One of my favorite authors is Mike Dooley and this powerful quote is from his best selling book “Leveraging the Universe”. Here’s my take on it.
It’s easy, too easy, to get stuck in the mindset of ‘when this happens…then this will happen.’ When they’re out of diapers, then we’ll start saving some money. When they get past the terrible twos, then we’ll have a little more peace at home. When they get into school, then it will be easier.
But have you noticed that somehow that point in the future that you were dreaming would come just projects further into the future. All it is, is a trap. I can’t say I have ever heard any parent say, “Gosh now that little Bobby is out of diapers we are raking in the cash!” Why? Because little Bobby now has toddler music class, eats more food and has more expensive clothing needs.
Don’t wait until THEN arrives…it won’t.
What is it that you really want to do? Open a business? Become a writer? Go back to school? Start a yoga studio? Homeschool your children? What would you need to do to make that happen? Just step 1….
All you have to do is start with Step 1. Not tomorrow. Today. Start today to live the dream you have for the future.
Want to save some money? Start with $5 this week in a shoe box. Want to find more peace in your home? Try implementing a sticker chart, or read a parenting book, seek out the help of a professional. Want to make life easier, less rushed and more enjoyable? Then ask yourself what unnecessary tasks am I doing today that are sucking the life out of me and dump them.
Stop rushing. Stop cultivating unhealthy friendships. Stop thinking ‘someday it will be different’. It won’t. Start by creating a dream list and then breaking it down into doable bite sized pieces. Time order them. What comes first? What’s next? Then what? This is how you will reach your dream life. One little step at a time. Prioritize and focus.
So start with you. Start today.
===>Leave me a comment and let me know what your dream is and how you are going to take action to make it happen in the present. If I can help you in any way, let me know that too.
For me? I am going to start focusing on reaching as many moms as possible through my blog, on social media and through the press so that they can learn how to be happy, live the lives they have always dreamt would be theirs and then raise their kids in an empowered and positive way not through words…but through actions. Love you all! April
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