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Do your big ideas get smothered under the weight of your obligations?

Every great big idea starts with a burst of inspiration that generates a flow of tantalizing feelings that bubble to the surface and stimulates every cell in your body into action. The first few days you are on a roll, making your dreams reality one step at a time to make it happen. Knowing achievement is ahead on the horizon.

However, as everyday stress and obligations take over, making us aware of the distance to our horizon, we disconnect from what we want.  It feels like the obstacles to make your big idea happen are insurmountable.  Doing the laundry and cooking dinner become the priority, and our big idea gets smothered under the weight of our responsibilities, demands, and chaos yet again.  But, does it need to be that way?

Measure Twice, Cut Once

In managing your energy (your fuel), efficiency (your speed), and effectiveness (your focus) to bring your ideas to life, measuring twice and cutting once takes on critical meaning.  Rushing into action ignoring the planning process is the beginning of the formula for failure. Our logical sense to act is a good one, but doing must not be the first task on our list. Start your to-do list with planning.

Planning to make your dreams a reality doubles your chances of success.

Planning doubles your chances of successfully executing your ideas, but that’s only part of the story. As you may know, things rarely go as planned.

80/20 Rule

It’s well established that 80 percent of the tasks you do contribute less than 20 percent to your success. This happens because we take too much time deciding what to do next, or doing unnecessary work and taking unfocused actions.

Conserve Your Energy, Money, and Time

Planning is also crucial for achieving your success without sacrificing your energy, time, and money.  These are commodities, and you must protect them with the veracity of the King of the Jungle. With careful planning around your commitments, demands, and responsibilities, the struggle of aligning your priorities ceases to exist. Making it easier to adjust your plan for life’s inevitable crises and challenges, rather than having these situations become all-consuming fires.

How to Make Your Dreams Reality in 3 Steps

Now that we know to Measure Twice, Cut Once, the 80/20 Rule, about Conserving Energy, Time and Money, you may be asking yourself, how do I do that.  And that’s where I come in, here’s how:

  1. Set your intention. Be very clear about your big idea, the vision you want to bring into your reality is the first step.  Don’t say I want to make more money, know how much more money you want to make. Don’t say you want to create a successful business, define what success means.  Don’t say you want to be healthy and lose weight, know what being healthy means to you and how much weight you want to release and by when. Know what your big ideas look like specifically so you can manifest them into your reality more easily. 
  2. Plan your action. With clarity, you can start to plan each step it will take to make your dream a reality. However, don’t just plan it all out without looking at the plan. Your plan is a living course of action that will change over time. As you move from one step to another, you will gain more clarity about what you want, making it necessary to adjust the plan.  Revising your plan is key to successfully using your plan to make your dream a reality.
  3. Work your plan. After you have your plan, start. Focus only on the first step, and then the next. Don’t think about all the things you must buy, do, and learn to achieve what you want.  Just take on the next thing.  Proceed one step at a time tapped into your inspiration and patience. It’s when we look at all the work that we need to get done that chaos and challenge sets in and becomes a problem.  When we focus on these things, we build resistance and kill our inspiration which keeps us from manifesting our true desires.

So, what is that big idea that has you inspired right now? Plan your action, then work your plan.  Commit to the process, and your success is guaranteed.  Share your ah-has, comments, questions, and thoughts.  I answer them personally.

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Here’s to your success without sacrificing your health, wealth, and happiness.

Until next time, live with passion, purpose, and play.

With gratitude,

Carmen M. Perez, Your Wellbeing Messenger
Lifestyle Coach for Women
Growth ~ Marketing ~ Performance
Author, Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Mother, Wife, and Lover of Life

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