Steps to keep your passions & dreams hydrated

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I decided to accept that life would just be easier and less stressful if I accept it the way it is. It will not bring the happiness that I seek, but it will be the release that I need. 200 lbs worth of pressure lifted with just a simple shift of thought and acceptance. The moment lingered for a while and I saw that this simple thought shifted to other areas of my chaotic life. I began to let go of all what was me and what made me. Disguised as, the voice of reason, I saw the virus slowly spreading.

My grounded roots began to weaken and the leaves that helped the blossoming of my passions and dreams began to wither. My garden that was in bloom was beginning to die.

There are times in our life, where the constant battle of pruning and watering can be a chore that has taken its toll. Nothing is more damaging than watching your efforts come to a stand still. Days like this is a wake up call for you to take immediate action. Look at it as a warning sign/s.

WHAT CONTRIBUTES TO THESE FEELINGS                                                                              Watching and seeing others move past the beginning stages. People who have started their business after you, but somehow seem to be blooming and gaining success. A sudden burst of recognising your goals are not being met. All these things will make you feel defeated and at a lost. They make you question what you are doing and if you should be doing it at all. Watching other people grow as you seem to be at a standstill is a sure way to lose focus.

WHAT CAN BE DONE? IS IT TOO LATE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?                                    Quick answer to that is yes and no. The moment you recognise these feelings and that you are losing the will to carry on, is the moment that you can decide what to do about it. It is never too late.

STEP 1                                                                                                                                                                     Recognise what is bothering you so much. Write them down in a note pad. It could be 1 thing or 100. It doesn’t matter. It is so important to get it out of your head and down onto paper. Do not fret about time otherwise you can get lost and the panic will set in.

STEP 2                                                                                                                                                                  Organise goals, in either lists of importance or flip it  on its head and list them as the quickest to get through. The reason why I suggested the latter is because, sometimes the most important can take the longest to get through. You are already feeling delicate and fragile, and sometimes you want to see progress. Therefore the most important is not as important compared to seeing ticks on your to-do list. When tasks take long to do and you have quite a few of them to get through, the best way to keep motivated is completing the ones that take the shortest time. That way you will have a sense of achievement. Or you can add the longest ones in between. That way you get the best of both worlds.

STEP 4                                                                                                                                                                   Take each goal and break them down into small tasks. Do not let the steps to completing your goals throw you off. Your main goal is to keep your passions and dreams alive by working on them. Once you have broken them down, schedule them into your days or weeks. Try my free My Project Planners. These free downloads can help you get back to watering your garden and see your flowers bloom once again.

STEP 5                                                                                                                                                                     Once you have completed your task you might want to reward yourself. The completed tasks can also be its own reward. Write down your achievements so you can physically see them. This will help keep you motivated and before long your garden will be in full bloom. Why not download my free ACHIEVEMENT CHART. Decorate it and make your chart inviting. Hang it up or put it alongside your planner or diary if you have one.

Remember success is already there you just have to go towards it. The road will not be easy but it will be worth it. Your garden needs constant care to sustain its beauty.

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