- Is extremely talented with skills in high demand but reluctant to tell the world about them?
- Does such a great job in their field that they could earn the money they need in a few months but struggles to make ends meet the whole year?
- Has a seemingly endless store of business ideas but won’t put a single idea in action?
We all have at least one dreamer in our life. In fact, the person that I have just described may be you. If so read the following tips from my book, “Step Into Your Wealthy Place”, to learn how to go from dream, dream, dream to think, dream, do.
Tip #1: Go back in time. You may need to revisit some past experiences. Not simply thinking of them but writing them down. An effective tool for doing this is writing in a journal because it pushes you to do the work. Bringing up old memories can reveal where the obstacles come from that you are facing today. Your life is a sum of your past experiences. The things you go through determine of how you think. When you change your thoughts, you change your life!”
Tip #2: Do the work. Life is a lot like gardening. A seed becomes a healthy plant the more you work the ground and weed the soil. Weeding takes work. You can not simply tell the weeds to go away. You have to physically uproot weeds if you want the garden to grow.
Tip #3: Own the possibility. It is possible to overcome challenges when you decide to break free. I am reminded of this Bible story:
A man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Get up, pick up your pallet and walk.” Immediately the man became well, and picked up his pallet and began to walk. “…
He desired and decided to be well. Instead of complaining about his life’s challenge, he chose to take action on it.
Bonus Tip #4: Create powerful affirmations. How many times have you rehearsed a response similar to lame man in your mind? The issue was not if he could be healed because the cure was obviously available. The key is his willingness to get up and be healed. You see, when you become used to living with obstacles it is harder to see yourself moving past them. Change requires more than a verbal response. You have to do your part.
To get where you’ve never been, do what you’ve never done. Sound familiar? As profound as this statement is many people stay stuck because they ignore the importance of “doing.” Change takes work. Work takes time. Both are actions and both require your commitment.
If you have struggled to be more of a doer in any area of your life what changes did you make? What past experience has shaped your thoughts and actions today? What limiting thoughts did you have to put behind you to overcome barriers?