Long time readers of the blog know each year I set my intentions and encapsulate them into a mantra for the upcoming year. So as 2017 comes to an end, I’m looking ahead to how I will make 2018 my best year ever.
You too, are probably thinking of the year ahead, and what you can do to make it amazing. So let’s explore some things that might make that happen for you.
Everything amazing always starts with a dream. You need a vision of something you want to do, have, or become. And you want that vision to have traction. Meaning you need a “sticky” goal, one that stays with you – and is bold, daring and powerful enough to pull you toward it.
You know the next step is talking action. Because watching The Secret one more time isn’t going to change anything.
We all face a natural state of lethargy and entropy. It’s always easier to wait, procrastinate or do nothing. So it’s important the dream or vision you have encompasses your “why.”
Your mind naturally filters through the process required of any achievement and subconsciously evaluates the reasons to do or not do it.
Sometimes – and oftentimes for the really important things – you have to override the logic, risk involved, and complacency to simply get into action. Action can create motivation. And every step you get closer to a dream, increases that motivation to achieve it.
Now you’re on your way. Your dream is coming closer. The finish line is in sight. You are really going to do this!
And now is when the real challenges appear…
Blow. Them. Up.
If we had always been realistic and logical, we’d all still be living in caves. So you have to mentally blow up all these constructs, assumptions, and herd thinking.
Tie them all together, and you have my mantra for 2018:
Dream Big. Act Now. Blow Up Shit.
You’re welcome to make it yours as well. Or tweak or modify, to create one that speaks to you. But find one. Then live it. Because you only get one shot at this life.
Make it mean something.