Now that you’re dreaming again, 14 ways to stay focused on your dreams and visions.
Today I’m sharing the ways I stay focused on my dreams and visions; sometimes finding the right way to stay focused is challenging, I believe you never know what will work best for you until you try a few.
I love the definition of FOCUS when used as a verb; it’s defined as: pay particular attention to.
To pay particular attention; requires repetition and that we focus our desire to dream asking the question: (a) Where are you now? (b) Where do you want to go? (b) Where do you see yourself in the future?
What are you paying attention to, what are you doing to help move you closer to your dreams and vision? For example for my #100visionboardfree project; I’m paying attention to people and institutions who will benefit from what I have to offer; do they have youths, teens and women. Can we work together to serve their clients with my time as a volunteer then I create the steps to achieve it.
Thee secret of staying focused on my dreams and vision is to make it an obsession; to fall in love with it, to make it my daily priority using the 14 ways I listed below.
It’s like finding a new house or planning your birthday party or wedding, you give it all you’ve got and you fall all in.
Dreams and vision is no respecter of person; newbie’s or incumbent. It brings with a new visionary with a simple yet new perspective that shows up as a series of thoughts that the dreamer works on to bring to life.
Anyone can have a dream or vision but it takes perseverance, self belief and a lot of hard-work to bring it to pass, it takes a belief in what no one else can see but you.
Did you know that President Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state of this United States. So this got me wondering, and thinking more. Like what drove him, what kept him pressing on, did he have a vision as a child to become the President; don’t you wish his mom was around to remind him, and all of us of their bedtime conversation when he was younger.
The power of dreams and visions; the power of focus and the power of our words. Former President Obama, the Senator from Chicago, Illinois, the son of a Kenyan father, raised by his mom and later grandparents and later became the First Black President of the United States, he can teach us something about focusing on our dreams and vision and how perseverance works.
I love this quote by him;
The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on. – President Obama
Try at least 1 of the 14 ways listed below to stay focused on your dreams and vision
- Create a plan to meet your goals.
- Change how you use words.
- Write down the steps to attain your goals.
- Focus on 2 – 3 goals at a time or per quarter.
- Audit and create new daily success routine/habits.
- Speak your goals and visions as affirmation daily.
- Do something specific to grow or achieve your goals daily.
- Do the most fun or hard thing / important first, daily.
- Fall in love with your dreams, daily!
- Create a pros and cons list when confused.
- Create deadlines to help you finish on time.
- Have mini goals within your goals, this will help you meet the big goals.
- Have accountability partners who follow-up on your actions with you.
- Plan out all your goals with the end in mind.
Change Watch: Try this – Create a new daily success routine/habits: Audit your time in the morning and at night; take away or drop things that don’t matter to your soul; volunteer work, checking social media, watching the morning news – consider switching to watching the evening news etc.
If this article inspires you please share, I look forward to seeing you again next week.
Sincerely in Joy,
Encouragement from an optimistic single mom.
Life changed for me in 2008, and since then it has been an adventure.
I have learnt to love the road I am on, and smell the roses while driving on it too.
I believe that standards of living can change without a moment’s notice, affecting our old way of life.
That Passion can die, and be reignited again.
I found my passion and It’s writing and the story behind it.
I’m super passionate about hospitality, leadership and finance.
I am a single mom of boys who wants to change the world through a smile and genuine service.
I own up to the fact that I make an awesome follower.
I encourage and I inspire. I write, I blog, sometimes – I lead well, and sometimes I follow badly. But the important thing is to get started.
I recently met Simon Sinek, the Start with Why Guy and and so continue to inspire the world.
Email me for a free 20 minute chat or to help you on your way to your Why.
from my heart, xoxoxo