Here's the myth: people who life their dreams have limitless time, no kids, no interruptions, no medical crisis, no job layoffs, and they just sprawl around eating bonbons visualizing their next island cruise.
I hate to break it to you.
That's not the case.
Obstacles happen to everyone. But they don't have to derail you or be your excuse to give up your dream.
I also know your life is packed - overstuffed with commitments. I know you're stretched and exhausted and really don't have anything left to give. (cue the tune "no more f's to give)
It can feel like every time you get a foothold on your goal or dream, life throws some new catastrophe or distraction at you. You just can't catch a break. I get you. I am you.
Here's the trick I use when shit's rolling in.
The one minute rule.
Long ago, I decided to stop making excuses and instead relentlessly move toward the life I wanted no matter what.
I knew I could carve out one minute a day to remember my dream and think positively about it (that's about all the time and energy I had back then).
I decided that every morning, I would spend at least one moment thinking about the future I wanted. That's it - 60 seconds and then I got on with my day.
Personally, that minute is first thing in the morning, in the restroom. No one bothers me in there. (My heart goes out to the mom who can't pee alone yet, but I know you can find 60 seconds somewhere.)
Why it works: it starts building a habit of positive thought toward your goal - a foundation you can build on.
Give it a try this week. You'll be surprised how 1 minute turns into thinking about it while you do the dishes, during your commute, which turns into a weekend away, and eventually turns into a new life.
Pro tip - I have an alarm that reminds me. I use the Strides app.
Check it out and let me know how it goes.
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