How often do we say “yes” to things that people ask us to do? I say “yes” all too often and then wonder why I haven’t had the time to do what I want to do.
A friend of mine said to me the other day that in order to get to where you want to be, you need be sure that you’re taking yourself and your dreams as seriously as you take everyone else’s dreams. And that’s a pretty big ask for some people (including myself). This friend of mine then progressed with the notion that you need to put your end goal or dream “out there”, write it down, create a vision board, put a charm on a bracelet, whatever it is that reminds you of what your dream is. Next, write out the steps you need to take in order to achieve your dream. Then, when someone asks you to do something for them, think of your dream, look at your vision board and ask yourself:
1. Will doing this bring me closer to my dream or
2. Will doing this take me further away from my dream?
Being aware of what brings you closer (or further away from) your dream, gives you power of choice. You can actively choose to do the things that draw your dream closer, rather than sabotaging it before you’ve even started. Knowing that your dreams are just as important as anyone else’s is something which, once realised, gives you the power to make your dreams come to fruition.