Mindset Monday – Keep Your Dreams Alive
When was the last time you looked at your vision board? Does it truly reflect your dreams, what is important to you, what you want to achieve?
If yes, what is your path to make those goals a reality?
I penned today’s Mindset Monday after listening to The Mel Robbins Podcast this morning. Yes, I write from the heart about things important to me that I want to share with you. I was listening to Mel as I was in the gym doing kettlebell deadlifts and biceps curls with 35-pound dumbbells (I share this with pride as one of my goals). I thought about my dreams and what is on my vision board. I have been blessed to accomplish so much in life. It has not been easy and there have been many failures (I will talk about failing fast in another blog post). The key is that I never stop dreaming. No matter where you are in life, I wanted to share a few thoughts that I took away from Mel’s podcast on how to reignite your dreams and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
Fan The Flame Within
At the core of Mel’s message lies the understanding that within each of us exists a flame that symbolizes our unique purpose in the world. It's essential to recognize this inner fire and cultivate it. Understand that no matter your circumstances, your dreams are alive and waiting for you to acknowledge and pursue them. By embracing your inner flame, you can unlock your true potential and make a lasting impact on the world. My flame is helping others on their journey to health and longevity. Moving from “sick care” to health care and health coaching was a giant leap of faith but it is what I think of as I fall asleep at night and when I wake up in the morning.
Overcome Dream Dampeners
To harness the power of your dreams, it is essential to address the several common ways that you may inadvertently shut them down. These dream dampeners can include self-doubt, fear of failure, fear of success and the tendency to compare oneself to others. By identifying and addressing these obstacles, you can remove barriers that may hinder your progress and prevent you from fully embracing your dreams.
Jealousy as a Catalyst
Contrary to popular belief, jealousy can be a catalyst for personal growth and motivation. Rather than allowing envy to consume you, use it as a tool to gain insight into what you desire and what inspires you. By reframing jealousy as a positive force, you can channel it into constructive actions that propel you closer to your dreams. For the longest time I was jealous of other bloggers and podcasters. I didn’t think I could do it because I wasn’t sure anyone would care what I had to say. Then I decided to watch and learn from those I envied and that was a true mindset shift. “…just press play…” were three of the most motivating words I heard from Sean Cannell. Instead of resenting others' success, let it inspire and guide you toward your aspirations. Use jealousy as a reminder of the untapped potential within you, motivating you to act and turn your dreams into reality.
Leverage the Power of Morning Reflection
The way you start your day sets the tone for what follows. Incorporating a simple yet powerful morning reflection exercise can profoundly impact on your mindset and productivity. By asking yourself one question in the morning, you can set your intentions, align your actions with your goals, and approach the day with clarity and purpose.
What can I do today to bring me closer to my dreams?
As I have shared, I start my day by reading the Daily Motivator, then head to the gym. My workout and my morning walk/run are meditative experiences for me where I can reflect on yesterday, plan for today and dream about tomorrow. I always ask myself what is most important to accomplish today that can help move me closer to my goal.
I encourage you to listen to Mel’s podcast this morning. I have summarized my takeaways in today’s Mindset Monday. Sometimes, life's challenges and disappointments can dampen our ability to dream. Don’t let this happen to you. By adopting some or all of these mindset tips, I hope you can fuel the powerful flames within you and propel yourself toward a future filled with purpose, fulfillment, and success.
Take the first step today and witness the transformative power of your dreams.
I believe in you.