The Words to Change your Life
Listen in to learn how to make 2022 your best year yet!
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Over the weekend, my husband, Emilio, and I sat down and planned out what we are looking to accomplish in 2022. December is a great time to look back on where you came from, assess where you currently are, and brainstorm your options for moving forward. I find this gets us on the same page and allows us to be most productive with our energy and resources in the coming year.
But, it wasn't always this easy. 😥
Between busy jobs and multiple streams of income, I often felt pulled in different directions. I have always been the idea person with big dreams. But, that also comes with its own form of Shiny Object Syndrome (You know, where you start one project then quickly jump ship to start another, never truly completing any of them? Just me? 😂) Well, I needed to find a way out of that and get focused so I could actually make progress, but that's where I got stuck...
Until I heard these words!
Start with Why. It's actually the title of a book that changed my view on what I could accomplish. (Check it out here) Before I was piecing all of these mishmashed ideas together, but now, I was able to get clear on what I really wanted to have happen in my life. It all started with taking just a few minutes to outline what was really important to me and for my family and to get at the crux of WHY it was important. After that, I was able to work backwards breaking my dream into smaller, sizeable chunks. I now look at everything through the lens of whether something fits the vision I have for my life...or if it doesn't. This keeps me focused and allows me to say no to requests without the guilt I once had.
And, all of a sudden, your dreams won't seem so far away!
So here is how you can break it down and make 2022 the best year yet:
Here is your opportunity to realize what you want in life is really possible...because anything is! In case you have been told otherwise, it is totally okay to set your sights high and to just go for it. When I was in my 20's, I quit my 9-5 and moved to Spain...because I wanted to. 99% of the people I told thought I was nuts. They asked me what I was going to do for work, medical care, taxes! Taxes?! That was their worry? I was going after my dream and everything else would fall into place. Don't let other people's small mindedness stop you from living the life you want!
Clear the Clutter.
Does this sound like you? You want to be the best parent, the best partner, the best investor. You also want to eat healthy, workout every day and learn a new hobby. Phew, that sounds exhausting! Unfortunately, if we try to do everything all at once, we will usually fall flat on our face. It's just too much change at once that isn't sustainable. So, get all of those goals out of your brain and down on paper. Decide where you want to start and truly work on mastering that! Then, work your way through that list!
Time to Sprint.
And we're off! It's time to take action! Now that you are focusing on one dream to incorporate in your life first, go for it! Break it down into a 90 day goal for yourself. This will help you stay on track in a manageable way that will not be overwhelming. It's a great building block and once you get it incorporated into your life, you'll be able to add the next block and the next to go from reaching your goals to living your dream!
Need help clearing the clutter and setting up your Sprint Goals? Join the Lady Landlords Goal Setting Workshop next week here!
Have a happy Tuesday!