Are You Dreaming or Doing?

Are You Dreaming or Doing?

Are you wishing for your perfect life? The perfect body? The perfect career?

Or … are you working for them?

There is a difference. I know you know there is a difference. I have read all about the Law of Attraction and I do think there is some merit to it. However, I also think you attract what you become.

I’ve touched on this before, but I could sit on my backside all day long watching television and eating Five Guys, meditating and wishing I had a great body. However, if I don’t get up off the couch and start moving, if I don’t make better choices about what I’m putting into my body, that body will never be a reality.

Wishing does not equal working. Wanting something will not make it magically appear.

I visualize myself as being a best-selling author, but if I don’t actually write my stories and get them published, that will be just a dream.

We have to take action to get the things we want out of life. If you’re wishing you could be like Kanye and Kim, what are you doing to make that a reality? If you want to live on a farm and raise horses, what are you doing to realize that dream? If you see yourself as one of the top achievers in your company, what are you doing to make that happen?

No matter what dream you have for yourself, you can make it a reality, but you must take action. A dream without a goal is just a wish.

Dream big. Set goals. Take action.

It’s a really simple formula, but one that far too few actually adhere to.

Most people are great at dreaming the big dreams. They’re great at visualizing fabulous houses, expensive cars, gorgeous jewelry and breathtaking vacations to exotic locations. But that’s usually where things stop. They never take that next step from dreaming to actually doing.

They never sit down and actually write down long term goals and the steps necessary to take them from point A to point B. And if they do go so far as to make a plan, they never take action on that plan.

This is why so few people are successful. Success is hard work. Success is dedication. Success is giving up that television show, scrolling through Facebook or cruising the internet. Success is saying no to the bad for you food and yes to food that nourishes you. Success is actually doing and working for what you say you want.

I’m going to steal a phrase from Brian Tracy, but it’s one I absolutely love.

What one thing, if you did it today, could get you closer to your goal?

Do it!

How To Get More Stuff Done

How To Get More Stuff Done

There’s just not enough hours in the day to get everything done that needs to get done!

Does that phrase sound familiar?

I have said that to myself more times than I can count. I have a million things that I need to do, want to do, should do, but before I know it, it’s time for bed and many of those well-intentioned plans are still left undone.

So what can a girl do? Just keep plodding along, wondering why she’s not getting ahead? Why her books aren’t finished? Why she didn’t work out AGAIN?

I’ve found the secret!

Get up early! And when I say early, I mean I’ve started getting up at 4:00 am!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Are you crazy?”

My husband said the same thing to me when I told him I was setting my alarm for 4:00 am last week.

He looked at me like I had lost my mind and said, “Four? As in FOUR IN THE MORNING????”

Yes and you know what? I’ve been doing so for over a week and it’s going GREAT!

What am I doing at four in the morning and what gave me the idea?

One of the Royal Crown Diamonds with Young Living recommended a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. I put it on my Amazon Wish List and forgot about it for a few weeks. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to add it to my cart and am I glad I did!

This book has been an eye opener for me.

I’m not sure if I mentioned this in a previous blog post or not, but shortly after we made the decision to homeschool my youngest son, his older brother asked if he could also be homeschooled. We agreed and I am now homeschooling both boys, which means less time for me to get the things done during the day.

Less time to workout. Less time to write. Less time to work.

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE having my boys home with me. I love being able to do this for them. However, those lost hours needed to be made up somewhere. But where?

This book had the answer.

For the past week and a half, I have been getting up at 4, reading my bible, praying, journaling, saying my affirmations and doing yoga. In order for me to be able to roll out of bed and get to work right away, I made a routine for myself for the previous night which includes the following:

– Laying out my workout clothes for the next day
– Having the coffee maker ready to go so all that is needed is a push of the button
– Having the dog’s food bowls filled and ready to be set down
– Supplements already bagged and ready to be taken along with my first bottle of water for the day
– Kitchen cleaned
– Boy’s homeschool assignments written out and set up for the next morning

This way, everything is ready to start off my day as soon as I get downstairs. No distractions.

Most of the family doesn’t get up until 6, which gives me 2 solid hours of alone time.

If you’ve not tried this “Miracle Morning” routine, I highly recommend this book and giving it a try for at least 21 days. See how much your life improves and just how much more you get done in a single day!

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