Hiiiii! So today I want you to give yourself permission to dream. I want you to step outside of your current reality and look to the future with hope, joy, and light. For some of you, this might feel difficult. You might be in a place right now where you feel stuck which makes looking ahead almost impossible. But, I know you can do this. AND I know that it will help you get unstuck!
We’re going to look ahead five years and pretend that it is your current reality. Yes, it’s in the future but today during this exercise you’re going to think of it as if it’s happening right now! I believe that this type of thinking inspires us to greatness.
So, finish this prompt: “In five years I am…”
Write your answer down as if it is your current reality – in present tense. For example, “I live in a beautiful home with abundant time to spend with my family.” Does that make sense?
Here are a few guiding questions for you as you go through this exercise!
- Where are you living?
- When you wake up in the morning, what work do you do?
- Who are you surrounded by?
- How much money are you making?
- What type of person are you for others in your life?
- What fills your soul?
- How does your life feel?
- What do you have time to do that you couldn’t before?
There are so many other questions you can ask yourself! Think through what makes sense for you and what you want, where you want to be, and who you want to be.
Ok! How do you feel? Does this idea of five years from now make you excited? I hope so!!
To be where you dream of being in five years will require intentionality. It is going to take hard work, dedication, and determination because there is always going to be noise that can distract us from our goals. But it is going to feel sooooo much easier because you are clear in your heart, soul, and mind on what your goals are! Keeping those dreams and desires at the forefront of your mind as you make decisions for your life, your business, your family, etc. will keep you motivated versus just trudging along. They will keep you from being swept away by life by keeping you in alignment!
Another important requirement to make this happen for yourself is boundaries. You have to dream up what you WILL do first and then you have to put boundaries in place for what you WON’T do or allow in your life in order to get to your dream life. When your boundaries are muddy you can’t do what you actually feel called to do. Do you need to establish personal boundaries? Time boundaries? Boundaries in relationships? Think through these!
Alright!! This is exciting and important work you’re doing!! You can literally get yourself unstuck and change your actual reality. It just starts with deciding what you want and committing to getting yourself to that spot. Keep going!!
So, where do you want to be in five years?