Supercharge your wishes into actual goals
You’re not going to get it just by blowing out birthday candles
I celebrated my birthday this weekend, and I did the customary blowing out candles to make a wish.
Then I had the additional thought of why am I letting it just be a wish I hope it could happen…somehow? Hello?! …After doing all this personal growth work and I’m still “wishing” for this “elusive” thing to happen?
Alright, if I really wanted this “wish”, then I need to make it a priority and do something about it. It can’t keep on getting pushed behind other priorities and excuses. I can’t keep waiting for the day that I’ll “finally” have the time to make this happen because my schedule has cleared up. Knowing myself so well, I’ll find a way to fill up my time with something else.
This is it.
I’m drawing a line in the sand. I am making this a priority now.
So I did something different this year. I supercharged my birthday wish with a burning desire to make it into a goal and my reality.
Here’s an excerpt from my blog:
Deep down, all these wishes of yours signify that you want some sort of change―temporary or permanent―from your day-to-day life or status quo. But wishing can only take you so far. It’s just a fleeting thought or hollow words that disappear at the tip of your tongue.
IF YOU REALLY WANT IT, MAKE IT MEAN MORE THAN THAT
There’s a yearning deep in your soul waiting to surface. It’s just buried under layers of fear, uncertainty, suppression, or disbelief. Turn those wishes into something more―supercharge those wishes with a burning desire to make them happen. Translate those desires into actual goals, take action towards achieving them, and feel the fulfillment of making that desire into your reality.
Yes, it means stepping outside of your comfort zone.
Yes, it means something in your life has to change to make it happen.
And yes, it means you’ll have to be more than who you are now to achieve it.
That is growth.
And that’s how you become your best self… by transforming your desires into reality.
SOMETHING WITHIN YOU CHANGES
When you choose to make your desires into something more, something within you changes:
YOU COME ALIVE. That kid-like curiosity and playfulness ignite as you get excited about your life again. It turns into something you’re looking forward to rather than the grind you’ve been used to.
YOU BECOME A BETTER VERSION OF YOURSELF. In order to achieve these desires, you have to overcome your fears and challenges. In the process, you overcome one or more of your limiting beliefs. You’ve shifted your mindset towards what’s possible. You are never the same person after accomplishing a goal you’ve always wanted to achieve.
YOU FEEL MORE FULFILLED. Those desires exist within you for a reason. Imagine those desires as your soul giving you little clues for what makes you happy. It’s craving for something more than what you're currently giving it. Answer those calls, and feed your soul what it needs!
In this blog post, I mention these 4 things that can help you supercharge your wishes into goals. Read the full post to get the how-to’s. Here… I’ll be sharing my personal choices + experiences doing these exact things to help me turn my wishes for the year into actual milestones I’ve achieved:
PICK YOUR POINT OF NO RETURN. I had to burn the boats, bridges, or whatever metaphor there is to describe this. I had to choose to go all in building my business. I had to commit to pivoting my coaching niche. I had to let go of a great relationship because of a non-negotiable. I had to transform my “wishes” into non-negotiables for my life.
CONSCIOUSLY CHOOSE YOUR SACRIFICES. This is a continual work in progress. It takes awareness and conscious decisions to intentionally choose my sacrifices. It’s so easy to let my old habits, patterns, or even life in general to choose those for me unconsciously. My old limiting belief of “I need to work hard to succeed” threw me in the boxing ring with my workaholic self twice this year. I got beat up really badly both times, even though I did get A LOT DONE in the past 5 months⏤possibly a year’s worth of work⏤along with sacrificing my health. But these taught me valuable lessons about having and creating high quality rest, transforming the way I see rest, improving my time management and setting more realistic goals, and how to enforce better boundaries around my work.
INVEST IN YOURSELF. Oh, have I done this… I’ve invested in numerous programs, coaches, consultants, and even a matchmaker to improve my mindset, better my personal life, and upgrade my home. These large investments in time, money, and energy signified that I was burning all my backup plans and doing whatever it took to make my “wishes” into goals. Knowing what I need to achieve what I want, I had to create my own support system and find the type of guidance I needed to keep the forward momentum towards building my dream life, ideal relationship, and optimal business into what I envisioned for myself. I’ve bet on myself as my greatest investment.
CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS. It’s so easy to just keep churning and focus on the large gap between me and my goals⏤all without looking back at what I’ve already done so far. I had to look up the date of when I chose my point of no return to recognize how much time has passed since I’ve been developing into this new me. This paper plane I’m sharing with you right now is a part of my celebration to acknowledge all that I’ve done and achieved. I had to take the time to write it all out to remind myself of these decisions I’ve made and the results I got.
HEAD BACK TO NUMBER ONE AND START AGAIN! Well, here we go again! It feels like the same loop, but I am approaching it from having more clarity from all the actions I previously took, being more knowledgeable than before, increasing my self-confidence, and gathering up greater courage as I head over to number 1 to start this process again at a higher level.
HELL YAH, all this is scary… but there’s no better time than now.
What I want is on the other side of all that fear.
I don’t want my wishes to turn into fleeting thoughts or hollow words that disappear at the tip of my tongue. No more waiting for a miracle for my wish to happen to me. I’m creating my own opportunities.
I am turning my wishes into my reality.
You are worth it. You are absolutely capable. And you can do it, too!
⬇️ Share in the comments what is one wish YOU are turning into your reality, so I can cheer you on!
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