk in the first place was the only way we'd find out.